Humboldt County Fair: Photo Essay!

We went to the Humboldt County Fair last week, just me and the kids. It was our first time and I was utterly floored with delight. It was simply wonderful, peaches and cream, awesome. Really nice people, interesting exhibits (cows!! rabbits! potato art! a flower show with local honey tasting!), nice stuff for sale (essential oils! hot tubs!), fun rides with – dig this – no lines! Clean! Ample nearby parking! (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Moxie had her first roller coaster ride (- she LOVED it!) (- she loved ALL the rides!), Micah had his first big-kid rides and I got to feel my heart clench up as I watched my firstborn baby walk into the bowels of Gravitron. MacQuinn slept a lot, poor tyke missed out.

I  took waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too many pictures!

Here’s the proof:

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– are you still with me?!

Yay! – some of those photos were pretty overexposed, huh? I have my camera on manual these days and I forgot to check the light meter after we were in the barn. Booooo

So anyway, after the rides, we went wandering around and found this room with a permanent train collection in it. There were a few older guys there with the models, driving them via remote control. It was really similar to the one in Richmond, but smaller and with friendlier folk. I knew this because when Moxie ran under their train tables and was playing with the wires, they just laughed and shrugged.

Amazing models – so detailed, tiny, perfect. If you are ever in Ferndale, stop by the fairgrounds and check it out.

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 Humboldt County Fair:

Happens once a year in the cute little Victorian town of Ferndale. Definitely worth a trip up. Or in our case, up and over!

 

 

 

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Meriah Nichols is a deaf artist, tech-junkie, Counselor (and sometime teacher), mom (one with Down syndrome), cat-lover, Trekkie, yurt-dwelling off-the-grid farmer's wife. She writes about travel, disability, and getting dishes done.

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