It’s advertised as “The happiest time of summer”. I’m not sure about that especially since the fair started after school was back in session. But regardless, it has become a family tradition to go to the fair. My kids are no longer babies….big sigh. They no longer care about the animals – the chickens hatching from eggs, the miniature horses named after the 7 dwarfs, the funny sheep with different wool. They want fast, bright, high fair rides. Ok. So be it. The only way to ride rides I think, is at night when all the ugliness falls into the shadow and only the glitz and gaudy shine on. Here are some images captured from last night – some iPhone, some from an actual camera. Sadly, my son was still a couple of inches short for the “fun” rides but at the last minute we scored some Demolition Derby tickets so we watched cars smash into each other and catch fire. It’s a long way from how I grew up but he was SO excited and I know it made his night.
It all started with these Gentle Giants. Wow.
ok…maybe we’re not completely animal free yet 🙂
Great ride. Great expressions.
Darkness isn’t the same after you’ve gone on the high swings after night.
Some iPhone snaps from the ferris wheel, swings (motion sick anyone?) the high diving burning man (huh?) and of course the derby.
I never fully recovered from the swings and Zero Gravity
so I stuck to capturing the lights ( I can’t believe I let my kids go on these rides!)