Sunday, August 23, 2009

Alaska State Fair :: Setting Up and Exploring

Saturday was the first day of setting up at the fairgrounds. It was a gorgeous day, sunny and warm. We took a midday break to explore and found the magnificent berry patch. I've only been to that corner of the fairgrounds once, and now I wonder why I don't visit it more often.

The berry (and other fruit) garden is beautifully tended and every plant is heavy and full with fruit. First, have a look at these currents. There were several rows of these red beauties, as well as black, pink and clear currents. They were all very delicious. I'm pretty sure we weren't supposed to eat them, but who could resist that gorgeous fruit? It seems like such a waste if these go unharvested.


I bet you didn't think cherries would grow in Alaska. I certainly didn't. These were also quite yummy and surprisingly sweet.


But the most surprising fruit of all were these cute little apples. Rick picked a few of these, but has not yet tasted them. Will keep you posted.


I'll close with a photo of Rick (doing all the hard work) of setting up the ramp and handrail, which keep us in compliance with the ADA. You can see a bit of the ferris wheel in the background, which I think looks pretty cool.

2 comments:

Pricilla said...

Wow! Healthy fair food. Whodathunk?!

Have fun. Sell lots!

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