Sounds kind of scary doesn’t it? Well, it’s not so scary…more mildly melancholy. The sign that summer is really pretty much over is our fair . This year it was really nice because we received free entry thanks to my Dad’s work place giving tickets away…it was a festive thing. It was so nice having a little extra money in the fair. Things are always expensive but this gave us some extra for rides and food. Not having to wonder how we’d cough up tickets for rides was nice. Stuff toys beckon…rides beg to be ridden and here Mike and Gabby oblige. So much to doand so much to see. Gabby was far more adventurous this year and joined her older brother and sister on Moby Dick. Still the kid’s roller coaster remains one of her favorite. She’s growing up now…I know, so I cherish these moments. I don’t usually join the kids on these rides…though in Disneyland and world and Universal I sure did. I like being thrilled by a ride…not getting sick. How about a gunny sack and a big slide? How about a catapult? I like the vivid colors and tentseven if I don’t play the games myself. Gabby loves the stuffed toys. The petting zoo was fun too. These miniature goats were hilarious! Next we watched a dog and pig race. These seemed like such good old fashioned ways to enjoy our time. We also got into the rodeo free which was a lot of fun. We felt like these were our kind of people…down home down to earth people. The clown was good but didn’t have to work too hard fortunately. Plenty of other acts like these trained dogs who were all rescues. This is classic rodeo stuff. I’m glad for the kids to experience it. They even had some amazing trained bulls. Night was coming on nowand soon the rodeo finished upand we headed back to our carbut not before glancing back while eating our funnel cakes wondering if we’ll get to enjoy the fair next year.