October 29, 2014

We Went To The Puyallup Fair

When I was a little kid we sang a song in elementary school that went like this:

We went to the Puyallup Fair
And what  do you think was there
A little black pig dancing a jig
We went to the Puyallup Fair

We also sang:

You can do it at a trot
You can do it at a gallop
You can do it real slow
So your heart won't palpatate
Just don't be late
Do the Puyallup
Do the Puyallup

The Puyallup Fair has been a big part of my life since about the age of 5. I lived down the road from the fair, we took field trips to the fair for school, we even got a day off of school just to go to the fair, my mom was a vendor there, and I worked in the dairy barn for many years. I guess in short you could say, I love the Puyallup Fair.

Since I have been in Utah for the past five years, I haven't been able to go to the fair. This year we decided that we needed to make a trip to Washington and go the fair (Andy has only heard me talk about it for five years, it was time for him to experience it first hand).

We drove to Washington on Friday September 12th and crashed at my Dad's house. The next morning we got up and headed to my fair with Dad, Julie, and the boys. Later in the day we met up with Sadie and Megan. We looked at the art exhibits, saw the animals, ate ice cream from Lulu's and we rode some rides.

The white roller coaster is the first ride I can ever remember riding at the fair, I rode it as a small child with my Dad. Dad said he would go on the roller coaster this year with me, it meant a lot. Little did we know what kind of ride we would be in for.

Dad and I rode in the back of the roller coaster--the back in always the best! The ride operators came and checked our lap bar and we were off. We soon found ourselves a good foot and a half out of our seats. Yeah, they didn't have any seat belts in addition to the lap bar. It was a really scary ride! Dad and I hung on for dear life. Nathan was seated behind us and he got just as much air. I think we were all glad to get off that ride alive. I think next time I will stick to the swings and giant slide.

Here are a few of the photos we took, I still need to get a copy of the photos Dad took.

Russell was so excited to shoot the bow and arrow.
Brendan getting his archery on.
Nathan getting ready to shoot.
Me & Russell.
Ice cream is good!