It has been a really long time since I've gone to the fair.
When I was a little kid, my school would take yearly field trips to the Fresno Fair, though we had to fill out a worksheet about rocks and gems and didn't get to ride any rides. My parents took me, too, and together we...bought a set of 1989 Encyclopedia Brittanicas. Aw yeah.
I made a trek to the Central Valley to attend my friend's annual Caruther's Fair party, and to get a copy of my social security card.
There were kids everywhere. I saw a bean mural and got free raisins (hoooray!). We looked at all the art entries. I seriously eyed the potato chips on a stick. I also went on my very first fair ride! (I HAVE been on carnival rides in Europe, but those don't count. They also almost killed me and I ended up bruised for a month and bleeding. No joke. And carnies laughed at me.) I sat in a swing and spun in a circle. It was pretty relaxing, actually, though upon getting off the ride I couldn't walk straight.
I also ended up woozy afterward and had to forgo the fair food. Bummer!
A great time was had by all, though!
Next time, I don't think I'll go on any rides and will just gorge myself on fair food. Funnel cake, here I come....