Another summer, another San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, CA.
Tori and I went this Saturday and once we made it inside, we made a beeline to Pignotti's for a meatball sandwich. This year I tried the Meatball and Spaghetti Sandwich. It was good, but the wetter noodles made the normally toasty garlic bread a little bit soggy. Tori ordered the smaller Meatball Sliders to save room for other fair food. I think I will try those next year.
I watch the Mark Yuzuik Hypnotist Show almost every fair, but this was Tori's first time. A lot of the show's elements are always the same, but seeing the different reactions from those under hypnosis never gets old. I took this photo showing a great range of activity within one frame. From left to right, you can see three girls rockin' out, a young boy about to perform as Carrie Underwood, two guys playing Patty Cake, a lady re-attaching her butt, and two more dudes howling at the moon.
It has been a long time since I have been on a ferris wheel so I wanted to ride the Grand Wheel with Tori at sunset, but the sun had dropped below the horizon before the hypnotist show ended. Since twilight was fading away by the time we made it to the top, it worked out great anyway because we had a wonderful view of the fair all lit up at night.
Since we had extra tickets, we also rode the Sky Flyer. I have always enjoyed the smaller Wave Swinger and this was like an extreme version of it with double seats.
After the rides in the Fun Zone, Tori and I checked out the Photo Exhibition to look for the class projects she entered. They were hard to find but we eventually discovered that she received a 1st Place Ribbon for the photo restoration of her grandmother as a baby and a 3rd Place Ribbon for her mosaic image.
Even though we ate a cinnamon roll and an apple tower earlier, we still had to share one of the new food items at the fair, Deep Fried Trix. It tasted pretty good, like a doughnut with crushed up Trix cereal inside. Here is a photo of Tori finishing it off as we wait in line for some Kettle Corn to take home.
The fair was unusually crowded this year. We departed just in time, getting in the line for the shuttle bus before it stretched out across the parking lot behind us. Even then, it still took us over an hour to get back to my Jeep.