Friday, September 26, 2014

The Durham Fair

Mom and dad went to the Durham Fair last night and left us all alone at home.   No dogs allowed, she says.  The weatherman forecast rain - could be heavy at times with winds.  It was the perfect evening. None of that happened.  Mom says it was because she and dad both wore raincoats and she had her umbrella with her. They arrived at the very beginning of the fair and paused as our National Anthem was sung on the loud speakers. 

The very first thing mom and dad did as soon as they entered the gates was eat.   The vendors make it pretty easy!
Mom waits all year for this huge sugar donut!   Yup, it was worth it ☺
 And dad waits all year for his apple crisp and he said it was delicious and it was huge!  Dad had the very first apple crisp at the 2014 Durham Fair.  He was well rewarded!   He also had an order of fries and they both had steamed cheesburgers but they were so busy feeding their faces that mom forgot to take those pictures. 
 Hey, we thought you said no dogs allowed, mom!
 This poor fireman was sitting on the roof when they got there and he was still sitting on the roof when they left~
 No, he didn't buy it but he thought about it!
 The quilts were gorgeous as always.
 They hang from the ceiling so you can't really see the work up close.   Mom really wanted to study that peacock quilt.  The picture doesn't do it justice. It was just gorgeous!
 A dessert quilt!
And a mini for the season ☺

 The flowers were beautiful~

 And the mini arrangements were adorable~
 The best part of the fair - the animals!

 Yes, he's fake~
 But this one is real.    He has big feathers growing on his feets!  Don't you trip when you walk, buddy?

 These guys had blue powder on their butts.  hummmmmm
We asked this little girl if we could take her picture.  She sure does love her sheepie friend ♥

 Do you think he needs to see his dentist? 
 These goats were best buddies.
 And so were these guys~
 Mom and dad finally found the huge pumpkins!

 Imagine a pumpkin in your garden that size!
 He would make 87 thousand pumpkin pies!
 Yup, the absolute perfect evening~
So until next time............

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly


Julie said...

Wow, that looked like a fun day out....and... they didn't take you !!!
Outrageous I say
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Gus said...

Looks like fun and fine food. We have a rabbit in our annex. He looks a lot like that little fellow.


Cowspotdog said...

that looks like such wonderful fun - Mom really wanted to go to our local fair last week but the area they hold it in is a traffic nightmare.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Hmmmmmm. We think they just told you it was going to rain as an excuse to abandon you. We have a Show here, similar to a fair, but we're never allowed to go either.

That Apple Crisp was HUGE! We think you should have been there to help your dad eat it.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Hmmmm...I think Mom was pulling your paw bout NO DOGS ALLOWED. She just didn't want to share that sugar donut...

Hap-Pee Weekend!

Unknown said...

What no dogs allowed???? Hmm likely story we say. Looked great and we loved seeing all the animals and the pumpkins and loved the Halloween quilt. Nice one but would have been better with dogs methinks. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly
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You don't have to do anything just email us a link to the post you like me to showcase (anything Halloween-ish as it is Shocktober would be great but really no worries).
I will do the rest so just the link and a nomination for the week after of your choice.
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Archie and Melissa said...

hi m & m!

oh your mom and dad had a wonderful time at the fair.

they brought us all with them in theis wonderful post!

thank you for sharing it with us!

m & a

Two French Bulldogs said...

We love fairs. I mean MOM loves fairs. Boy that whip cream stack looks fantastic. We never saw a sheeps with a coat
Lily & Edward

Monika + Bente said...

When you have the best food!

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥Greetings - Bente

Soggibottom said...

Meanie mom and dad, they didn't take you ????
It might have cost Dad another apple crisp if they had. Wow, that looked good. Best not to let Freya know as she's still on her diet. Looks as if Mom and Dad had a great time, maybe they can sneak you in next year :-) x x x

Ziggy Stardust said...

I am sorry you couldn't go along. The foodables looked and sound amazing! I am glad they had a nice time with no rain. I bet you were both happy to see them.

Love Sasha

Anonymous said...

So, was that a county fair, sure was a good one, we loved the animals!

The Mad Scots

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

The Durham Fair is always wonderful!!!! Mom would love to sink her teeth into one of those donuts, and WE would love a lick and taste of that apple crisp!!!

Happy weekend.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

KB said...

The food sounded good all by itself... but then there were all those cute animals! Yes, that llama needs to see a dentist :)

Helen said...

Great day at the fair. The apple crisp looked delish!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

What a wonderful day at the fair!
Maybe its good you did not go,, cause you might have stepped in something stinky.. and then when you got home you might have to get a bath!
But it looked like a marvelous day for humans!

Millie and Walter said...

Looks like your pawrents had a great time. Our mom wouldn't like a quilt show hanging from the rafters either. It is more fun to see the quilts close up.

Bocci said...

Thanks for sharing the fair with us—sounds like a great time! And that food! And those gorgeous quilts!

Roan said...

Fun! Love all those pumpkins. We always grow them in our garden, but none would complete with these. Love the fake chicken. fooled me at first. :)

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

What pretty things! and hey, that rabbit be a rex, like Faline.

Glad you has beed hasing a nice time and getting ice cream, even if you didn't get to go to the fair.

Mum says that round here they put a strap filled with powder on the rams and then they can see which ewes has been er 'serviced' by which rams. Hence the blue powder
~Lickies, Ludo

How Sam Sees It said...

I did a double take on the stuffed chicken! ;)

It looks like your Mom and Dad had lots of fun!

Monty and Harlow

Sue said...

I always loved looking at the quilts at the fair, but the animal barns were my favorite.

Sweet William The Scot said...

I seriously think your Dad should have gotten the motorcycle weather vane. I could hear it calling his name. Wonderful Fair thanks for taking me along.
Sweet William The Scot

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Your Mom and Dad told you no dogs allowed?!? Bummer.

But the rainbow looks so pretty and Mama liked looking at the quilt pictures - they are beautiful.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci