Saturday, November 20, 2010

A day at the fair

Sunny, blue skies, what more could we want for a day at the Noorat Show. I haven't been to a Show since I was a teen from memory. As soon as we got there, the sights, the colour, the smells, it never leaves you, does it?

I had a thing about signs, these were only a couple of quite a number I took :-)

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Who remembers the Cha Cha? Some rides just keep on keeping on.

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I'm more for sedate entertainment, the Laughing Clowns! But heck $10 for 3 games??? Were they that expensive when we were young? Surely not. I found one who played one game for $4.

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And walked away with the jackpot ... well not the jackpot, but a prize nonetheless.

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Skeeery rides that went up and down and round and round. I wasn't getting anywhere near those, only to take photos.

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Show bags of every shape and description. Not sure if Tristan is wondering "is that all?" here in this pic.

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Big rigs, the bigger the better. How would you like to change this baby? (the tyre, not Mike!!)

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Ahhh and the animal nursery, everyone ready ... say ahhhhh.

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Oh and a claim to fame today, I patted a pig. A huge gazillion kilogram pig. And it felt like straw. I didn't even get a photo of the pig it was too big for my lens, but I did get a photo of it's babies. :-) I got given a piece of bread from the pigs owner and asked to feed it. Yep, I counted the fingers afterwards, still all in tact, and it snarfed the bread right out of my hand.

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Winners are grinners! One of the winning sheep.

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And how cute are these alpacas. That's one of my wants for the future, a bit of land and a few alpacas.

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Mike had "axe envy" when we watched the wood chop. Boy, could these fellows chop a log of wood.

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Tubby the Robot was wandering around, he wished us a nice day.

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And smiles all round. Yay Tristan, took a great photo of the two of us.

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And with that I will take my sore feet and sunburn to bed.

3 comments:

esther_a said...

You know, it looks just the same as it did 40 years ago! You missed the highland dancers, though. They must still be there! Gorgeous photos. Love the ones of you.

Polly said...

What a fabulous day out. We all look forward to the show every year, although I cannot get Dh on the cha cha with me.....

Lynne said...

Nothing beats a real country Show!