Saturday, July 4, 2009

Fabulous 4th

Usually our 4th of July looks something like this

The major Tahitian competition that the Halau participates in every year is Tahiti Fete, and it's always held over the 4th of July weekend. We usually spend the 4th in San Jose either preparing for, dancing at, or watching, Fete. This year Tahiti Fete was cancelled, and we had to figure out what to do with all our free time. Somehow it was decided that the thing to do was go to the county fair. Steve takes the kids to the fair every summer, but I haven't gone with them in years. As you can guess, it's really not my thing. To the surprise of all involved, today I decided to join them. I'm all for a fun family outing, even if there are smelly animals involved. Steve and the kids really know what they want out of their fair experience. They are there to eat fair food, see the animals and exhibits, and they don't waste their time riding the rides. The animals were interesting, the food was sinfully good, it wasn't too hot, it wasn't crowded, we had a great time. For us, the county fair and fireworks is an unusual way to celebrate the 4th of July. I'm sure we'll be back to normal next year.

yes, that is a deep fried Reese's peanut butter cup

bull rider

guess who enjoyed the petting zoo the most?

family fair fun

giddy after inhaling a funnel cake


  1. Looks like you guys had fun! Yay! And though it is late...Happy 4th of July!

  2. At the fair we try to eat A) something deep fried B)something on a stick C) something bizarre you can't get anywhere else. Deep fried Reese's peanut butter cup ... on a stick! Mission accomplished. It was actually really good; like a warm doughnut with melted chocolate and peanut butter.

  3. The petting zoo was pretty awesome this year. The standard goats and sheep plus an alpaca, deer, wallaby, and the best thing: baby pot belly pigs.

  4. Happy 4th of July! It looks like you had a great time together as a family. That is what holidays are all about.