Once our ride tickets had been exhausted, the next step for our day at the Windsor fair was to take a stroll through the food alley. Even though I know the food is a rip-off and it’s grease content makes McDonald’s look like a healthy alternative, there is something about fair food that’s too enticing to pass up. Perhaps the slight nausea caused by all the spinning fair rides worked to our advantage though because in the end, Andrew and I only ordered one hamburger, one chili dog, and one basket of sweet potato fries. It was tasty and just as greasy as we expected.
Considering that Windsor is a small town, and that we visited the fair on a weekday, we weren’t surprised by the lack of crowds. The fair workers seemed to be hurting though. Every time we walked passed the game booths they did their utmost to get us to give it a try. Since they were promising us we’d definitely be winners, we decided to check out their prizes. The conversation went something like this:
Andrew: “So what’s the prize we’re guaranteed to win?”
Worker: “A handmade stuffed-animal!”
Andrew: “Handmade in what country?”
Worker: “Handmade in China.”
China produces a lot of quality products, but the “guaranteed win” stuffed animals they pulled out from under the counter were unfortunately not in that category. Something about their lopsided faces pulled at my heartstrings though, so we handed over a five dollar bill for three chances to shoot a cup off a ledge (we missed all three times) and walked away with a guaranteed-win-penguin.
To wrap our day up, we visited the livestock tents. I love animals and had a great time seeing the variety of showy animals that people were raising. My favorite animal of the day was a large black and white turkey that was puffing up and and glaring at everyone who stopped at his cage. I liked his attitude and his beautiful feathers, but Andrew couldn’t get over how ugly the turkey’s face was. Actually, it was a struggle to convince Andrew to put up any of the turkey pictures he took, so what do you think? I really like the defiant look in the turkey’s eyes, daring people to make a comment on his looks.