I wanted to give everyone an update! Once again I have some major changes in my life. One year ago I packed up my family and moved from Ontario, Canada to Kansas, U.S.A. It was a big move and a big adjustment for all of us. I still don’t feel like we are home but we are feeling more settled. I can find my way around without “google mapping” everywhere I go, we have made some new great friends and we have had lots of new and fun experiences. After a year getting situated I felt like I was ready to go back to work. I was happy to be able to find a job in special education in a kindergarten classroom. Kindergarten is my happy place – I love the singing and dancing (okay, yes, dancing isn’t a big part of it, but I do find ways to add it into my day) I love the young innocent children and all of hoopla that comes with being in a school. So as I am adjusting to being a full time working person again (and recovering from my first kindergarten shared germy cold) my blog has been suffering. I have not had the time to craft and bake like I usually do. However, I was able to keep up my blog 3-4 days a week when I used to work full time so I am sure I can do it again. I just need a little time to get the ball rolling. So for today I thought I would re-share my trip to the Kansas State Fair from last year. My Daughter and her band are going again today but this time I will be at work and not supervising. It is funny to look back because at this time last year, this was my first day trip out of Wichita! Here is what I experienced through photos from the day!
I am new to Kansas and glad to soak in all of the culture! I was happy to be able to be a parent volunteer on a recent trip to the State Fair with the High School Band. First of all the band played well and then we had a few hours to wander and enjoy. Before I even got to the Fair I heard from listening to people talk that FOOD is the most important thing at the Fair. I listened to the chatter about what kind of food we could eat at the Fair and my kids came home from school talking about how all the food is deep fried. We have fall fairs in Canada too and a couple of large exhibitions but I am not sure food is as important as it seems here in the U.S. (let me know if I am wrong!!) The most interesting thing I remember eating at the fair when I was a kid is vanilla ice cream on homemade waffles.
It wouldn’t be Kansas without characters from the Wizard of Oz!
I could not resist snapping photos of all the signs at the Food Booths. Would you eat any of this stuff? Lots of the adults happily tried various “strange”foods. I shared a small cheese pizza with another Mom. ♥
One of the Moms that I walked around the fair with ordered a Chocolate Cherry Coke. It was HUGE. She said it was good. I watched them make it and they added cherry syrup and then chocolate milk syrup.
A whole deep fried turkey leg? I am speechless.
After walking past all of the Food Concession Stands we headed to the craft and food buildings. We saw some beautiful handiwork including these quilts. We saw the baking that was entered into the fair.
These three cakes were made to honour the 100th State Fair. I thought they were awesome. Sorry the pictures aren’t that great, I had to get on my tip toes and snap through the glass window.
A fair always displays the LARGE fruit and vegetables that were grown over the summer.
This was a butter sculpture and again it was hard to take a picture of it through the glass. The man was inside the refrigerated “room” finishing up his carving the day we were there. The other Mom with me said that they use the same butter every year. It sure was a lot of butter.
See the ruby slippers sticking out? I guess it is Dorothy!
One booth at the fair had all of the bug and weeds that you can find here in Kansas and that you should be aware of.
A Canada thistle? hmmm
The weather is hot and sunny here – sure doesn’t feel like Fall!! Not to this Canadian girl anyway!
Have a Great Day Everyone Thanks for visiting.