Monday, September 13, 2010

L.A. County Fair: Back for More Fun

CC enjoys the spinning teacups at the L.A. County Fair.

With giant turkey legs, donuts the size of your head and waffle cones on the menu, what's not to love about the L.A. County Fair? And that's just the food!

OK, yes, we did more than just eat at the sprawling Fairplex in Pomona. In fact, we packed so much in that we arrived home exhausted shells of our former selves -- but with great tans.

Our first stop was FairView Farms and its giant petting zoo, which held hungry but gentle cows (little ones), goats (of course), chickens and alpacas. This was CC's favorite part, by far. Goats of all sizes crowded around my little preschooler, nosing around her tiny hands, looking for treats.

While she loved the attention, she ultimately found it to be a touch too much.

"They're too sniffy on me!" she said as we were leaving, post hand-washing.

After that, we made our way over to the pony rides ($6); the Kids' Zone, featuring pint-sized carnival rides like the teacups pictured above; and the adorable Princess Playhouse, where CC dressed up in a royal blue gown and shoes. She even took home a small crown to decorate ($1), which was perfect for the car ride home.

After chilling out (literally) in the L.A. in Ice exhibit ($1 admission), which featured Los Angeles landmarks like the Hollywood sign carved out of ice, and getting a little scare in the dinosaur-themed Jurassic Planet (the snorting and growling didn't appeal to CC at first), it was time to head back home.

We had been well fed, well entertained and were, well, tired.

Note: Media tickets provided.

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