Monday, September 1, 2008

the oregon state fair

when i was little, we went to the fair every year - one of those sacred family traditions.
as my brother and i grew up, however, the fair was quickly replaced with 3-a-day football practices, summer babysitting, and other symptoms of impending adulthood. finally, this year, we made it back to the fair for the first time in about a decade. it was smaller than i remembered. funny how that happens.

everything was overpriced.

















when i kept chickens i used to have a couple of this breed. they don't look as nice in the barnyard. my dad called them "phyllis diller chickens."


















a winner in the dahlia competition...

4 comments:

Andrea said...

We were there on Sunday! I remember it being a bit more fun and not quite so expensive!!! We still enjoyed ourselves though. Love your photos. :)

lani said...

hey cool! did you guys see garrison keillor? joel was bummed that we missed him...

Andrea said...

Bummer! We missed him too, but it would have been fun to introduce him to our Garrison! :)

Amie said...

We didn't make it to the fair this year. My son's favorite part of the fair has been looking in all of the RV's that they have on display. Now I don't remember seeing those at the fair when I was growing up! By the way, great photo of the dahlia!