Wednesday, October 18, 2006

NC State Fair 2006

We are truly a family laid in tradition. For the 9th year in a row, we have traveled the hour and a half trip to Raleigh to spend our money and enjoy all the festivities the fair has to offer. The Village of YesterYear brings back memories and offers lots of stuff to learn to the amazement of our kids. This is where we find the paintings of wildlife or the challenging "screws in a jar"! (That's Tim trying to figure it out...minutes pass, and then more minutes pass, the sun begins to set and still sits Tim. Finally, Whaw La! With a little guidance from the Tarheel girl, he figures it out!) Hunter enjoyed seeing the tiniest horse, the largest snake and the meanest alligator and the tobacco hanging in the barn. The musicians were quite amusing as was the crazy lady dancing ,and singing along and playing that tamborine! (Hunter hid behind his sisters, but Walker smiled at his silly mommy!) I tried to get Danielle to audition for a commercial, but no luck. She was not impressed with my acting ability, thus fearful that my lack of pazaaz would be an inherited trait. Then there was the trip us three girls took to the Levi jeans measurement trailer. I'll not share the discoveries made there, but suffice it to say, I was flattered! We took pictures like Telli-tubbies and Brittney kissed the pig! The cotton candy and dill pickles were our first treats. Flinch was created at the "Make a Bear", "break mom's pocket book" booth. Now a new member of the family. Hunter carried him all day. Danielle got a cute purse with the letter "D" (reminded me a Laverne and Shirley show) We had the good ole hot Apple Cider and tasted "kettle corn". Pizza, stromboli and a Blooming onion joined the list of endulgances. Later we added the funnel cake and NC State Ice Cream! The best part for the kids was the $40 worth of rides. Hunter took Brittney's place in wanting to ride those that truly had "ride me and throw up" listed on them. Nevertheless we all had fun. Last on our list of fun adventures was the family moment on the ferris wheel. (The scariest ride of all according to Hunter and Brittneyas we all 6 climbed aboard) The lights from the fair seen way up high were amazing! Our day ended with feelings of exhilaration....for the kids anyway. Exhaustion was my perspective, but loads of fun and smiles!

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