Thursday, July 31, 2008

A Night at the Fair

Corn dogs, cotton candy, turkey legs and deep-fried twinkies! Hawkers and clowns and the Peking acrobats! Does it get any better than that?

This was the first time in years that we went to the fair without the kids. That meant we missed certain parts of the fair, like the midway (sigh of relief), the wild rides (another sigh of relief) and the pig races (a really big sigh of relief.) Not that those things weren't fun, but this year I had all the time in the world to wander through the arts and crafts building and marvel at the talent displayed there. The paintings were stunning, the photos amazing, the table settings innovative and the collections lots of fun. It was a slower, more relaxed trip to the fair and I liked it. I guess there's plenty to embrace about this empty nest thing.


Judy said...

Hey Theresa,

I am looking forward to the fair for exactly all of the same reasons. It is fun to experience it with the kids, but it is also great fun to experience it as an adult.

What a great date night! We are going to have one later in this when the State Fair hits Minneapolis. You guys do slack on the fried stuff though - I will have to fill you in on ours later.


leizalou said...

Hi Theresa,

I am finding it bittersweet to do things without the kids and worry that as time goes on there will be more bitter than sweet!! I like the fact that as they become more independent so do we, but at the same time there's an ache in my chest, if you know what I mean.


Dorit Sasson said...

Hi, Theresa,

Your state fair sounds lovely. I wish I could expeience first hand. Maybe one day...

Thanks for sharing.