For years I’ve been wanting to visit the large fairs that come through the area, especially because I can’t remember having ever been to a fair.
Spontaneously, we drove up in the middle of one afternoon with our friends. I was soooo excited. I decided not to bring my giant camera, and photographed just using my camera phone.
First, there was the petting zoo.
We did all of the classics, like the Ferris Wheel. It was an incredible view to see the mountains in the background.
Eagerly I wanted to ride the “roller coaster” even if husband was a little concerned about the “put together rides.” It was great I enjoyed it!
Then, we were all pretty hungry. I had set my eye on some deep fried gummy bear. Husband and I were in the middle of a mis-communication. So I decided to wait until he purchased food, then go look myself, since I wasn’t sure what all I wanted, or from which booth.
Then he handed me a few dollars, I gave him a dubious look like “how am I supposed to purchase anything with that amount”, to which he handed me a $20 bill. I put it carefully in my pocket, and walked off. Looking at the prices I then checked for the bill. It wasn’t in my pocket. I looked around where I’d walked and didn’t see it anywhere on the ground. I got out of line, it wasn’t like I could buy anything now.
I walked back so lowly to the food court tables, with my head down. My friends laughed from afar, because apparently what had happened was written all over my face.
I explained what happened, and sat down. I didn’t want to look at any of them, didn’t want to eat anything, just wanted to sit there thinking about how stupid I’d been. Eventually, my friends and hubby encouraged me to move on, try again, and gave me more cash.
The deep fried gummy bear was worth the second chance! Seriously though, be aware of money in the pockets when you are at the local fair.