(Me, Monster with his totally awesome new hat, Ben, Chris, Alethea)
Here's Monster on his first bus ride on the way there...
The first thing we did was the ShowPlex - its always fun to wander through a giant building filled with vendors trying to sell you just about anything and everything you never knew you needed! Monster slept through most of the shopping - typical boy!
Then it was on to the Animals of the World exhibit - which is a special exhibit that only comes for the last 4 or 5 days of the fair. It includes animals like....
ze-donks (apparently a legit breed of zebra crossed with donkey),
aplacas - dude, I think you need to trim your bangs,
African watusi cattle,
and baby donkeys!
llamas, (this guy didn't seem very happy with me)
Not to mention the many cows, sheep, goats, and pigs that we saw in the regular barns. Lochlan was fascinated with all of the animals, and especially so with the hay on the ground, lol!
And now... the hypnotist show!! Every year for as long as I can remember, there has been a hypnotist act at the fair - done by Travis Fox. Well, for the first time ever, Travis Fox didn't come to the fair! Instead there was De'Anna the Hypnochick. The show was..... um... different than it was with Travis. First of all, De'Anna wore a sweater-dress that barely covered her below the waist, and fishnet stockings - since when did being a hypnotist require you to dress skanky? Travis Fox never dressed like a skank, LOL. But one funny part of the show was when the "subjects" were told they were at the academy awards, and that we (the audience) were the crowd, filled with celebrities - and they only had 3 minutes to find their favorite celebrity and get an autograph.
Well... people were running and screaming and jumping up and down... and then this one girl stopped in her tracks, looking toward Ben & I, and started yelling, and ran over to Ben and just started to FREAK.OUT. I'm talking jumping up and down, screaming "oh my gawd!" over and over, and -CRYING. Real tears streaming down her face, as Ben hugged her. It was hilarious! So who was he in her eyes? Channing Tatum. :)
But the fun didn't end there - another lady came over about a minute later and was like "Brad Pitt!! OMG!" And shook Ben's hand - then she looked at me, said "Angelina, it's so nice to meet you! And (noticing me holding Monster) oh - you had another baby!" LOL. I'll give De'Anna this one thing - Travis Fox never had the people interacting with the audience like she did.
And some random photos from the day...
(And a big thanks to Alethea for lots of great pics!)