Monday, August 29, 2011

View from a Ferris Wheel

There are two types of Alaskans: (1) those who love the State Fair, and (2) the rest. When the haters throw out such excuses as "too many people" and "expensive food," we fair lovers laugh at their nonsense. HA! we say. PISH POSH. People and food are the very reasons that attract us to the fairgrounds each August. Where else can you eat a gyro sandwich, a cream puff, a pork chop on a stick, and an ice cream cone all on the same day? Who doesn't want to run into old friends throughout the afternoon and catch up on what's been happening in their lives? The kids ride the twirly-things, Daddy checks out the four wheelers on display, and Mommy walks among the quilts and jars of jelly. Everybody's happy.



Life isn't worth living without an annual visit to the Alaska State Fair.


Dinner last night: fair food galore


6 comments:

Katherine said...

I suddenly realized how silly it is of me to think that Alaska wouldn't have a state fair. Regardless of how far north one me live, everyone is entitled to fried food and overpriced rides!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This truly is an amazing view!

The Jammie Girl said...

The Kentucky State Fair is currently going on, as well. Although the food sounds very similar the views are NOT as lovely as yours. We count mullets and misspelled tattoos - highest count wins a deep-fried Snickers bar.

MrsM said...

Oh I miss the state fair, wish we were there to have joined you!

Michele said...

What, no pictures of fair hair?!?!

Wow. I just realized that Pennsylvania doesn't have a state fair. We have a plethora of county fairs, large and small.

Karen Peterson said...

I've never been to a State Fair, and it's been YEARS since I've been to the county fair. I'm due for a return engagement.