Some images from the Puyallup Fair this past weekend. The Fair is a Puget Sound area tradition: lots of farm animals, country music, greasy fried food, huge crowds, and people making a killing selling parking on their lawns.
Pictured counterclockwise from top left: Elvis quilt; home canned foods; home-made life-size Wizard of Oz mannequins; and cookies displayed like works of art. [click on pics for a bigger image] Can you feel the creative energy? It's overwhelming! I despair that life is not long enough to learn how to bake, quilt, can and kayak. But what the hell would anyone do with life-size Wizard of Oz mannequins?
Next pic: Monster Mouse Rollercoaster; another ride; giant pumpkin carving; and cow milking simulator. The cow milking simulator looked pretty cool. I must say though that I think it just reinforces the myth that milk is collected from cows by young girls squeezing it into buckets, instead of by machine.