This year my Mom and I decided for a more leisurely pace at the Ex, as there are always changes and things to be seen. You either love it or you don't. I'm in the former category. It's part of my heritage. I really can't imagine not going to the Ex.
The following is a what I encountered in my day in the life of the CNE 2012.
|The Snowbirds zoomed over us as we entered the grounds.|
|What a scene! Rides, junk food —I love it.|
|The Better Living Centre has now been converted to "The Farm",|
and this little cutie was showing us on of the jobs of animals.
Well, his future job.
|Our fine mayor looking very satirical,|
reading a butter book by Margaret Atwood.
What's a farm visit without a butter sculpture?
|And sand carvings too.|
|Over at the Arts, Crafts & Hobbies building, were the usual fudge,|
future garage sale souvenirs and this fine booth with creatively done
recycled fashions, DejaVu Design Recycled Textiles.
I picked up a Hudson's Bay bag which I love.
|Ah, one of the highlights of every CNE visit — eating at the Food building.|
|Chicken something or other for my Mom and Falafel for me.|
|Pick a country and or food type, and it could be found here.|
I even saw shepherd's pie in a cone made from pizza dough.
|I just loved this image. Could never eat one.|
|The midway and all the games and prizes.|
|Is this not the neatest lemonade stand? Only at the Ex.|
|When I was a kid these carts were in all the city neighborhoods.|
Many times when I was a kid my DziaDzia would give me a quarter
and I would get a yummy greasy bag of popcorn from one of these vendors.
They are now a rare site.
|Homage to days gone by. Can you tell I love a good pig?|
|Stone artist at work in the garden show area.|
|Yum, a dozen hot tiny tom's.|
|What a way to end the ex.|
|The evening parade in front of the Press Office and main fountain.|
|Your token cow.|