Growing up in San Diego meant as soon as school was out you were going to the fair! The San Diego fair is one of my favorite childhood memories, janky rides with hair band hits playing a little too loud, cotton candy that made you sticky from nose to navel, livestock from the kids who were doing 4H, and the shopping exhibit hall my mom would always try and make me walk through with her.
It’s been several years since I’ve been back in San Diego for the fair and with my recent move the fair was a must hit this summer! I’m the kind of gal who wants to walk around the midway rides, watch everyone try their hardest to win those giant gorilla stuffies, and eat every fried food and all the cotton candy. This year I did most of those things with the Sash gang in tow we hit the fair strong and hard!
Southern California’s June gloom was in full effect and while normally I’d be bummed about the gray, the shade was well welcomed as we roamed the black top.
Nichole’s first stop was the games – with her eye on the prize she shot some hoops – all hands free with her Sash bag by her side. Jocelyn cheered her on and shot in moral support with her new Sashionista.Shop kimono protecting her from SoCal’s harsh UV rays.
Onward we went chasing down those precious stuffed animals in the brightest colors! From fishing for glass bottles (do you see that laser focus in Sophie and Nichole?!) to shooting water gun races where Jocelyn took the cake and won the cutest colorful alpaca there ever was, to popping balloons with bean bags – the team mustered their competitive spirits and rocked their Sashes the whole time!
From games, it was onward to the midway rides where everyone was ready to slip and slide. The steep climb up some janky stairs made everyone light headed and the quick decent even more fun! As though climbing the steepest stairs didn’t take them up high enough, on to the sky in the air swings. Shrieks and screams were had, but not a single Sash was removed!
Lesa made a break away visit to the carousel with her son while I snuck off for my favorite sweet treat – Dole Whip! One more spin on the tilt a-whirl and then it was off for fried delights!
While the fair may be designed with kids in mind, this Sash team outing was a reminder that you’re never too old to have fun…and it’s even better when your hands are free and your goodies are close and secure all at your finger-tips! From games, to rides, fried foods to petting your favorite farm animal there’s something for everyone and my Sash never had to come off once!
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