Day 71! Columbus

We started the day sorting out Beast 3! We visited the Firestone facility just across the road from our hotel as we were told that they maintain the rental fleet for Alamo/Enterprise. I’m very pleased to say that they serviced Beast 3 for us in just 30 minutes. That saved us travelling the sixteen miles to the airport to swop him over. Everyone please keep everything crossed that we have no more tales of woe regarding Beast 3!

Columbus was really just a stop over on our way back to stay with our good friends Dot and JB and we were planning on just an easy day not doing much. However, we discovered that the Ohio State Fair started today and was being held just down the road from our hotel, so we jumped in our newly serviced vehicle and headed out.

A giant slide at the Fair

A giant slide at the Fair

It's my slide!

It’s my slide!

Four days old!

Four days old!

A camel at the Fair - they were giving rides

A camel at the Fair – they were giving rides

Peyton Taylor singing at the Fair

Peyton Taylor singing at the Fair

The butter cow and calf

The butter cow and calf

The choir sculpted in butter

The choir sculpted in butter

The State Brass Band

The State Brass Band

The Fair is huge and last year received over 800,000 visitors during the ten days it’s on. The organisation was excellent, we were in and parked in no time. Once the car was parked we jumped on a tractor/trailer and they dropped us off right at the entrance.

I have to say that of all the county fairs we have visited in England, I don’t think we have every seen so many food stalls, they went on for miles. There was also a huge fair ground to keep the children amused.

We saw just about every animal you would see on a farm plus camels, lamas and one or two we had never heard of!! There were two calves, both born within the last four days and there were even two cows due to give birth whilst the Fair is on. Now that would be something to see. We also just missed a chick hatching from its egg.

One amazing thing we saw was a cow, calf and the Ohio choir modelled out of butter!! They were made out of 2,000 pounds of butter and took 543 hours to complete. Now that’s dedication.

If you ever find yourselves in Columbus at this time of year, then make a diary note to visit the State Fair. It was excellent.

This time next week we will be preparing to board the plane for our flight home!!

5 thoughts on “Day 71! Columbus

  1. Those butter sculptures are amazing!! I’m glad you had perfect timing and got to visit the fair. I think it’s one of the biggest around! Plus it was a beautiful day!! Did you and Si go on the big slide? That would have been fun! Sandra, you might have even been allowed on “height wise” 🙂 Just kidding!! ha ha… xx

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  2. Just been catching up on your adventures as we’ve been away. I’m exhausted just reading what you’ve been upto, still looks so amazing x

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      • It’s always horrible when it comes to an end but at least you’ve had the time of your life. We had a lovely time in Cyprus, look forward to seeing you soon xxxxx

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