Every year since I started 4-H back when I was 11 (15 years ago!) I’ve gone to the county fair. Well, except when I was in Germany, obviously, I didn’t fly home to go to a fair. But I certainly have gone to the fair quite a few times since I was 11!
Wait, do you start 4-H when you’re 11, or is that Hogwarts? Maybe you start 4-h younger, because I’m pretty sure I got my 10-year pin when I was 18 and that was the last year I could do 4-h.
So I guess I’ve been going to the county fair every year since I was 8 or 9.
Anyhow, after I no longer had projects in the fair and realized how disgusting and dangerous the rides were, there were only two things that kept me going back. The first was delicious cream soda which is the best thing ever when you’re walking around a hot fair, and the second are tasty donuts! I don’t normally like donuts, but these ones are great. Fresh cake donuts covered in powdered sugar or cinnamon. Yum! Paired with a cream soda and a hot day, you’ve got the perfect combo.
So when the fair came into town (a little earlier than usual this year) Anthony and I headed out, picked up my younger brothers, and went on our way to the fair. We needed to stop to get some cash so pulled into a bank. By the time we got back to Anthony’s car a lot of steam was coming from under the hood, which is never a good sign. After some initial “aw crap, the car is fried!” thoughts we found that it was it was just his coolant leaking like crazy and not a problem with the radiator, so after filling it with some water we made it to the fair.
First top, cream soda. Next stop, donuts. Wait, first a sidetrack to look at 4-H projects. Not very exciting anymore. Now, donuts!
Wait, alligator on a stick? Guess we’ll try that.
The alligator tasted like a mix of chicken and pork, and was really greasy and cost $7 so unless you just want to say that you tried alligator, you can skip the purchase because it’s not very good.
Now, donut time for real!
A dozen donuts and some fresh cream sodas (what?) later, we were seated and enjoying a crazy amount of sugar. And then, we were done with the fair. We didn’t bother wandering the midway or looking at animals this year. We really just wanted the donuts and soda. And yes, we drove an hour (each way) to get them. And Anthony’s car had to go back to the shop at the end of the day. But they were good!