Sunday, October 23, 2011

Kathleen's First State Fair

Calvin and I celebrated our first date in October 2003 with a trip to the NC State Fair. It was a great night of getting to know each other a little better although we do not consider our official relationship to have started until December 2003. The fair did however provide a relaxed group setting with my two college roommates and their dates, plenty of distractions and things to talk about, and no pressure to dress up. (Calvin was already used to seeing me in a sweatshirt and tennis shoes anyways.) So since 2003 it has been an annual tradition for us to attend the fair and we were thrilled to include Kathleen on our date this year. 

The hat and blanket Grandma Luann made could not be any more cute.
These were perfect for keeping Kathleen snug while the weather was still cool in the morning. 

One of our favorite things to do at the fair is eat! We enjoyed a hand dipped corn dog, Al's Fries, deep fried green beans, a deep fried brownie, and a candy apple. Kathleen most loved seeing the goats and watching the other kids on the pony ride. Next year I think she will be up for riding the ponies herself!

As a side note, I would like to mention that my favorite State Fair memory ever was a couple years ago with Calvin on the "Zipper". As the fireworks started on Saturday night we were stopped at the top of the ride facing them for a good part of the show while others loaded and unloaded below. It was perfect.

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