Martin decided to take off from work on Friday and we got up early and headed out to America's Fair. It was a beautiful day, not too hot, and lots of sun. We had a blast checking out the livestock, arts & crafts, and lots of interesting vendors. We had a fried onion (what I've always known as a "bloomin' onion" for lunch and were too stuffed to have a fried dough later on, though we both wanted one desperately.
There was one boar that weighed well over 700 pounds, and I daresay he was the biggest pig I've ever seen, but he was friendly and very cute. There was also a big ol' Mama pig who had some two week old piglets there. They were so cute! They basically try to suck on anything that comes near them, so poor Martin got a nice little suprise at how many teeth a piglet has when one took a nip on his finger!
The cows were, as always, beautiful. The animals all make me feel sort of wistful for when we had all of them as pets when I was a kid. I keep telling Martin, "Someday when we have a farm..."
We left midafternoon and scooted over to his parents to say "hi" and had a nice visit (including dinner). When we got home, we discovered that our little city of Batavia, NY was having a street fair, so we hiked down with Loki in tow to check it out. We listened to about half an hour of a keltic band, then mosied our way past another fried dough stand which we were forced to pass up due to fullness again.
The following day we went into town and hung out with Martin's friends for awhile. We came home and walked down to the street fair again, (new bands had piqued our interest) and we were yet again... full. So, a fair is a veritable smorgasbord... but we just can't eat that much!