Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The Big E

     On Sunday I went to The Big E. For anyone not familiar with what that is, it's the eastern states exposition and "big" is a good description of it. Technically it is an agricultural fair, but it is so much more than that. You can buy just about anything there. I was on a mission to find a hip purse. I was positive I could find it. 

     I happened to be in West Springfield on Saturday, the town The Big E is in, and the traffic was horrendous! I almost talked myself out of going at all. But instead I told Elecktra we should head there early, while the traffic was most likely lighter. So a bit before 9:00, Travis and I went and picked up Elecktra, Peter and Peter's cousin, Ian. And then we started waiting in line. We waited in a bit of traffic (and got a picture of a train for Ethan).

We waited in line to park. 
We waited in line to get in. 

Elecktra, Travis and Ian waited in line on the giant slide. 
     But the giant slide is totally worth it!
Early in the day the crowds were super light, which was awesome. 
     Later in the day the crowds were much heavier. It reminded me of trying to get between classes at school. 

     We saw some fine harness driving in the colosseum.

Elecktra took a nap in the colosseum. 
Travis and I took a selfie, with Elecktra sleeping in the back. 
     We saw a horse being walked around. 
There was a jack o' lantern forest
Travis had a smoothie (amazingly they had no sugar!)
   Travis got a purple alien and a stuffed Tigger. 
I found my hip purse. 
I bought a sparkly bracelet and got one for Elecktra as well. 
     I could have bought a hot tub, but I didn't. Really, you can buy just about anything at The Big E. 

I also walked over 20,000 steps! 
     We spent about 6 or 7 hours at The Big E. It got up to about 85 degrees and there were tons of people there. We saw parts of the fair, but we could easily have spent double the time there and probably still not have seen everything. I had not been to The Big E in over 20 years. It was really fun getting to go again. I should thank Lisa for the push. If I hadn't won those tickets at her bridle shower I probably wouldn't have thought to go. It was worth all the waiting. 

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Lynn Isenbarger said...

Looks like a fun time! We don't have anything like that in my part of Indiana - have to drive down to Indy or up to Chicago for it.

Field of Dolls Studio said...

People drive from all over New England for The Big E. I am lucky that it is close by and I have an easy drive. Though when I lived in West Springfield I HATED that it was so close!

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Vicky said...

Sounds like you had a nice time. The Alien Travis got it a hoot. I drive through Roswell often, see them......lol.... But never pink/purple ones!!!

Trails End Studio said...

Man I do miss going to the Big E maybe one of these years I can make a trip out to go to it.

GJ Berg said...

Done with aliens. Storm Area 51 and Alienstock (plus another event I didn't get the title of) were last weekend (along with Life is Beautiful, I<3Radio festival, and MAGIC) in southern Nevada last weekend.

ShamrockFarmsInc. said...

Looks like a state fair, horse expo, market, and mall all rolled into one! LOTS of steps - looks like you had fun and found goodies you were after (great taste!).