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So, I Did This Today



That's the real thing, on exhibit at the Arizona State Fair this week! I sat in Captain Kirk's chair!!!! A world of SQUEE.

A lot of the exhibit appears to be stuff from the old "Star Trek: The Experience" that used to be at the Las Vegas Hilton -- nice to know it's not just moldering away in some storage room.

It was a nice day, but got hot out there, and so I was feeling a little too draggy to do a lot of fair things. We saw all the animals and some of the craft exhibits (some gorgeous quilts and crochet work), preserves and cookies and decorated cakes; there's not as much as there used to be, it looks like a lot of the real FAIR stuff is getting pushed aside to bring in more of a modern urban audience. Still, on a Saturday morning it wasn't horribly crowded. They had some wolves, advertised as "the only trained wolf pack" in existence -- and yes, there were some actual wolves (timber wolves, to be exact), but the TRAINED ones were actually wolf/Malamute hybrids. It was still a nifty little show. I wanted some sort of very bad-for-me fair food, but after a few fries (meh) and a reasonably good corndog, I found I simply wasn't hungry and despite the allure of deep-fried Snickers or frozen chocolate-covered cheesecake, I didn't get anything. We came home and had some salad. Go fig, maybe I'm turning healthy or something. I even baked cookies and only ate two.

We did ride the big Ferris wheel. YAY!

Old Bathroom:



New Bathroom:



Clearly, the lighting is better in the new bathroom, as well as there being more room (no flash, just "automatic" on my camera). Not to mention a cleaner mirror....

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evil_little_dog
Oct. 27th, 2013 05:09 am (UTC)
I am beyond jealous you got to sit in the Captain's chair. BEYOND.

Are there pictures of the wolf show? *is hopeful*

The bathroom looks really nice.
wildrider
Oct. 27th, 2013 03:54 pm (UTC)
Sadly, no wolf pictures -- I didn't bring my own camera (note the "copyright" in the corner of the Star Trek picture--we paid for that one!).

Thanks!

I just wish I could have hovered there longer -- they shuffled people in, take a picture, then out for the next group!
evil_little_dog
Oct. 27th, 2013 04:05 pm (UTC)
I saw the copyright tag. I figured they wouldn't just let those photos go. And yeah, how often do you need a camera at a county fair, anyway?

You're very welcome. :D
cornerofmadness
Oct. 27th, 2013 05:09 am (UTC)
Mom had her picture in that chair too as did I so I'm just as happy it's not moldering away. How fun. Glad you had fun at the fair in spite the heat.
wildrider
Oct. 27th, 2013 03:55 pm (UTC)
FUN! :)

kitmarlowescot2
Oct. 27th, 2013 07:13 am (UTC)
That is cool to sit in Kirk's chair. Did they still have any chickens, or rabbits at the show ? And did you see any chickens or rabbit that looked like walking fluff balls, or hens that looked like could be singing with Diana Ross in the 70's ?
wildrider
Oct. 27th, 2013 03:56 pm (UTC)
There were goats, cattle, and pigeons there, so we saw though. No rabbits or chickens.
ljs
Oct. 27th, 2013 10:05 am (UTC)
Great new bathroom, great Trek experience! :)

[hugs]
wildrider
Oct. 27th, 2013 03:56 pm (UTC)
Hugs!

nutmeg3
Oct. 27th, 2013 11:13 am (UTC)
"Nutmeg to Bridge, Nutmeg to Bridge. We have a Dwight sighting in Nebula 869, Cap'n."
wildrider
Oct. 27th, 2013 03:57 pm (UTC)
Hee. :) (I wish I could have sat there longer. I didn't even get to play with the buttons!)
sillymagpie
Oct. 28th, 2013 04:37 am (UTC)
Wish I could have joined you. I would so loved to have a photo doing a "bridge lurch."

Definitely Barb would be the science officer.
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