Tink and I talked this over a while ago. She's due around the time OC Fair opens. So the only chance we really have of a "family memory" of fair this year is down in San Diego. We haven't been to the Del Mar Fair in over 6 years... wow... it's a lot bigger. And when did they change the name to "San Diego County Fair"... ?
Anyhow after a bit of research, and an amazing TR by DisneyFan28 http://micechat.com/forums/other-the...6-15-10-a.html off we went.
The initial plan was to leave around 8am to make it in time to park and get in when it opened at 10am. So sometime around 930am we finally left and after several stops for supplies we finally made it around 1130am...
Parking at 11am was "wonderful". The fist sign we saw was that the free parking near the horse park was full. Then after about 5 minutes of not moving I decided to get out of the $10 line and into the $15 preferred line... until that one stopped. Thankfully I noticed that with a quick left I could be in a different $10 lot, park the car, and save us $5! Yay for my Disneyland parking/driving maneuvers... so for anyone going to visit you want the second $10 lot on the left across from the $15 entrance!
I had initially planned to get tickets in advance (Albertsons and CVS are running specials where you save $2 on an adult ticket). But since we were running late we skipped that and just bought tickets there... really not a long line!
3 kids going to FAIR
The theme this year is "Taste the Fun"... see DCA someone can come up with a cornier name then "Glowfest"!
some things demand that you do the tourist thing and take a picture of them!
In case you somehow missed the lame name on the outside here is the back!
Paradise Pier in about 5 years...
The first thing we walked into was the Garden Exhibit... wow... lots of blurry pictures that didn't come out but for any garden/flower fan this is a must. Our little girls LOVED it.
I want one
why... because it looked cool!
All made out of seeds... really sort of cool in a way.