29 June 2010

Off to the Fair ....


Last Saturday Mike & I went off the explore the San Diego Fair & International Beer Festival.  

The San Diego fairgrounds are located in Del Mar and is a tradition state fair complete with animals, rides and of course ... Food!




The Beer Festival featured many different brewery's from around the world.  


And too many strange brews to choose from ...  too many!  

I love beer and I am an IPA beer drinker - the more bitter & hoppy the better.  

My philosophy on beer drinking (and much of life) is 'if it ain't broke don't fix it '.  I pretty much stick to what I love ...

Mike's beer palette is quite a bit more sophisticated and adventurous than mine and he loved trying all the weird blends from around the world.

Some were very good and some, well, I won't mention any names but some were, in my opinion,  just plain yucky. 

Here's a look at what else we saw ....



Apparently, Roller Derby is a popular sport around here and there was a competition happening right beside the beer festival.  The San Diego Roller Dolls one of the local teams ... not sure if that was the team I was watching warm up when I snapped this photo...

We viewed all the 4-H animals. 

- sleepy time - 

- A combination Scooter & Bike -


and met the McButter's  ....

- Butter Art -

This display is completely carved out of butter ... Weird


And speaking of butter ....




Apparently, in San Diego 'Deep Fried' is one of the food groups.


I admit that I haven't been to the fair, any fair,  in quite a few years so maybe all this strange fair-food is the norm across the US and Canada.

but I found some of it quite strange ...



 You've heard of 'Corn Dogs' and now you've seen 'Corn Hogs' ...

And we checked out the rides ...




I tried to talk Mike into going on this ride but he wouldn't go unless I went with him  ...

Hum, being flung into orbit in this contraption - 

Ya, not really my thing.  

Mike said he is not going to the fair again until he can go with someone who will ride on the big toys with him ... 


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2 comments:

  1. Wow, chocolate dipped pickles. I don't know what to say. Probably better than deep fried butter!

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  2. Agreed!
    I can't even imagine what chocolate covered pickles must taste like ... nor would I ever want to!!

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