County Fair Highlights
Noting that it's now called "The Peninsula's Festival!". Because...I don't know why because. Classier? Same fried crap.
Although. Because it's Northern California, you can also get samosas, Thai curry, fresh watermelon juice, organic kettle corn AND cotton candy, and vegan mango lassi with coconut milk. I had the latter. I admit it.
Smelly farm animals are endlessly fun, even when they are passed out and farting/snortling/gobbling/honking/bawkbawkbakawing.
Pony rides = big hit with both girls.
Kiddie rides = not such a hit with Peabo.
Merry-go-round = big hit with both girls.
4-H exhibits and produce entries = eternally charming, if a little anachronistic for our area. Who knew San Carlos had a 4-H club?
Extremely kind man in an Oklahoma Football tshirt who gave his three stuffed animals to Peabo, Bean, and Kewpie Doll, our friends' toddler. Why? Because. He and his wife/GF didn't have kids, and he just saw kids and handed them out. We have named the bear Sooner, but I am going to avoid telling the Texan side of my family.
Funnel cake, fried artichoke hearts, and grilled corn = quintessential California fair food, and it now tastes like home.
by Heather Hoffman at 4:19 PM