Saturday, September 12, 2009

Fun, except for the drums

The Puyallup Fair opened yesterday. Three weeks of rides, scones and oh, the traffic. Don't get me wrong, I love the fair. Once. Maybe twice a year. My husband, on the other hand, could go every day. Maybe twice a day.

On opening day, you can follow a cattle drive parade into the fair for free before noon. Luke and I took advantage of their generosity, wishing it extended to ride tickets. We hit the train, the track cars (three times) and the canoes. He loved the rides, I loved watching him love them. I also loved Purell.

The fair's theme this year is, "The Big Fantastic". I like it, but Luke would like to amend it to read, "The Fair Would Be Even More Fantastic if You Eliminated the Marching Bands".


  1. Oh the FAIR!!! I hope you had an elephant ear for me. If not, there's your reason to go back.

  2. I'm with Luke on the band, and i'm also with you on the purell. I swear you can just feel the germs growing on your hands at those places!! I never used to be a germa-phob but now i totally am!! I can't figure out where you are from? I always read your blog but haven't picked up on that yet..

  3. oh this looks like so much fun! i'd be like your husband and go everyday...justin is the grandpa in our relationship =)
    so glad you enjoyed yourselves...even though there were those long, noisy marching bands...maybe they wont have them next year luke =)

  4. Elijah is on a kick lately where he doesn't like loud things. He covers his ears and yells, "OUD!" Well I'm glad Luke liked the rest of the Fair. How fun!! Glad you were able to get out and enjoy it this year! xo