Tuesday, September 1, 2009

AK state Fair...

I know, Alaska is the biggest state, but since we have probably the lowest population, most things just don't happen here.

state fair ak vs tx
We don't mind about the population thing, it just makes it that much better...

We don't have a "Cherry Fair" or the "Peirogi Fair" or the "BBQ cook-off." We have the Alaska State Fair. Where cabbages are the size of large dog houses and zucchini bigger than watermelon.

Thank you Midnight Sun!

Koy, Kaisa, Danielle, Tarren and I went to the fair on Monday. Every fair-goer MUST partake in many State Fair traditions...

Such as...

kaisa and tarren

Taking photos with your friends...

pig races

Watching the Pig races...

shooting koy

Shooting at targets...

shooting
He ALMOST had it...pretty good shot.

old photos

Taking old-time Photos...

fast rides

Riding on Fast Rides...

kaisa on ferris

Riding on the Ferris Wheel...

(Just a side note, I did not, nor will I EVER get on these rides...I was happily content watching from the safety of the GROUND! Call me a chicken...go ahead. I'll buck-buck-buck with the best of them.)

wacky hair

Getting your hair done...

riding trucks

Driving the mini-trucks...

with snake

Taking photo's with reptiles...

spinning yarn

spinning

and learning to spin Qiviut (Musk Ox wool. Yes, it WAS the AK State Fair after all!)

Some of the other things not mentioned, included eating Buffalo Burgers and Halibut Quesadillas, participating in the National Guard Obstacle Course, buying way too much crap, and spending about three hundred dollars.

But, it's only once a year, so...what am I complainig about?!

3 comments:

Ms. ~K said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all!!!

ak_aphrodite said...

Ok, I will admit my BEST experience ever, was learning to make yarn! You are going to have to hold a class in Kotzebue to teach people how to make yarn. I can show you how to knit, you'll pick it up in 10 min. I love the hair-do on Kaisa and I'm sad I missed that. Thanks for bisiting us and the fun filled weekend!

Anonymous said...

OMG you are totally anal about Alaska being so much better. I love it.