Thursday afternoon, after returning from that days appointments, we took a walk to see why there was so much activity around us all of a sudden. There seemed to be an inordinate number of motorhomes coming in and they did not seem to be affiliated with the fair. They continued to arrive Thursday evening and all day Friday so by this morning, this place was full! We have been invaded…by NC State fans and Florida State fans :) Their big game is tonight and because Carter-Findley Stadium, home of the NC State Wolfpack, is right across the street, this campground is THE place for the adult tailgaters. By this morning, there was one whole row of Florida Staters and about 4x as many NC State fans all set up with their regalia. There is food cooking, beer drinking, other football games being watched on outdoor TV’s, horseshoe games and a lot of camaraderie going on. They should be pretty baked by the time the game starts at 8:00 tonight :)
While this is going on, the State Fair preparations are ongoing and in full force. They are putting up tents and dropping off banks of porta-johns all over the grounds.
Some of the rides are arriving for setup
Even the trash dumpsters have been given a paint job to freshen then up :)
Everywhere we turn, it seems we see one of these pickups with a couple people in them, just driving around. Guess there’s a lot of supervisors :)
This guy was actually working, mowing the grass :)
Well, we’ve had a full week of appointments and I’ve been poked and prodded plenty. On top of that I got a flu shot, a pneumonia shot, a shingles vaccine and a blood draw for routine tests. Both my arms want a break! But we’re not done yet…more to come this week. Wish me luck :)
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