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!
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....