There is a yearly tradition for San Diego folk, it's the Del Mar Fair. We skipped the fair last year and decided to experience the fair as a family on its opening weekend this year. It took longer than an hour for us to drive down there, fight traffic, get a parking spot and walk to the ticket counter. Upon entering the fair Sadie demanded "yummies" and we set off for junk food alley. The smell of fried food permeated the air. There were people everywhere. Pregnant women, couples, singles, young and old came to the fair to enjoy crazy food, wild rides and walk inside exhibits. We started with french fries smothered in cheese and fried onions hoping that would hit the spot for Sadie. Unfortunately it did nothing for her. Dadda Logan jumped to the rescue whisking Sadie away to the nearest ice-cream vendor. Minutes later he brought a visibly happier Sadie and a beautiful hot fudge sundae. Have you noted the colored sprinkles? You know Dadda Logan loves his little girl if he's covering the ice-cream with whip cream and colored sprinkles.
I think I may have forgotten to mention the kettle corn that we had to buy before we did anything at the fair. And when I say we, I mean me. In the parking lot one of the parking attendants was carrying a bag of kettle corn - it took all of my willpower to resist jumping out of the car, grabbing the bag of kettle corn and pouring the bag into my mouth as quickly as possible.
I'm not sure I even remembered to breathe as I inhaled the kettle corn.
After ice-cream came the funnel cake. Logan covered half of the cake in strawberries and other half in Bavarian cream. I took a few bites and understood immediately that eating any more funnel cake would be detrimental to my digestive health.
Once food was dealt with we walked through the flower exhibit, the gardens, and then headed to the livestock area.
Afterwards we walked around the rides and entered the kiddie rides area. Sadie watched with glee two old elephants walk in circles with paying customers on their backs. I was torn between giving her an opportunity to ride the elephant and feeling disgusted at how rundown the elephants looked. Logan and I agreed to skip the ride this year to avoid a philosophical debate regarding the elephants. After five hours at the fair I was feeling rundown. We came home, I showered and laid in bed for hours holding a sleeping Sadie and resting. I spent the night waking up from pain throughout my body. At 24 weeks of pregnancy spending an entire day at the fair is not easy! Sadie slept from 7pm yesterday until 10am this morning.
A fun day that does not need to be repeated until next year :)
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