The hubby and I took a little road trip to Sedalia, home of the Missouri State Fair on opening day, Aug. 13. It was a bright, sunny, and HOT day.
We only go to the fair about every 5 years or so and most likely wouldn't have gone this year except I had read where there was going to be an interesting exhibit that I wanted to see.
We also got to see several of the beautiful Clydesdales. They had the cleanest stalls and each one had their own fan hanging above to keep them cool.
There were decorated cakes galore in the 4-H building.
Beautiful quilts. This one got the first place, best of show ribbon.
A beautiful owl was part of the exhibit I wanted to see. Did you know an owl can hear a snake slithering on the ground many feet away? Or that they can hear their prey through a foot or more of snow?
And here is what I walked miles (it seemed) in the heat and humidity to see...
Isn't she beautiful?
I love bald eagles and it's a thrill to know that we have a few nesting not far from us near a lake. I was so glad to get this chance to see one up close. This eagle is 26 years old and I learned that they can live to around 50 years of age in captivity. Their wing span is about 8 feet from tip to tip. And they can grip up to 2000 pounds! I can see why their prey doesn't stand a chance when those talons dig in!
It was a fun day trip in spite of the heat. We, of course, had the wonderful fresh lemonade that is for sale everywhere you turn. Food stands offer everything from cotton candy to corn dogs to homemade ice cream. We had to partake of the latter and it was so good! We found a shady spot to sit and enjoyed people-watching as we ate our ice cream. A good day at the fair was had, but as we left for home, we were glad to be inside a car with nice, cool air!
Happy Monday to you!
*I corrected the date. It should be Aug. 13, not Sept.b 13. I was getting ahead of myself!