Wednesday, January 30, 2008

We went to the South Florida Fair yesterday and had a ball. To remember it by, I ate a large Italian sausage with onions and peppers and a soft ice cream cone dipped in chocolate. I took two Tums at 2AM.

Despite the fact that Florida and Palm Beach County are among the largest farming and cattle areas in the country, each year we see a reduction in the farm animals exhibits and awards for pickled beets and the like. I guess people are more attracted by the evermore complex fright-rides and the carny-type games of chance (Ha!) But we enjoyed the exotic chickens and rabbits. There were some enormous bulls and beautiful horses. They still have the racing pigs, but we weren't there at the "They're Off!" call.( Missed that)

We went at noon when the old folks go, so the rides were largely quiet awaiting the young after school and evening crowds.

Oh yes, I also shared a funnel cake with Sally. It was a "forget the calories" day. Can't wait for next year.


Archana said...

Nice pictures! Is the first pic a llama? Long time since I saw one.

Davis' agriculture department used to have quite a few healthy looking cows and llamas (Davis was the first time I saw a llama).

Floridora said...

Yup, that is a llama. For purposes I don't know, there are a few llama farms in the western regions of our county. Cute, but they spit.