Oregon State Fair

September 5th, 2010  |  Published in this mortal coil


We spent part of the day at the Oregon State Fair in Salem.

Best part: It was pretty quiet on the cable car that ran over the fairgrounds. You could look down into the grease disposal areas kept behind the food stands as well as gain an appreciation for the rich diversity of the Oregon airbrushed t-shirt industry. With a good lens, you could also see what people were eating.


Worst part: The live alligator exhibit was one of the most depressing things I’ve ever seen in my life. There was an alligator, it was alive, and it was kept in a pool of water where it had just enough room to be alive in a pool of water. Horrible. Whoever allowed that should be kept in a bathtub full of dirty water for a week while people walk by and gawk. Then fired.


You can spend a lot on rides. We did.


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