Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Fryeburg Agricultural Fair - Maine


     I left the campground around 11:00 AM and headed for Maine!  The drive across Vermont and New Hampshire through the White Mountains was absolutely breathtaking!  Imagine a million treetops that have been sprinkled with…Skittles!!!   OMG!  The colors were magnificent! 





Crimson, pumpkin, caramel, goldenrod, every shade of green…what a most spectacular display of nature to behold!  Having grown up in MD, I’ve surely seen the leaves change colors in the autumn, but this was surreal!  The pictures are good, but do NOT portray the intense beauty of such a magnificent site…and for miles and miles and miles over hours and hours!
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   I am so very blessed to be able to experience life and this country in this way…WOW!  My words pale in comparison to how I feel!
     Bright Spot- For lunch, I stopped at a great restaurant on a small street in Waterbury, VT.  Arved’s also had outside seating which I love!  There were gorgeous flower boxes surrounding the patio.  My server, Kristen was so pleasant and quite glowing as she is about 3 weeks away from giving birth to her second child.  It’s a boy!!!  The ‘big brother-to-be’, Braylen, is 17 months old!  , oh, let’s say Kristen has been at Arved’s for over 10 years and she loves it there!  Congrats to you and your sweet family, Kristen!  Best of luck!!!
Kristen



     I arrived at the fair about, oh, let’s say….2 HOURS later than planned due to all the stops along the way to take pictures and catch my breath…LOL  What a fun time I had.  The fairway had more twinkling lights than a night sky in Albuquerque, NM…and THAT’S saying something!

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Check out the feet!!!


Fair-goers everywhere were smiling, eating crazy fair food, pointing and gazing at the humongous collection of animals, screaming on the rides, enjoying the many crafts and bopping to the live music around the grounds…including me…except for the rides…   After a few hours of milling about, I heard a familiar sound…OLDIES music from the late 60’s and 70’s….TIME TO STOP.  It had drizzled earlier and all the benches were wet, so I dried a spot and parked it!  OMG, it was fabulous!  I knew almost all the songs!
Gotta love fair food

Diane & Roger



Bright Spot- There was a couple there having a blast as well…Diane and Roger.  I got to talking to Diane and they are new RVers from Auburn, ME who are headed to Frostproof, Florida for some warmer climate!  Pretty funny name for a town!!!!!  Anyway, in addition to our chat about RVing, she told me about the Walmart atlas which marks all the Walmart stores in the country so travelers can stop for the night and sleep on their parking lots…for free.  How cool and crazy is THAT?!

Off to Melanie's tomorrow!
     

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