My body feels like I’ve taken ten rounds in a boxing ring. My shoulders, back, but especially my feet, ache something fierce!
Last night, I went to the county fair with my dd’s family. I rode only one ride—the Ferris wheel with the 6-year-old (I had to promise not to rock the car, she knows me). Our fair is small, but has everything you’d expect from an old-fashioned fair: a very small rodeo, animals kids raised, an art competition, rides, games and bad food.
The 2-year-old had THE best time. She couldn’t ride much because she was too small, but her eyes were round and she didn’t fuss the whole evening. She loved the carousel but hated funnel cake. She loved the balloons, but wanted her daddy to pop them. The 11-year-old met up with friends from school and raced from ride to ride. Oh, to have their energy!
Since my mind is on my aches and that warm feeling still lingering from watching all the fun the kids had, my questions are these:
When was the last time you went to the county fair?
And what do you love about the fair?
Hi Delilah! We don’t really have county fairs in South Florida. The first and last time I went to a state fair however was August 2014. I was visiting my best friend in Kansas City and we went to the Missouri State fair and saw Gary Allan in concert and walked around the midway. It was the first time I ever had funnel cake!
We went this summer to the fair! Took our 4 grandkids and our daughters. It was the first time in forever we’d had them all together to do something fun in a long time. Here was a rodeo with ostrich and zebra races ( a first for me) the grands had a blast!
Honestly??? I can”t even remember the last time I went to a fair. Guess I’ve gotten too old to do all that walking.
We had a small fair-like thing called the Yamboree. And if you know anything about southern cooking, you’ve heard of yams (or sweet potatoes). This thing is held in the fall, around middle of October and it is a celebration of the yam. Yep, they actually celebrate sweet potatoes. Yam queen, yam parade, yam floats, kids show livestock and it’s held around the town square in Gilmer, TX. Great, great memories. Always looked forward to school being closed the Friday it began. It’s still an annual thing but I haven’t been in many, many years.
The thing that really stick out in my mind are the smells. Burgers & fries, corn dogs, funnel cakes, popcorn, fried turkey legs, all that good old junk food. I can smell it now.
I can’t remember the last time I went to a “fair.” I have, however been to a few festivals. The last one I remember was a Blueberry Festival where I had pulled pork with blueberries in it. It was surprisingly very good. 🙂
I’m sorry you are aching so bad. I hope you feel better.
It’s been so long since I’ve been to the fair that I can’t remember. And ditto for fair food.
I actually worked at the Orange County Fair here in So. Cal. This year was my fourth year working security there. What I like the most is the smells. Cotton candy, hot dogs, roasted corn, all kinds of meat, yum!! Fridays are $2.00 days and you can have a taste of any fair food.
I can’t remember the last fair I went to. What I love best is the candy apples……and I have to say the smells are fantastic!!!! 🙂