Monday, March 9, 2009

Florida Strawberry Festival

Yesterday my cousin/bff and I went to the Florida Strawberry Festival. It was a lot of fun. We got to eat what we wanted, got a souvenir, and saw Jessica Simpson perform. Here’s our day :o)

There were a ton of people there!

First things first, you must have boiled peanuts!

Us while enjoying our peanuts!

On to more important things, how could you pass this up??

Believe it or not, we didn't eat anything strawberry. We had already had our share of food, lol.. But I got a picture though :o)

Some Indian thing going on. Quite interesting!

The stage where Jessica Simpson Performed.

Waiting for Jessica. How cute are these hats we bought with the strawberry on it?

And here she is. A couple of pictures of Jessica. We had a good view, but not a good enough view for a decent camera shot. So these were the best I could get. I took more, but just wanted to share a couple.

I was kind of amazed at the fan fanatics there and also at the amount of older people that were there to watch her. I couldn't help but wonder if half of these older people even knew who she was. I wasn't too terribly disappointed in her performance but her appearance was questionable. But as long as she put on decent vocals, that's all that matters!

Also, just have to brag, I have a celebrity in my midst...

This is Melissa on the cover of one of our local magazines. How cool is that? I thought it turned out great. I think I just might have her sign a copy, lol.

I’m happy to report that I made it to the gym this morning at 5:30am with Melissa. I figured we needed to get back in the groove of things after not going for a LONG time. And most definitely after all the junk we ate yesterday. And did I not mention that we also had Taco Bell last night on the way home? But man did it all taste good, ha!!

And who is missing that hour we lost as much as I am???? :o(


Carpoolqueen said...

Let's all hear it for funnel cake. Usually when we go to the fair we get one thing and split it (so that we can eat more things, you know), but when we get to the funnel cake, it's ALL MINE!

Mr. and Mrs. In Training said...

ooo, how fun! We have an "Apple Festival" up here in NC and I love going to it! And jealous of your 5:30 are way better than I am! ;) And that one hour of sleep threw my entire week off?!
Happy Monday!!

Rebecca Jo said...

mmmmm.... funnel cakes... mmmmmm

Mrs. Dwiggins said...

How fun! That funnel cake just made me hungry!

My name is Megan... said...

that festival looked SO fun!! jealous!!! I AM SOOOO missing that hour!!! happy monday!

Melissa said...

I seriously want to come visit your town. You are always having the neatest festivals and stuff. Sounds like a great place to live!

sandra said...

yumm, funnel cake!!

Niki said...

Mmmm I love funnel cake! Looks like a fun weekend:) I'm glad Jessica Simpson wasn't as bad for your show! I was really missing that hour yesterday when I had to get up for work!

Kendra said...

The gym at 5:30am!??! WOW!!!
Looks like a fun time was had by all =)

Michaelene Sargent said...

Looks like fun! Funnel cake...ugh, I love when Garbear HAS to have a funnel cake at the fair; he never eats all of it and it gives me the perfect excuse to finish it. Can't waste food, right?
Oh sweetheart, I wish I with you on the Spring Forward but I'm SO NOT!! I look forward to this since October when we go backward. I love it - the sun didn't set until after 7 last night =) Enough with the dark, I'm ready for more light!

M and G said...

How fun!!! Jess looked super cute! And I love funnel cakes!

Kelsey said...

Oh man... that funnel cake looks AMAZING. Oh and those hats are too cute! :) Sounds like you had a fun time!

Loree said...

Oh could you just walk by the Strawberry Shortcake booth?? Glad you had such a wonderful Sunday.

Jennifer said...

Woo Hoo, I'm in Florida too! We went to the festival last Saturday. We love going to it, it's SO family friendly. :)

And yes, the funnel cake was so good!