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    • Shhh, don’t tell anyone, but I haven’t read THE NOTEBOOK, and I haven’t seen the movie. I know, right? I’m a romantic at heart, and yet…somehow I’ve missed it.

  1. Ferris wheel is my favorite ride. It has to be at night though. I got to ride the London Eye about 5 years ago. It wasn’t at night but still great. Big Ben looked like a little guy down below.

    • Yeah, I get what you’re saying. It’s really fun, but timing is everything. Company, too. Once a year’s enough for me, and even then, I have to be in the mood. πŸ™‚

    • I get so geeked out things like this. Probably because it’s a really fun place to collect (and remember) stories.

      Those wee Wilburs were so adorable. They’re the highlight of the fair every year, and this year…well. Everyone’s rooting for those sweet little piglets.

      Are you going to your county fair? If so, I hope you’ll post pictures…

  2. Love your fair pictures! It’s funny how generally I don’t like crowds and noise. But I adore the fair. Maybe Charlotte’s Web had something to do with that?! We just rode the ferris wheel at our county fair last weekend–so much fun! My favorite though, is the garden and composting area. Oh, and the goats and pigs too. πŸ™‚

    And my dear Melodye, I owe you an email which I’m hoping to write this morning. xo

    • It’s funny how generally I don’t like crowds and noise. But I adore the fair. Maybe Charlotte’s Web had something to do with that?!

      Same here! I do think our childhood memories (and expectations) have something to do with it. I loved CHARLOTTE’S WEB! I didn’t actually visit a county fair until I became a grown-up.

      I got your email by the way. Thank you! I’ll get back to you after this busy weekend.

  3. Melodye, I love this post so much! We have a town fair–it happens in late September–and this reminds me so much of it. The combination of the agricultural stuff with the carnival stuff–does it get more wonderful? When it’s fair time, all the kids are so excited. The school buses drive by the town common, and the kids are so excited to see the ferris wheel going up, and the other rides.

    We don’t have pigs (usually–sometimes the 4-H tent will have piglets), but these ones are so cute! And your beautiful full moon, presiding over it all. ♥

  4. Very nice photos you have here. Will be about 6 weeks til our fair comes to towm. Nothing better than a foot long corn dog. Makes my mouth water.
    Have a great summer.

      • I am simultaneously attracted and repelled by the idea of bacon covered in chocolate. The mind reels…

        I wanted to tell you that I enjoyed all the photos you posted in this entry, but that one at the top is somehow mesmerizing! The colors, the images, the concepts… BACONBACONBACON!!! — and the goofy title of the attraction (“Bacon A-Fair”… I wonder what the meeting where they decided on THAT was like). Thanks for sharing! — PL

        • I am simultaneously attracted and repelled by the idea of bacon covered in chocolate. The mind reels…

          Ha, I think this sums up how I feel about most fair cuisine: Sorely tempted, but oh lord, I don’t want to pay for my “sins”!

          Oh, and Peter, thanks so much for your kind comment about my photos. In cases like this (jostling crowds, limited time & major distractions), I concentrate more on content than technique. But thanks to the wonderful camera I now own, I’m getting better photos than I ever dreamed possible. *is stoked*

  5. Anonymous

    What a perfect day!

    I have to admit, your picture of all the pig fare (no pun intended) made me yearn for some pulled pork – I know, I’m horrible, but I have such a good recipe for it! It even involves root beer!

    And on that fizzy note, I just wanted to say how much I love your pictures. They’re so crisp and vibrant ~ I feel like I was walking around with you guys.

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