Saturday, September 11, 2010

State Fair

We spent last Friday at the Alaska State Fair. I think it may have been the only sunny day during the whole span of the fair. We definitely lucked out on the weather. The first thing we did when we got there was go buy some tickets so the kids could go on some rides. It felt so strange. The kids have never really been big enough to go on rides before, certainly not rides by themselves anyway.

Princess Blondie wanted to ride on the carousel. Sonny Boy surprised me when he said that he would go on with her. Instead of picking horses to ride on they chose this thing. They spun themselves around until they were dizzy and feeling quite silly.

I love carousels. I just had to get a picture of the inside of this one.

Such pretty little horses, but then I noticed the tails.

These tails look suspiciously real to me. If those tails are made out of real horse hair, I may just have to change my mind about carousels.

Next  up was the big slide. This is definitely a classic fair ride.

Halfway down. Pigtails flying.

So serious. She's at the bottom and has yet to crack a smile. Turns out she wasn't a big fan of the big slide. She thought she was going to fly off when she went over the bumps.

Sonny Boy loved the slide. Big smile.

Still smiling....

And still smiling all the way down to the bottom. Now that is what your face should look like when you go down the big slide.

The next ride is one that I did not go on, nor did anyone else in my family. I don't know what it is called, but I like to call it 'the one that would make me vomit in my purse if I had to ride it.'

Now I want you to think of the flip books with the progressive drawings that we looked at as kids. Flip through the books quickly and the pictures would appear to move as if it were a cartoon. Now scroll down quickly through the next series of pictures.

See it? This is basically a ride with two giant hammers full of people swinging in opposite directions. I almost want to vomit just looking at it. I get queasy just swinging on swings with my kids. No lie. I'm pretty sure that this ride would do me in, and it wouldn't be pretty. The only thing that could possibly be worse would be the spinning teacups. Funny thing is, I'm pretty sure I went on this ride when I was a kid. Now I'm just too old and queasy for such shenanigans.

Next up the kids picked a duck out of the water. The number on the bottom indicated that he won the small prize.

Princess Blondie also won the small prize.They never did say which number indicated the small, medium or large prize. Hmm.....I think I smell a scam.

More on the fair later. I think I've talked enough about scams and vomit for today.

1 comment:

  1. That's it!! That giant hammer ride is the one ride my Dad went on when I was a little girl. The one that paused at the top and we were hanging upside down. I remember my Dad saying "Oh My!!!" in a funny sounding voice and then all of the change falling out of his pockets. He was making funny noises that I never heard him make again. That was fun!


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