Then, we happened to walk by a Pirates of the COLOMBIAN Caribbean acrobatic extravaganza. Who says pirates can't be from Colombia? Not me.
And right next to the pirate show, there were photo opportunities we couldn't pass up...
And we're really mean parents for doing this one... (sorry Seamus!) I swear I will delete this photo now and will never ever use it for blackmail when you are older, or in a slideshow at the rehearsal dinner for your wedding.
And speaking of pirates... I got a little souvenir at the Fair. (This is for you, Leigh Ann.)
Here's one of Marlie's preferred ways to travel. (if you look closely, you might notice Marshall's pirate "souvenir" on his arm)
Then it was time for a snack. Pink's Hot Dogs, a L.A. Institution was there, complete with their wall of celebrities. And while I love a good hot dog... Pink's is not for me. Two words: Natural. Casing. -Gag-
But I did search out this place, which I fondly remembered from last year. Sadly, they no longer had the deep fried coke that I was looking forward to trying this year. They did add a few items, such as deep fried poptarts. I seriously wanted to try the deep fried avocados this year, but I somehow ended up getting the deep fried
And just to let you know that we did our part to keep our kids educated about the subtle differences between a cow and a chicken... we did visit the farm animal section. Hey look, a baby goat is pooping! Take a picture, Marshall.
And these are chickens... this is where we get eggs from.
And look, kids... they even have farm dogs here too!
Of course after the farm animals I gave the usual... "wash your hands/E.coli will kill you" lecture to the kids. Accompanied by the eye rolling of my ever supportive husband. He may scoff, but the kids are still alive now, thankyouverymuch.
It was a fantastic day. We all had a totally awesome time, and we can't wait to do it all again next year.
If you liked the L.A. Fair commercials on my Blog Around The World post, here are two more...