The morning of our fair adventure dawned misty and cold. Naturally, I thought it would be that way in town, so I dressed accordingly. You know, a scarf, boots? And a coat in case?
Not a chance. The fairground was HOT!
We met our grandma and set off for the Fine Arts building. And it was closed, so....
We did sibling photos while we waited!
"Sisters, sisters...." Can anyone sing that song?
Me and my handsome dude. Well, handsome brother, that is!
Grandma and Mom!
Our friend Abby Bonzon made this lovely medieval outfit and it won best-of-show for the modeling section.
Abby Bonzon made the white skirt and Sarah made the blue one. They were practically identical!!!
Guess who won best-of-show for junior sewing?!!
And then another prize for jam.... All in all, Sarah got best-in-show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and a participation!
Here was a cake I thought was cute!
Two boys with their Legos! Stephen got 2nd place!
The kiddos had fun with the bunnies.
This bunny was HUGE. At least 20+ pounds.
Grandma and Hannah look at the "jackalopes". They made it look like actual horned rabbits were on display! Some people fell for it. We won't say who. (Except it wasn't me.) Heehee!
We had some interesting experiences. Lydia was able to speak to lady about church and the Lord, which was great. I don't have too many of the details, so you will have to ask her.
As for my experience, I was walking in the Expo/Lujan building and a salesmen suddenly forces this ipad-looking thing in my hand and tells me "You deserve this". I stood there thinking I do? He very forcefully told me to sit down, which I did. He then hooks some type of EKG-type pads to my shoulders (the nice cold, sticky feeling was just like my lovely cardiology tests) and informed me it was a massaging device.
So he gives me his little talk. Halfway through and very randomly, he looks at me and asks, "Miss, you are a Christian, aren't you?" I replied that I am, and he said, "You need to pray for me". Then he launches right back into his talk. Of course, the massaging device immediately loses what (little) importance it had. I asked him if he is a Christian and he said he was. He then proceeded to tell me he has been out of church and his dad is a pastor in California. So I was able to tell him I would pray. I just found it neat that he would randomly ask me for prayer.
Up, up, and away!
I think everyone had a lot of fun with the cotton candy!
And, for the first time EVER, Mom bought me a smoked turkey leg. Yummy!
Yes. Positively ladylike.
Being a cave woman wasn't too bad after all....
Then, on the way home, I woke up to my mom calling out the window, "Is she ok?" We were at a very busy, rush-hour intersection and a woman was lying on the sidewalk to our left. People were walking by her and no one was helping, including a mother with two children. Mom kept calling to ask if the lady is ok and no one answered.
Eventually, another woman pulled in and got out of her car to check on her. She looked at mom (we were still trapped at the light) and made a helpless gesture. Mom did a u-turn and pulled in. She got out to help and two-three guys ambled over, one of whom said he saw the woman fall from a long way away. The woman who had stopped to help said the same thing and was extremely frustrated that no one had been stopping to help. We watched from the car, and I saw the unconscious woman having seizures. Mom said she had around three seizures while we were there. For myself, I was really worried she would roll into the street (she was really close!) or even push Mom off the sidewalk into the traffic.
A guy called 911, but got no response or something. Finally, a guy in car yelled that there was a police man down the street. Mom and the others flagged him over, and they took over. We eventually left and (trapped at the same light!) saw the firemen and paramedics show up. We still don't know what happened and if the woman is ok or not, but we are all definitely grateful God brought us along at that moment. If you think about it, pray for the woman.
So that concludes our adventures at the State Fair!