The OC Fair is an annual fair held in Costa Mesa, CA from July 12th to August 11th and it's the biggest event of the year here in Orange County. Sweaty bodies everywhere, literally. I had no clue of its existence until a few years ago (I think my freshman year of college). I went with my sisters and I became obsessed with the fried food.
That first summer I discovered the OC Fair, I gained about five pounds and it's all Fried Oreo's fault.
I didn't go last year, sadly. But I made sure to go this year. Something I hadn't known about in all the years I'd been going to the OC Fair was the numerous amount of livestock you can meet there. There's literally barns everywhere. Which is weird, because the only barn I'd ever seen around here was the one near Ikea.
Instead of eating fried foods this past Sunday, I met a sheep. I wasn't sure how to approach it - I was standing next to a lady who was patting the sheep's butt - so I asked her, "What do I do - do I just put the back of my hand up to his nose like I would to a dog?" She just laughed and kind of backed away as the sheep bopped my hand with his nose. Their bodies feel so WEIRD. I didn't know what I was petting. It didn't feel real. I'm at a loss for words trying to describe petting a sheep. I was so busy petting it that I didn't even take a picture. If you ever get the chance to pet a sheep, do it. It's kind of life changing? I don't know.
I had no idea how adorable cows were up close. There were high school students on their cell phones, sitting on enormous bales of hay next to these cows (I probably should have asked them why were they there, but whatevs). They had long, pretty eyelashes.
But I enjoyed seeing the llama. I always think of the book Is Your Mama a Llama? when I hear about llamas. I thought I got his or her head in the picture, oh well.
There was also a giant horse named Hercules you could pay a dollar to see. He really was a giant horse.
And there was a huge alligator (crocodile? Note to self: must look up the difference between the two) you had to pay $2 to see. There was a huge line. And that's something interesting about people here in Orange County (not sure if this applies anywhere else) - if we see a long line, we just have to stand in it.
I didn't go on any rides because I didn't have enough cash and I hadn't brought my ATM card. So I guess I'll be back next week, OC Fair.