Not only is October the happiest time of year (to me anyway) but it is also the busiest! This past weekend was the first weekend the Tar Heel came home to North Carolina to visit since leaving for school in early September. So, it was a very busy one with lots to do and lots of people for him to see. This whole weekend recap could probably take up about 3 posts, so I am just going to mention one of my favorite things from the weekend, a trip to the 2010 North Carolina State Fair!! (Let’s be honest — NC State losing to ECU wasn’t exactly a highlight for me, even though the hype and excitement BEFORE the game was a lot of fun!)
Moving right along.
I love the fair. From the time I was a little girl, I loved going to the Wayne County Regional Fair (the largest county fair in North Carolina) and once I moved to Raleigh for college, I fell in love with the State Fair and have attended every year since I was a freshman. It is a staple in my life and something I cannot miss each glorious fall. It was an exceptionally wonderful experience last year when the Tar Heel and I went to the State Fair together for the first time. At that time we were very quickly falling head over heels for each other, and the State Fair was a perfect backdrop.
Ever since the 2009 NC State Fair, I have been looking to obtain a copy of the marketing poster they used last year with the 2009 theme, “A Whole Lotta Happy” on it. I wanted the poster to remember the first fair experience the Tar Heel and I had together, and because the motto is so dang good.
I search for months, and had zero success in obtaining this poster.
I was super excited this weekend when the Tar Heel came home with an early birthday present for me: A canvas of the 2009 NC State Fair poster!!
I can’t believe he even remembered me mentioning that. But he is GOOD like that! And this poster is going to look great in our home in Savannah! :)
On to our 2010 State Fair Trip, in pictures:
This year they had a Chiquita Bananas booth. You know we had to do this!
And for the record, our food consumption: 1 large sweet tea, 2 roasted ears of corn, 1 bbq sandwich, 2 hot dogs, 2 candy apples, 1 fried dough, 2 sodas, 2 fresh cut french fries, 1 fried snicker bar, 1/2 lb of peanut butter fudge….all delicious!