Saturday, July 26, 2014

County Fair {2014}

on our way to the fair//selfie//parking//entering//cattle show//fairgrounds//lunch//dessert//homemade kettlecorn and vanilla ice-cream//Pleasant Hill Church//blacksmith work//enjoying tasty treats//homemade maple syrup stand//children books!//wood statue of an eagle// artist pictures//elephant show//pretty dresses//elephant rides after the show//Texas-style barbecue//lemonade stand//Mmm turkey legs!//brain freeze//

Ever since my family and I moved here nearly 14 years ago, we've always went to the county fair. This year was no exception. Some of us enjoyed the cotton candy, ice-cream, drinks, elephant show, and vendors from around the area. For my personally, it was taking a peek into a smoker and seeing all that moist, delicious barbecue turkey legs. :9 Very good stuff! My older brother actually let me have a bite out of his. Very rare in my opinion, considering how good there were. ;)

Have you been to your county fair? If so, what happened?
Do tell.

Monday, July 14, 2014

July 4th Celebration! {2014}

This year's celebration finds us again at the Sent's pond where renovations have improved, the food was excellent, and the people there were having a good time.

If you were there that day, you would find the little kids playing in the pond or beach area while the adults were lounging around socializing or cooking up a storm. That's what normally happens in our special outings. :) 

{Rhubarb Juice: very sweet and I love it with ice-cubes}. 
{Bacon Doughnuts: So, so good! These were very popular amongst the adults.}
{This was the moment when I realized that this is what life is all about. The fellowship amongst good friends and neighbors, children playing while the adults got the food ready. Totally something to look back too in future years.}

{My old man. ;) }
{Smoked Turkey Sandwiches along with hot dogs)
{Singing a Psalm before prayer}.

I'll end this 4th of July on a sweet note. My only regret is that I didn't get the recipe for the Samoas Cake. The frosting was pretty epic. :9

So, how was your 4th of July?
Do tell.