"Each summer night, a county fair settles on the edge of a town somewhere..." ~Das Barbcu (Great musical, in case you don't know!)
Our happy little county fair has come to town! We've spent most of the week out in the dirt. The kids are enamored with the animals, but one can only look at the same cow so many times before one starts longing for air conditioning.
Fair is such a fun week, though. We have one pizza place in town - Pizza Hut. I love fair because there's a Domino's Pizza booth! I know - it's sick and wrong - but I grew up with Domino's. I have fond memories of ingesting many a pizza with my younger brother back in the day.
I submitted my world famous peanut butter fudge, and I helped the kids make my world famous chocolate fudge. The peanut butter won a blue ribbon, while the chocolate - stuff full of marshmallows, took a red ribbon. I also submitted a crocheted bumblebee Halloween costume I made last year for my oldest daughter. It, too, got a blue ribbon.
The real excitement is about to start, though. The rides have rolled in. The kids can hardly wait! Of course, ours are too young to take on the big thrill rides. But they are just as happy with dinky little trains and spinning things. For me, I enjoy the scent of cotton candy, the bright lights, and the sounds of the barkers. Reminds me of Disneyland - well, except for the barkers. We didn't have those when I worked there.
Tomorrow, it all wraps up. The animals return to their yards. The cowboys go back to their daily lives. And the fairgrounds turn back into the Carousel Museum. It's kind of sad, but with it comes the promise of school, fall, harvest, and then the holidays. That makes me one happy girl!
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