Friday, August 6, 2010


Well, it's day 5 of our 2 week vacation up here at the lake. The first couple of days were cloudy and rainy but we managed to keep busy. And hey...we had Comcast come out so now I have a signal for my computer that won't poop out! Yay! The house is clean and we bought provisions (food), so now we are ready to let the good times roll. We started with some good old fashioned fun at the County Fair.
We are fortunate that the fair grounds are right in our town. We used to take the kids every summer and then stopped when they grew too old for it. But you're never too old for it I have learned. The food is still outstanding.
We feasted on corn dogs, french fries, giant onion rings and huge Italian sausage sandwiches along with plenty of cold pop.
I really wanted to try funnel cake but I was too stuffed. Below is The Husband chowing down.
I wonder if this picture will qualify me for Barb's Rooster Party?

The animals seemed to really like me, or they just wanted to get out of their pens.

This was a great way to spend an evening after the rain. Temps are in the low 80's so it's very comfortable. Tomorrow we travel to Indiana Amish country for an outdoor antique show. I'm curious to see what they have. Then Monday we leave for the quaint town of South Haven and I will tell you all about it. We are taking it slow and easy. Hope you are, too! :-)


Julie Marie said...

Hi Jane... oooh how fun! I love County Fairs! The food is just the yummiest! Love all those wonderful animals too... fits right in with my Barn Chicks Party post today! Love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Olive said...

Hi Jane, sounds like a very fun time. The food looks very good. I do not think I have bben to a fair in about twenty years...must fix that. Rest bunches♦♦♦olive

Karena said...

Hi Jane.... how fun brings back many memories!!

I have a new Giveaway on my site!!

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Lynn said...

Take lots and lots of pictures at the antique show.
Oh, and beware of the deep-fried White Castle burgers at the fair!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Jane,
I'm so glad that you are enjoying your vacation. The animals really liked posing for you, love the duck!

I haven't been to a county fair in ages and your post brought back some wonderful memories. I think I'll go the next one that comes around.

Enjoy the antique show.


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Jane....That cracked me up about what you said about the animals liking you! lol Fair food is always good! Why does the smell of something fried always smell good?? Sounds like you are having a really good time...keep it up!~Hugs, Patti

susan said...

You take the BEST trips! I know you are loving your time at the lake. I adore fair food. Our fair moved this year so I guess I won't be traveling for a corn dog and a funnel cake :) I definitely think you are the best qualified for the rooster party. A real one trumps a porcelain one every time! The heat index here has been 110-120 for a week. 80 sounds like heaven! Have a wonderful weekend !

Shellbelle said...

I love county fairs and any kind of food festival, even the garlic festival in Gilroy, California. Whoever says chocolate covered garlic isn't good, hasn't been to Gilroy!

So glad to hear the weather is cooperating and it's not blazing hot like other parts of the country. I was back on the Gulf Coast in Florida last week and the humidity was horrible. So much nicer here on the East Coast in Georgia.

Have a wonderful time at the lake, can't wait to read about more adventures. I love that chicken, quite handsome.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I haven't been to a fair in years. It looks like a lot of fun!

myletterstoemily said...

dear jane,

i love your lake stories! they make
me feel nostalgic and remind me
of the movie "bright victory". there
is a really cute lake scene.

you had my mouth watering for
fair food, the only reason i ever go
to the fair!

enjoy your two weeks!


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Jane,
Sounds like your having a great time and enjoying your vacation! I love the fair, we were there every day last week. And I think the roosters qualify for Barb's party. I'm busy getting ready for my daughter's shower. And she is getting quite Big too!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

So glad you are having a good time. Sounds like a peaceful, fun time. Rest up and enjoy!
p.s. Glad you have internet service!

Sherri said...

Love fairs and funnel cakes! Sounds like a super fun trip. I'd love to visit Amish country.

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi Jane,
I love going to the fair! My oldest is at the fair w/ her friends right now :)

So glad you're enjoying your vacation!


Pondside said...

It sounds like lots of fun, Jane! Let's see what you find at the antique fair....

Shirley said...

Hi Jsne, I haven't been to a county fair for a long,long,long time, but oh the fun we had. Our state fair starts this next week and my daughters in-laws take their trailer before it starts and spends their vacation there. My grandson will have a blast seeing all of the animals. He went with them to take the trailer.
Thank you for sharing your pictures and thanks for the memories. Your Missouri Friend.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Sounds like you are having a blast! Our county fair is in town too! Love the food there.

How fun to go to the Amish country. I have always wanted to go there. Take lots of photos and show me what I've been missing :)

Have a great time.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

The county fair looks like a lot of FUN...I have not been to one in years! Hope you have a FUN time at the antique show and find lots of goodies!


Lori E said...

Oh the food, the smells of a county fair. I can just taste the fried onions. The animals probably were hoping you would feed them some of it.
Sounds like a great holiday.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Jane,
Looks like a lot of fun. We used to go to the fair too and watch our daughter and how ever many kids we could fit in our car to go along. Haven't had a corn dog since then but know I'd really enjoy it, oh yeah and the fudge, the peanut butter fudge from Michigan... you know, the place Somewhere in Time was filmed, I forget the name. Gosh, I sound like a dork but hoping you know what I'm taking about here.

Yes, it looks like the animals love you. I always worry about them though and want to take all of them home to give them a good home.

Glad to hear you have good internet connection now! Enjoy your time!

Rebecca Nelson said...

Now this looks like fun! I'm so glad ours in a month away because I will have another 30 days to get my WW diet under control before I flip out over all the fabulous FAIR FOOD!

Thanks for sharing Jane!


Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Jane, that looks like such fun! We are just going to miss outon a fair in Kentucky....seeing your pics makes me sad to miss. What the critters! Linda

Debbie said...

