So I spent Friday night at the Benton County Fair and took in all the sights.... booths, games, rides, demos, rodeo and more. Here are some shots. I tried to be good and steer clear of the fair food. I only had a sno-cone.
They had logging competition - not something I have seen at a county fair before. These were just kids but it was neat. This was a race to climb the trees.
I just liked this sign....
The weather was a phenomenal 70 degrees. Perfect fair weather.... so I did the very Oregon thing and walked, yup, WALKED to the fair. It was about 2 miles... each way. It wasn't so bad going because it was 6 in the evening and all down hill... (there is a mountain back there if you look hard). Gorgeous views everywhere I look.
Coming back was a little more entertaining. It was cooler but ALL UP HILL. The rodeo ended and the concert was going ("The Guess Who" was playing). I could hear them my whole walk back. But about a mile in to the walk and up a particularly steep hill I had this vision of these nice people sitting in the living rooms with the windows thrown open, enjoying a cool summer night and listening to "These Eyes" while a 30 year old woman was walking along in the dark breathing hard. It cracked me up so much I laughed out loud. And I am sure that made them wonder even more!