Monday, October 12, 2009

Our Day at The Fair!

The biggest, yet slowest Ferris wheel. we rode this just before we left & nearly froze our a$$es off!

This was the first thing we rode - twenty minutes in line was hardly worth it.

Pretty decent art, though.

Ready to ride!

Logan's looking a little nervous...will he back out?

No turning back now!

I loved the "Maximum Overdrive" graphics - I wonder if this ride was really that old?

My Philly Cheese Steak. Yes, it was as good as it looks!

What kind of cheese isn't your cheese? NACHO CHEESE! Get it?

Havin' fun in the "Maximum Overdrive" funhouse.

Our view from the fast ferris wheel.

The view of Logan's cousin's face when I started to rock our seat on the fast ferris wheel. I know, I'm a jerk.

I can't remember the name of this ride, but it was by far my favorite, even though it made me a bit quesey.

Man, watching this "Sham Wow" guy deliver his pitch to the kids was like watching a snake charmer - they were completely mesmerized throughout the entire presentation! Both of the cousins bought one, and my kid was begging for one. It's a friggin' towel! WTF?!?

The legendary gravitron in action. I loved this ride as a kid, but as soon as I hit puberty, I learned the hard way that my days of riding ANYTHING that goes around in circles were sadly gone forever. I also learned that carnies have little sympathy for kids who can't hold their fried dough on such rides.

a "Rader's of The Lost Ark"-themed funhouse.

Cool Halloween decorations.

I loved these signs; they were scattered all over the fair.

Havin' a high time on the midway!

The view of the "fast ferris wheel" from underneath.

The fair under nightfall.

While Logan was feeling sick, I took Will to ride this two more times - he is braver than I was at his age!

This will probably be the last picture ever taken of Logan on a merry-go-round. I'm sure he'll be "too cool" for it next year.

Will riding on "Rudolph"

We got to the Fryeberg Fair around two and closed the place out at nine, and had an absolute BLAST! We met up with my wife's cousin's kids, and I took the three big boys and my wife took the two little guys. We rode everything we wanted to ride except the Zipper, because everyone else was too chicken to ride it with me! The had two ride-through haunted house rides which were both pretty ho-hum, but the kids really liked them. The food was absolutely AWESOME except for the teriyaki chicken, which was kinda nasty. I guess you shouldn't be getting chinese food at a county fair, huh? I'm surprised I didn't make myself sick after stuffing my pie-hole with a philly cheese steak sandwich, candy apple, fried mushrooms, nachos, cotton candy, some bites of my son's bacon cheesburger, and that great county fair staple; FRIED DOUGH! However, my oldest son and his cousins made the grievous error of devouring thier fried dough and then promptly riding the gravitron three consectutive times, followed by the high-speed ferris wheel. He of course, threw up, and was down for the count for the rest of the evening. His older cousin also got sick, but not until later in the evening. I, on the other hand, knew the perils of such combinations, and thereby declined to ride the Gravitron.

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