I think it has to do with all the wonderful fair-related books I read as a child: Charlotte's Web, Farmer Boy, Windy Foot at the County Fair, etc. In my imagination I went to the fair with the characters in each book. Now, when I go to the fair, I feel like I'm reliving those imaginations.
And hopefully my children will have precious memories of the "real" fair when they grow up!
And tractor after tractor to climb on:
Thinking about Laura and Mary and Little House on the Prairie:
Of course we had to see "World's Largest Board" (we think that is a category and maybe not a fact). He was too big to stand, weighing in at over 1,100 pounds.
A trip to the sheep barn was a must since Auntie C was along. How do you like this hair-do?
These poor sheep were all prettied up and thus had to stay under their blankets. They looked very funny indeed!
The barn was filled with beautiful sheep, looking the best they ever do after all the extra attention, baths, shaving and fluffing:
"We're hungry!" baaed the sheep. "Let's try these."