Monday, October 7, 2013

The fair


I went to the fair! And I won a stuffed dog at a game of chance! My fall to-do list is getting knocked out one by one (because it IS fall despite the weather being in the 80s and 90s).


I love going to fairs at night -- the midway is so pretty. And I think it's a romantic date, possibly because I grew up watching "State Fair," the musical, over and over and over again. If you romanticize something at the age of 7, you pretty much romanticize it until you die (and by "you" I obviously mean "me").


Things that rock about the fair include the midway and games and animals (but don't touch them!) and large produce, but the thing I look most forward to is the food. Robert and I shared a foot-long hot dog (covered in coleslaw as is appropriate) and pickle chips.


Oh how I love pickle chips. Robert introduced me to them early on in our relationship and for that I am eternally grateful. (I really can't overstate how yummy I find them.)


So yes, my idea of a romantic date is pickle chips dipped in ranch and posing with my man in wooden farmer cutouts and also going on the Ferris Wheel and spending the whole ride rambling about my height-induced anxiety, but then saying "That was awesome!" the moment I get off...


Yep. The fair is my idea of a darn good time.

12 comments:

Sandra said...

How cool! I have never been to an evening fair, deep fried pickle chips sound yum and you posing with your man in a wooden frame is fab! I love the first pic of you too! x x

Sacramento Amate said...

What a lot of fun.
Have a lovely Monday.
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Emmylou said...

Oh my gosh! I've never gone to the fair at night, and have always wanted to.
And what's not romantic about it? Sigh....must...go...soon....

Shybiker said...

Yay! Fairs are always fun.

Laura Go said...

good lawdy, pickle chips! the stuff of life, I tell you!

Jane said...

oh i miss the fair! this has been on the list to go but my husband and i just keep missing out.

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Pickle chips are delish and fairs are soooo fun!

Winter Moon said...

I love the fair - although I haven't been in quite a while.

Love the photogrpah of you both in the cut-out scene.

I've never heard of or tried pickle chips, but they look delicious!

Jessica said...

It looks so fun. I love festivals. The lights on the ride are very pretty.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Erin said...

Pickle chips! Yes once the weather cools down it will truly feel like fall. I think I'm hitting the NC State Fair next weekend before my half marathon in Durham. I think deep fried pickles count as carb loading?

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

oh how I love carnivals!!

Melanie said...

I WANT pickle chips!! I've never had them but I know that they will be a new favourite. I used to think that the guys who work the rides were so grown up and cute - I was about 7 at the time...? I still love the wild rides. Great photos.