Did the Puyallup yesterday with the family. We had a wonderful day. We were able to enjoy time with the children and grandchildren, taking in the sights and sounds of a country fair at a minimal cost.
Of course, at this stage in life, we had a little more money than weÂ did when we wentÂ years ago. We were able to afford to put the oldest grandchild on a few of the rides we couldn’t afford for our own children.
We spent the time traveling in the car visiting, interrupted only by a few moments of crying now and then by a nursing child longing for the breast. You have to haveÂ infants and childrenÂ buckled in their car seatsÂ tighter thanÂ astronauts on their way to the moon now a days.Â That puts a little crimp in the travel occasionally.
The adults cried out for food too but we were able to stifle the hunger pangs by eating a bunch of crap. Not real crap, of course. We only stepped in that as we went through the animal barns.
Our “crap” included, Corndogs, Roastbeef sandwiches from the Young Life booth, an Assortment of fair-foodÂ that includedÂ ice-cream blocks covered in chocolate and nuts, elephant ears, and candy. Lastly, we had to include the Pastries like the skones the Puyallup fair is famous for.
I suggest you make the trip. Life is short and there is nothing like being with the family. Oh,Â and don’t believe the sunny weather forecast for the west side.Â We didn’t get rained on but it sure wanted to.