Captain’s log from our trip to the 2015 South Florida Fair

Captain’s log from our trip to the 2015 South Florida Fair

Last Saturday we went to the South Florida Fair. We like scheduling it in on a Saturday so that we can have a day to recover before we have to get back to work.

You may wonder why we’d need a full day to recover after a trip to the fair? Take a look at the “Captain’s Log”:

  • 10am: Arrive at the Fair – because there was a bit of rain blowing through we spent the first hour exploring the Expo floor.
  • 10:20: We catch the “Cirque” show.
  • 10:45: Take the kids through the Elvis museum – very cool
  • 11:15: Drizzling is mostly clear we decide to head out to the rides.
  • 11:17: Walk through the “Mooternity” tent just in time to see the freshly born calf! Mooooooo.
  • 11:20: Check out the Bengal Tigers – make a mental note to catch the show (we end up missing it).
  • 11:25: Make it to the rides – no lines means ride as much as you want!!! It’s GO TIME!!!
  • 1:30: Lunch time – need to break from the rides to keep our energy levels up.
  • 1:40: We also discover the new “Mama’s Jugs” ice tea with great flavored ice tea & free refills
  • 1:45: More rides.
  • 2:30: Check in on DeShon Allen and watch some of the Starz of the Futures.
  • 2:45: Selfie with State Attorney Dave Aronberg
  • 2:55: Got a refill on ice tea – decided to go with marshmallow flavor.
  • 3:00: Ham Bone Express Pig Racing  – this doubles as a much needed time off my feet.
  • 3:30: Meet up with the wonderful Clint and Ginger.
  • 4:00 – 4:30: Designated time to play “I Got It”
  • 4:30 –  5:00: Shopping
  • 5:00 – 5:15: Talking to the guys at the model train set.
  • 5:17: Caught the LED Robots Laser show – very cool!
  • 5:30: Discover that “Swamp Water” is all the flavors of ice tea mixed together.
  • 5:45: “Dinner” time – corndogs, cheese fries, sausages – tried to work up the courage to go for a turkey leg. Was unsuccessful.
  • 6:30: Magical time at the fair – all the lights are on and the sun is setting (we’re back at the rides).
  • 7:00: Time for a family ride on the SkyLine – the fair is filling up!
  • 8:30: Try to make it too the Las Vegas on Ice show, but stop for an elephant ear and some deep fried Oreos, making us miss the show :(.
  • 8:45: One last ride.
  • 9:30: Leave Exhausted.

Well, that was our trip , most of it anyhow… somewhere we also manged to squeeze in a trip to Yesteryear Village, which is always fun.

This will be the last weekend of the fair so make sure you check out the events and head on out! It’s a blast.



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