Monday, October 21, 2013

Weekend Review: State Fair

This weekend was one that we have been looking forward to for a while! Back  at the beginning of summer  we made  plans with a group of our friends to head to the  state fair. The fair just opened Friday. We were excited to  see all the exhibits  and check out the food of course! Friday night we headed up toward Raleigh after work.  Once we got into town, we went out for Mexican at a local restaurant.  We spent the evening catching up over chips and salsa until late  in the night.

We hit the fairgrounds bright and early Saturday morning. It was nice to explore  for a few hours without having to fight crowds.   My favorite section was the flower exhibits. There was a great flower garden within the fairgrounds that was gorgeous.  The fall flowers, especially the mums, were so vibrant!

After a few hours of exploring everyone had worked up quite an appetite. We decided on BBQ and ribs.   My favorite is the corn on the cob.  We also got some ice cream from the NC State Creamery. This ice cream is one of the best I have ever had. We always make sure to stop by their booth every time we go to the state fair. Their flavors always range from plain vanilla to new flavors like chocolate cherry swirl. Joe and I split a bowl of Caramel Pecan Crunch that was delicious.  One food that we did not try was the “it” food at the fair this year, the Krispy Kreme sloppy joe. They took last year’s hit the  Krispy Kreme burger up (or down) a notch. Thankfully, we stayed away from the greasy mess and still had a great time exploring and learning all about why it great to be from NC.

Sunday  afternoon I headed to a luncheon celebrating Delta Zeta’s Founders Day.  I am an advisor for the UNCW chapter. It was wonderful to see how much the chapter has grown since I graduated 4 years ago.  I had a great  to catch up with other alums and reminisce about back in the day for a few hours.

That evening we took a break from packing boxes to go on a walk. It is getting colder at night which Charlie seems to love. Especially compared the 90 degree walks we went on this summer. I am going to miss our little neighborhood that we have called home now for two years terribly. However, I am finally getting excited about moving and all the new adventures ahead!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!
What’s your favorite fair food? My favorite is the NCSU ice cream, yum!

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  1. looks like a fun weekend! I love fairs, all of the ones around here are in the summer, which is still fun, but I wish we had a fall one!

  2. i haven't been to the state fair in ages!!! still dying to go!


  3. Love the State Fair!! I don't remember the flower exhibit?! Looks beautiful though. Catching up on your blog - hope the moving process goes well!!

  4. Sounds like an awesome and relaxing weekend :)
    Fairs are always fun and so fall-ish!

  5. I went to NCState and LOVE their ice cream! I live in Tennessee right now for my husband's med school but cannot wait to move back to North Carolina this coming summer. I miss those state fairs! :) P.S. I just found your blog and love it! Cannot wait to keep reading.


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