This is my first trip report ever, so bear with me through some of it.
DISCLAIMER: Pic Heavy, so take some time to grab a couple of snacks and maybe a glass of Kool-Aid to help you get through it, but most of all, enjoy!
Welcome one and all to the fabulous Los Angeles County Fair!
A view of the carnival skyline from the end of the RIDICULOUSLY large parking lot that took a full 10 minutes of walking to get to the gates...okay it was more like 5.
Take a look down one of the main midways of the carnival section of the fair, you'll get a pretty good idea of what the crowds were like on a sunday afternoon.
The first carnival ride of the day was a little something called the Tango, or as me and my other male friends aptly re-named it, The Nut-Cracker-Stomper-Squisher-3000 Death Machine...The Sequel.
A look at some of the colorful prizes up for grabs at one of the seemingly endless game-booths, rigged of course.
This guy got lucky.
I don't think I will ever come as close to actually pooping my pants as I did while on this beast of a ride.
The alwaysgoodforalaughwhensomeonefinallytrippsandfall s funhouse.
Another midway shot.
Unfortunately we didn't get to ride this one because none of us had decent life insurance.
I don't know what it is about watching amateurs ride a mechanical bull but its just so entertaining.
Spooky door is spooky
More crowds for ya.
Stupidest lazer tag arena ever.
I definitely suffer from that fifth ailment.
Let's delve into some fair foods, shall we?
Disneyland turkey legs ain't got nothin on these babies.
The theme for the fair this year was some sort of pirates/pacific island motif.
The seriously giant "Giant Slide"
These guys had to be going at least like 20 mph!
The bark park was a big hit with kids.
They had this little neighborhood of doghouses, one for each puppy in the enclosure.
Ummm, pool's leaking...
I seriously want to live in a beach shack at some point in my life
Where are the dole whips?
Then we came to this place that looked like the forest ruins from Price Caspian.
That looks dangerous.....Let's get closer!
Spooky in here.
Gettin' all artsy fartsy on ya.
It was real pretty around here.
The Habitat for Humanity home that gets built and then demolished by volunteers each year.
The crowds are still going strong
Okay, that's enough for part 1 of the fair, and there's plenty more pictures on the way.
Still to come: the wonderful miniature train exhibit, smelly farm animals, night shots of the fair, and a really BIG surprise for me.....stay tuned!