Friday, March 1, 2013

Foreigner and Strawberries 2.28.2013

One of my favorite things about this RV is this cabinet.

I call it my breakfast cabinet.

Open Sesame

Almost there...

It holds my Keurig


And toaster.

And it's always plugged in.

Makes that first very necessary cup of coffee super simple. And hides all those small appliances. I hate clutter so it's really perfect for me.

The Florida Strawberry Festival started today, and today's free entertainment was Foreigner! Nice. We got advanced sale tickets yesterday at Sweetbay and they were $8 so I guess the concert isn't really free but whatever

After being disappointed by both the Florida State Fair and the Pasco County Fair, we felt like this was what we had been looking for.  Rides, food, vendors, exhibits, livestock, and of course everything strawberry!  I tried to get some photos of the midway but it was just too big.
 Elsie the cow was there!!   I was confused because she had horns which I didn't know the girls had.  Huh.  I asked her if she personally produces ALL that Bordon cheese and she said Moo which I think meant yes.  She was very soft and shiny.
 Then I saw the Strawberry Guy getting dressed up.  I was shocked because I thought he was a real strawberry.  First no Santa, now this.  Sads.

 Here he is, riding the merry go round and daring to wave at me. Faker!!
 Here is my dream strawberry shortcake!  If only it was real.  I did have one similar to this, only 1000 times smaller.
 These girls were great!  They were sisters, and danced ( like, dance a jig danced) and played the violin and sang.  I can't remember their name but we're going back next Saturday so I'll find out.

Next we saw a show called the LumberJills.  We thought they would be pretty cool but they are cross cutting I think they called it?

 Then they did a thing where they stood on a big chunk of wood to split it.  They said it only takes them 30 - 45 seconds to do this normally, but Florida wood totally owned them.  One girl just gave up, and this one took probably 10 minutes?
 She gave it her all for sure.

They also did some log rolling and axe throwing.  I did buy a t shirt though, on the back it says "Walk softly and carry a big axe".  It should say "and also a chainsaw, just in case".

Scary ride...
 This one was even scarier!  It's called the Sky Swing, and it goes way up that support thing to the top.  Umm no way!  It was really too high for a carnie ride with really no safety harnesses etc.  I know, I am a total kill joy.

 Speaking of kill joys, due to my totally ridiculous fear of heights, this was the best seat we got for Foreignor.  Boo.  Yes, that is a big high sound stage thing right in front of us.  And right in front of the stage obviously.  I could only make it up 3 of the crazy steep steps.  If I had gone up farther, we would have been over the top of that little building but I just couldn't do it.  They were LOTS of great seats, just none that I didn't have to crawl to on my hands and knees.  Anyway, they had two giant screens to we could really see just fine, and the sound system was really good.

 Yeah, don't bother taking me to concerts that aren't flat to the ground. Someday I will overcome this irrational fear and triumph over steep stadium seating!

When we got home, we shared a 7-7 and that was the drink of the day.  No photo because I gulped it down!  Cheers!