Hi Jane...sounds like you are enjoying your vacation! I LOVE going to the fair. I miss going to the Fowlerville Fair every year.
We bought a couple of Belgians one year. My husband loved raising them. I had riding horses.
The weather is nice up here...hopefully you will have sunshine this weekend.
Have a great time in Amish country!!!

Theresa said...

Oh it looks like you are having so much fun! I always take pictures of those hot dog stands, so colorful! Enjoy the rest of your vacation! HUGS!

Anita Diaz said...

Oh how much fun that looks! I have not been to a fair in forever!! In the autumn we have the Cherokee Indian Fair here that my dad used to go to when he was a kid, so we will have to take the girls. Thanks for the post!!

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh.....I just love county fairs. Cotton candy, corndogs, fry bread, and all the junk food you can eat. It pretty much covers the 5 basic food groups.....doesn't it? (O:(O:



Sue said...

Woo Hoo and cock a doodle doo.... Yes I think you qualify! Glad you're having fun. I know I'd sure be havig more than my share of fair food- yummmo Now if you ever get close to southwestern Ohio on one of your excursions- you need to give me a shout and we'll go out for a cold one! hugs, Sue

Brenda Pruitt said...

Oh, I want to go with you to the antique show! You know you're making me hungry with all that talk of food, and I'm on a diet... The husband looks handsome there.

Linda said...

Oh ya, gotta love fair food! We love the egg roll on a stick covered in sweet and sour sauce! Yummy!

So glad you're having such a nice, relaxing vacation at the lake!

Debbiedoos said...

I love county fairs....we had a big one in Buffalo the Erie COunty fair...I never missed a year growing up and even up until we moved. I sure loved your pictures...oh and the food!

Designs on 47th Street said...

We are very old fashioned and love the fairs too! I enjoyed seeing pictures of yours. My daughter used to be in 4H and I enjoyed helping her choose veggies to be judged as well as food, etc. Fun post!

Elaine said...

Sounds like a perfect vacation. I don't think I've ever attended a county fair but it sure looks like fun.

Enjoy the antique show. I'm sure you'll share if you buy anything.

Gypsy Heart said...

I'm so glad you had a great time! It looks like a lot of fun...and the temps are delightful compared to what's going on here. :-(

Enjoy every moment!


Paula@SweetPea said...

I'm glad that you are having such a good time at the lake. You must be able to truly relax knowing that you are there for two weeks instead of just a few days. I love going to fairs and enjoyed your pictures. Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

GwendolynKay said...

Looks like a great time. I always enjoy looking at the farm animals up close. They are so sweet.
Blessings and hugs~

Sonny G said...

I love county fairs.. It looks like you had a wonderful time..
thanks for the photos of the animals, thats my favorite exhibit..


Blooming Rose Musings said...

I haven't been to a fair in years and your pictures just may have inspired me to find one this summer! I had forgotten how much fun they are.
I hope you take lots of pictures at the antique show.

Lori said...

I love a country fair ~ fantastic way to spend an afternoon for sure! Thank you so much for your comments today ~ they mean the world ~ they really do. Hope you had fun at the antique show and enjoy your time in South Haven. xo

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Jane,
that looks like great fun....your never too old !! I love candy floss (cotton candy).
Great photographs which give us a flavour of one of your County Fairs. XXXX

Ashley ~ said...

I'm enjoying my stroll through your beautiful blog and wanted to pop in and say hello. I hope you are having a very Blessed day*!



Sue said...

Sounds like such fun! Enjoy!

Mary said...

Hey that looked like a fun time! I need to get to the North Carolina State Fair this year if possible - it's in Oct. and I always seem to be away then. It's a lot of fun - well the animals, crafts, foods and displays....I'm definitely not into the crazy rides!

Enjoy your time at the lake dear.

Susan Freeman said...

What fun you are having! Corn dogs, funnel cakes and sweet animal faces!! Antiquing in Amish Country ... what fun times indeed!!

Susan and Bentley

savvycityfarmer said...

pure b.l.i.s.s.

following you now...thought I was, but I wasn't ... ooops

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Janie! What County Fair were you at? When I read that you were headed over to South Haven I thought, "Hey! She's only an hour away from me!!!" lol! Hubby and I are headed over that way on Friday to mosey around and have lunch on The Idler, our fav hangout.

Anyway, have a great time and enjoy that special time with family! :)

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

nothing is more fun in the summer than strolling through the county fair and munchin' on a polish sandwich!

great photos!!


Charlene said...

Looks like you are having a ball on vacation. GOOD FOR YOU!!! This heat is about to kick my booty. Enjoy the cool at the lake. HUGS!

Helen said...

Enjoy .... enjoy .... enjoy!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I am envious! Of this wonderful vacation AND those marvelous temps!! Our heat index is STILL 110! Ridiculous!!

Can't want to see more photos!

Lou Cinda :)

Maryrose said...

Hi Jane,
Oh, I haven't been to the fair in years...thanks for the memories. Your pics were great.
Have fun.

Karen said...

Jane, it all sounds WONDERFUL... our fair season kicks off in about two weeks, ask me how much I love Fair Food. The only thing you left out are candy apples :-)

Let us know what you've found at the antique show...

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Nothing better than a that first photo by the way! Hope you are well!

Laura said...

Your ventures always sound like so much fun!

Have a great vacation!
Temperatures in the 80s sounds wonderful.


Natasha in Oz said...

I love all your pictures of the County Fair! It looks like you had a fabulous time. I just did a post on our recent visit to our State Fair too!

Have fun and enjoy the rest of your holiday, Jane.

Best wishes always,

podso said...

Those are great pictures from the fair. I would love to go to one sometime...something I've never experienced, can you believe it! Hope the rest of your vacation went well! (still going on this week I guess!)