Sunday, 27 August 2006: Alaska State Fair
We picked a good day to go to the fair: sunny & warm. The worst part of it was, as usual, the drive there, as everyone else in Anchorage seems to have decided it was a good day to go to the fair too. It took about an hour just to get from the turnoff on Inner Springer Loop to the gate, & that was after already a considerable period of very slow movement from the junction with the Parks Highway into Palmer.
We were there about four hours, got to see most of the exhibits & quite a few of the booths, & I felt good about not eating all kinds of junky fair food. In fact, the only fair food I ate was a beef pastie from the Pastie Shack, which I like to do every year, a few of Rozz’s fries, & some kettle corn we bought on the way out. Most of my food was stuff we brought with us.
Considering how long we were on our feet, I nonetheless didn’t make 10,000 steps. But a lot of being on your feet at the fair anyway is standing around.
Day total: 7,455 steps.