Maybe it is because Syracuse is in the same state, but it never occurred to me that the drive to Syracuse was longer than a drive to Cape Cod, and yet, I would never go to the Cape, on a whim, for a day. But I would, and did for Syracuse. Kids, New York State is huge.
I went to Syracuse to visit the New York State Fair. I’ve been a resident of New York State my whole life, and yet, I don’t think I’ve ever been to the fair. That needed to be remedied. Plus I heard rumors of deep fried gummy bears. I had to see this for myself.
Overall, the fair was fun. Sunscreen and a good floppy hat are an absolute must.
Diets are checked at the door when you buy your ticket. Fried, sweet, greasy foods only to be found.
The most fun part of a State Fair is the Agricultural portion. Show cows of all kinds of breeds, horses, goats, pigs, sheep, poultry, bunny rabbits and llamas! All groomed and raised with love and displayed for all to admire.
There were also the usual fair amusements. Carnival games and rides for the kids. All sorts of exhibits and displays by various New York State agencies and companies to educate and inform.
In the end we spent about 5 hours at the fair before running out of steam. The sun, heat, greasy foods and all that walking really wore us down. So much so, we ended up abandoning our search for the fried gummy bears. Cold drinks in hand, we settled back in the car, AC on full blast and hit the road for the 4 hour journey home.
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