Greetings my friends! We went to the Oregon State Fair on Friday and I have lots of fun photos to share with you. Our son Travis, his wife Kristi and the boys headed to the fair in the morning. A lot of the photos are from my son's phone camera. We arrived later in the afternoon to meet up with them. I love this shot of the boys on this ride, they loved it.
They got them some new sunglasses to wear.. :-) Here they are in the animal barns petting a baby goat.
They even got to pet an alligator.... :-P
They are finally tall enough for some of the big rides.. here they are on the swings flying about!
All set to go!
The one they are on in the first photo. My little daredevil grandsons!
Caleb petting a Wallaby!
When we arrived we visited the Artisan's Village first thing and I said hello to an Indian woman from whom I've purchased a beaded item in the past. I love her work.
A card wallet.
A beautiful round beaded medallion.
This hair piece spoke to me, I tried it on and we purchased it from her. :-)
We went into the building where the quilts and flowers were - I loved the selection of orchids on display.
Here is a pretty one.
I LOVE the lime green and purple one!
Lots of Dahlias were on display, too.
People submit their jams and jellies and win ribbons on them. A colorful display.
I loved the weaving this woman was doing. These beautiful robes are used in ceremonial dances and pow wows.
I always love looking at the quilts on display, here is a blue ribbon winner!
The fine needlework on this was amazing.
Here is an eye popping geometric.
This one put me in a Fall mood.
A favorite of mine are the simple traditional designs like this wedding ring quilt.
I love the vintage cotton prints.
Last year I fell in love with some Indian flutes but did not get one.. as we were walking around in this building I heard a familiar sound of flute and my antenna went up.. and lo and behold.. the flute maker was there again! I tried out several in different tones while Dayle and the man talked about their experiences serving in Viet Nam.
This mellow toned beauty came home with me. :-)
When we walked out of that building we met up with the kids.. we went to the Oregon Parks courtyard and I snapped this photo of the boys looking at the big fish in the tank. :-)
We went to the animal barns and I said hello to this draft horse.. I think a Percheron.
Some HUGE cows resting up.
Some of them outside the building being shown to the judges.
This huge healthy calf is still nursing on this huge healthy momma!
We got an ice cream at the Oregon Dairy Wives booth (one of the most popular at the fair) and sat on benches in this tent to eat them.. the boys saw a stage (music was being played over some speakers) and they went up and began dancing, it was cute and funny.. pretty soon the people on the benches started applauding!
I had chocolate, of course.
Kristi had gotten tickets for the evening music entertainment for them and we were going to take the boys home.. but Kristi decided to let Hayden go to the concert of "Everclear" with Travis and she and Caleb played games on the midway. We headed home and they stayed on. Hayden enjoyed meeting the band and listening to music.
Travis snapped this photo of the ferris wheel for me. :-)
They got home very late, tired but they had a great day. In the morning they showed us all the toys they won in the midway games.
I snapped this the other night and though you'd enjoy it. A colorful cloud moonrise.
I converted this photo Kristi took at Waldo Lake into a watercolor using "Waterlogue". I thought it turned out neat.
I hope you enjoyed our fair adventure. I'm off to swim today... what are you up to today? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)