May Fair, Country Girls, Babies, Goats, Pigs, Ferris Wheels and ROCK N ROLL

m'ladies and i took a little jaunt down to the Dixon May Fair.
It's in the agricultural valley just west of Sacramento and some of the main events include "hog calling," "demolition derby," "horse show," and "cow milking" and "junior livestock."
so.....this is what we wore.
we really wanted to feel like country girls, not that it's a stretch.
i came THIS close to wearing another red gingham dress so em and i would be twins but went with the comfy floral and cotton slip instead. because for god's sake, we're turning into the crazy costume ladies of placerville.
and here we are!
announcing the big event of the night - - - PAT BENATAR!!!
we met up with one of my oldest and best friends, kim, who lives in dixon and has the best and cutest little baby in the world, sydney. these thighs, this smile, these twinkling eyes! this baby belongs at the fair and should be taking home every damn prize in the book.

she loved my peacock feathers. i think she's gonna take after her gypsy aunties. don't tell her mama!
sydney loved all the animals so much.
and so did we....
we took a sunset ride on the tallest ferris wheel in california

and we're ready to go rock out!
after a sidetrack for some churros to warm our bellies because as the sun went down it got chilllyyy and winnnnnddddy, something us gals from the hills did not anticipate.
we basically had to huddle for warmth.
but then miss benatar appeared and proceeded to ROCK our damn socks off.
she is seriously soooo amazing, her voice kills is country roads and city streets and late nights with a bottle of vodka and sexy boots and wildflowers and salty ocean and witches and strong women and bonfires and everything wild and full of power and sadness and truth and chaos and bliss.
i think i'll have to make another post just about pat benatar as a style icon and leader of women's empowerment in the early 80s.
we made a little dance club of our own off to the side.
our own little BATTLEFIELD OF LOVE.
energized, full of light and thunder, we headed home.

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