Wednesday, aug. 7th, kevin and i hiked all around the fairgrounds. it was the day before the fair opened and the place was bustling with so many people. not only were folks setting stuff up, cleaning stuff off, but we saw some cows and sheep and other animals being judged.

i hadn’t seen this before.

both of these were in close proximity to conservation world; maybe they carved them there?

it was fun to be at the fair that day; the last time i’d gone we missed the chickens because they don’t keep them around long. this is good, because there were some ducks that i felt sorry for; ducks should be in water!

as we walked through the building they were judging lots and lots of eggs.

i love this new double-decker merry-go-round. the animals were so cool! it would have been neat to see it at night all lit up, but that didn’t happen.

when i went back to the fair the next week i took some close-ups of some of those cool animals on the ride.

and here’s the coliseum, finally re-opened. they’ve installed the biggest ceiling fans i’ve ever seen inside, and the place seemed nice and cool.

sheep in coats.

when we’d walked around most of the fair we hiked on over to lincoln park. maybe that day we did about six miles? yep, we’re in training again, going to go to Glacier National Park in the fall.

how is it almost the end of august? more boat rides!

ok then,

mrs. g. h.