Friday, August 31, 2012

From The Fair

Spending time at the fair always reminds me of when I was a kid. Running around full of excitement, eyes wide taking in all the sights, salivating as you pass by the food stands that are so bad for you, but oh-so-good. It's the kind of excitement that can hardly be contained.

Growing up, we had our own town fair, and we'd go every. single. year. I always looked forward to that time of year. It meant a day spent with some of your most favourite people, going from ride-to-ride (multiple times), and tummy aches from overwhelming amounts of cotton candy.

And this time was no different. Except for the fact that we were in Toronto, and that small town fair was now bigger than anything I'd imagined. It was my first time going so I didn't know what to expect. I hummed and hawed over the decision on whether or not we should even go, and I'm so glad we did.

Because I immediately went back to that time, and I was a kid again. We stuffed our bellies full of corn dogs, and pizza, and snow cones, and itty bitty doughnuts. We went on the swings, that spun around and around, and Sebastian realized that he's not as young as he once was. (I've been nominated to go on all the rides with our future children while he looks on from a distance:)

We hopped on a lift that stretched over the whole length of the fair, getting the perfect bird's eye view of our surroundings, and we danced. And people laughed. And we kept dancing.
As the night crept up on us, our eyes were full of flashing lights as far as we could see. And, of course, the experience wasn't complete without a sunset Ferris Wheel ride, and the ultimate adrenaline rush after the Mega Drop, where my stomach most definitely flew up into my throat.

We biked home with our bellies stuffed, and our hearts full. It was just another Tuesday night. :)

What are some of your favourite memories as a kid?

P.S. I hope you all have an incredible long weekend! I can't believe it's already here!


  1. Your images are fantastic.

    I especially love the one from under the swings. I really, really love these. Dynamic, nostalgic, and engaging!!

  2. Beautiful photos. I love going to the fair now just as much as when I was a kid.

  3. Allie! This looks like so much fun. I am so glad that you talked yourself into going. I also loved/still love cotton candy and they say that the pink and blue are the same, but the pink was always my favorite :)

  4. Those are some seriously great pictures!

    Sounds like you guys had a blast! I hate that as I'm getting older I am finding out I'm more nervous about rides than I was as a kid! I will fight being a fuddy-duddy to the end though - I swear!

  5. I'll be going to the Texas State fair in a few weeks. And could seriously wet my pants I'm so excited.

  6. fairs remind me of summer so much. love love your pictures

  7. Love this pictures!!! I love your blog too! Xo

  8. Gorgeous pictures!! :)

  9. Wow, these pictures are gorgeous!

  10. Looks like so much fun! Your photos are great.

  11. Lovely photos!! I love fairs!! Texas has a BIG one, you should come down sometime! :)

    Remember to link this up to this week's Travel Party on my blog! Thanks!!