A travelling fair has come to town, you can smell the cotton candy for miles.
I have always loved the fair.
The warmth of the sun fighting with the coolness of dusk.
The magical way the bright lights from the heckling vendors and the screams of joy from the rides transform an urban parking lot into the hot spot of the week.
Nursing an injury, I was forced to slow down on my walk through this years family outing. My girls and hubby laughed and screamed to their hearts content while I sat and marvelled at how lucky I was. Looking around I was really able to take it all in….
The huge line-ups for the hot mini doughnuts covered in enough icing sugar to throw you into a diabetic coma…. Worth it.
Parents oblivious to their incredibly rude and pushy children. …Shocking.
Do “carnies” have dental coverage…um I think not.
They can however count on good eyesight!
This year’s event had a booth with Free Vision Testing.
Huh? Who goes to the fair to get their eyes checked?
Are you COVERED in tattoo’s from your chin to your toes, multiple piercings, and sport a Mohawk hair cut? Do you have cigarettes dangling from lips, jean falling off your bums, extra thick make-up, and ripped up clothes? What are you doing at home? Everyone you know and aspire to look like is at the fair!
Deep Fried Mars Bar on a stick….Drool…that is this years best find.
Hot Tubs for sale? Why must we always stop and look at these at the fair? How do the deals seem so good here? Must be because our feet and backs hurt from all the walking and bumpy rides.
Does no one else think it is WRONG that the Ferris wheel (that was put together in a few short hours) shakes and squeaks so badly??
Pig races. Enough said.
4 Bucks gets you one ride, one candy apple or you can play one game. Soon only the wealthy we be able to afford the fair.
We rode rides until we were nauseous, walked until our feet hurt, ate all the junk we could find. We won so many prizes the vendors nick named us the Carnival Ninjas.
On this night full of giggles and screams, when my little girls traded fear of roller coasters for delight and cries for “more”, we made memories that will last a lifetime.
Can’t wait for next year.