Hi all, I've decided to let go of Koi Story. I started a new blog though, and if you are interested, you can follow along here. It includes a little bit more of an explanation.
Ok, I am really terrified of heights, and I am aware of it, but for some reason, everytime I am at the fair, I just want to ride the sky glider. It's my absolute favorite. I think I just love the view from above because I can't help but look down. I always clutch the railing so tightly that my palms begin to sweat. My boyfriend had to help me take most of these photos. Something about being up so high feels so surreal, like it's just not something that should be physically possible. It's a weird feeling, but quite nice once I get used to it and am able to kick my feet up and down in the air above everything.
I hope you enjoyed your visual guide of the Iowa State Fair with me! Stay tuned to see my full State Fair outfit post tomorrow!
What is your favorite fair/carnival ride and why!?
Shaved ice and snow cones are some of my favorite parts of summer. I just have to have it, and pink lemonade is my favorite flavor. Every time I am around a stand, I feel the need to get it.
We decided against going on any of the rides or playing the games, because food was more important, but I still like going around and looking at the rides and games. Everyone is always so happy in that area.
No Iowa State Fair trip ends without going to see all the farm animals or horticulture.
I wish I would have been able to take a photo of the butter cow (it's a pretty big deal I guess), but I didn't want to wait in line, there was too much to see! Maybe next year.
What's your favorite part of a fair/carnival!?
The first thing that comes to mind when my boyfriend and I arrived at the Iowa State Fair yesterday was food! We tried things like bacon wrapped ribs and our very first peppermint bar from Bauder's (and it was so incredible, think thin mint in ice cream form with chunks of peppermint). I also had a corndog. I always get a corndog at the fair, it's kind of a tradition for me. I just crave them, but usually only in a fair or carnival type setting. It's a strange sensation. And... sometimes I wish my stomach could handle more food so that I could try more things, but I know my limits. I also love the atmosphere and retro signage of the food booths.
We also discovered a part of the fair we never knew about before. It could possibly be something that was recently added, or we were just completely oblivious to it's existence. Anyways, it was a building filled with antique and vintage vendors. It was incredible. I love looking at these things. I was able to photograph a few of my favorites above, and I even purchased a lovely vintage koi necklace (how fitting right?) and a dinosaur pin (a apatosaurus, I think or something that resembles it).
So, since I know many of you (my awesome readers) are not from Iowa. I thought I would enlighten you with a visual guide of Iowa State Fair so that you may live vicariously through these photos. Hope you can visit sometime in the future though!
PS: Stay tuned for Part II tomorrow, Part III on Friday, and a full outfit post on Saturday!
**All images taken and edited with vscocam on my iPhone 4s
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