July 29, 2011

The Fair

So our friends mentioned that this fair had elephant ears. That is usually a given, being a FAIR. But to my Midwest friends reading this...get this. Almost every single person out here has NEVER HEARD of elephant ears. Oh, they have funnel cake. But there is never any elephant ears! Can you believe it?
SO....when they told us this I mentioned it to Josh and we went. Oh, on the way it was a DOWNPOUR...we're talking thunder, lightning...and we even forgot to stop at the bank for some cash. But we managed to find $5 in change in my car and so we went. When we got there it had stopped raining and everyone at the fair was drenched. We headed in, found the elephant ear stand...and yup. There they were. It was glorious. And even when we ordered so many people walking by were like, "What is an elephant ear?" Can you believe it?

THIS is an elephant ear. It's amazing. It's similar to a funnel cake but it's flat and more crispy. And you would never ruin your elephant ear with powdered sugar...nope. It's all cinnamon and sugar. Delicious. And since there are never any elephant ears anywhere around here...Brooklynn had never tried one before. But tonight she did. Yes, she has finally tasted the amazing greasy goodness. She loved it, by the way.
 We stayed a little bit and looked at some of the farm animals. She was terrified of the cows. We even got to see a sheep shearing. How fun! 

 The first thing any farmer will tell you when you try and milk a cow is never, I repeat NEVER stand behind her when you are trying to milk. You could a: get kicked...HARD. or b: get peed or pooped on. Not a good idea. I didn't have the heart to tell Brooklynn when she milked this fake cow.

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