Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ode to the State Fair

Big Bubba's Bad BBQ......deep fried Capt'n Crunch.....Chinese acrobats.....humongous squash & pumpkins......kettle corn........square dancing.......the miracle mop........sheep shearing.......mini donuts that melt in your mouth........

That's just a sampling of what we love about the New Mexico State Fair - my family, that is.  We went Sunday - stayed for 6 hrs., and still didn't see it all!  (Ironically, it was 10 yrs ago Sunday that I went with my girls, then ages 3 and 1.....and after walking around listening to the radios broadcasting the horror of the day, the fair closed at noon and we went home.)

The State Fair is one of the many things I love about New Mexico.  I love that everyone gathers there - young & old, rich and poor, all races, all walks of life.  I love that we always get the same food - a Navajo Taco at the Indian Village, and then dessert varies from a piece of Asbury Cafe pie, or ice cream, or kettle corn, or a funnel cake.  I love that my girls, who are now in middle school, still love to go to the McDonalds Farm and harvest the vegetables, even though they now tower over the toddlers.  I love that we all love to go to the same places - the Arts & Crafts building and see quilts, and pies, and woodworking, and photography, and square dancing, and the New Mexico Resources building, and see the same fish and the same hummingbird and the same rattlesnake exhibits year after year, and never get bored, and the School Arts building, and look for artwork from anyone we know, and the New Mexico store, and the county exhibits, and the produce from all over New Mexico.

It's just the best - and if YOU go to the State Fair this year, (and you should), bring some sort of PROOF that you've been there, and we'll give you 20% off your purchase here at Hip Stitch.  Is that incentive enough??

1 comment:

Robyn said...

We need to make a pact to enter something in the home ec section. Someday. Some year.