Thursday, October 16, 2008

The State Fair

The State fair is being held in Phoenix from October 10th to November 2 this year. Sabby being on Fall Break, and Paul being off yesterday, We decided to take advantage of the good weather and take Sabby to the Fair.
A Couple of things....
The weather, while not reaching the craziness of 105 or 118, warmed up again and experienced 90 degrees while walking through food booths children's rides, all the while, holding Sabby's hand and fending off her occasional whining with offers of cheese. While not awful, this kind of heat doesn't work with Multiple Sclerosis and yesterday was no exception for me...
$12.00 is too much to pay for parking. Because of this, I broke one of my "newer" rules and asked what age qualified me for the Senior Discount.. which happened to be 55. I got the senior discount....
I wasn't feeling well enough for a deep fried Twinkee but did take home a pork chop on a stick.. Wasn't worth the 6.00.
What WAS worth twice the $6.00 was a story Sabby told me in the car on the way home.  A brief moment of background.... Like I said, the heat got to me and I got sick, like passing out sick, fatigue and weakness. I sat down inside near the animal exhibits. Sabby and Paul, camera in hand walked on to see more of the state fair. 
Here's the conversation.. Sabby - You know Gran we saw a REAL big cow and he was laying down and then he stood up but it took him a minute to get up.. and THEN he took a poop.
Gran - Wwhhat?
Pappy's - rude sound effects.
There you have it.
Sabby and "the real big cow"
Sabby and Pappys checking out the sights, sounds and rides at the State Fair.
Gran was pretty wobbly by this time and sitting on the carousal in the shade was a welcome relief. 

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog today.

P.S. This is THE FIRST time either Paul or I have been to a State Fair. :)


Brenda said... really tell it like it is. Sorry you didn't feel well. The State Fair sounded fun and it looked like Sabby enjoyed it. Take care!

Michelle said...

Aww too bad you didn't feel well. I haven't been to the state fair in 6 years! Before that I went 5 years in a row for my birthday. The state fair is always here for my birthday.

Looks like your granddaughter had a blast though! Her smile says it all.

Sandy said...

fun read, except for the fact you didn't fare well in the heat although your photo is great! You look in the "pink" of health there with your hat.

Cute story about Sabby..ha!

Jose said...

In the 18 years I have been living here I have never been to the State Fair. I think it's a rip off but to many it's like the most awesome thing that happens in Phoenix once a year. I do remember how I used to love fairs when I was a kid though.

When it comes to amuzement parks my all time favorite is still Knotts Berry Farm.

Julee Marie Photography said...

Oh Betty, Can't believe you never went to the Fair, I agree with Jose its mostly a rip off but the kids do enjoy it. It can be quite hot sometimes, you should have went at night, its neat with all the lights and everything. I'm glad to see your supporting your PACKER G hat.. love it! Miss you..

Mig said...

Oh Betty I hope you feel better now. But what a great story - children are the best at getting the essential detail in :)

Jim said...

This is the first time in years I didnt get to go to the Texas State Fair. Your pictures reminds me of the fun I missed.