A Whole Lotta Happy

Pilly Manilli

Pilly Manilli

The 2009 N.C. State Fair promises to be “A Whole Lotta Happy.” I approach the annual fair with excitement and dread. Excitement, because I want to try chocolate covered bacon, see the winning jar of honey and learn how to conceal the dark circles under my eyes at the Loreal tent. Dread, because I know I will be led around the fair by people under 4 feet.

I have a  few rules to attending the fair:

  1. We can only go during the week, during the day
  2. Never on free can day
  3. Temperature must be above 50 degrees

All three rules, check!  And we were off.  It was a beautiful, Carolina blue day. As anticipated, we were led around by the little people making a direct line to the Midway for games and rides.

By far, the best deal we found was $5 for 35 ping pong balls and a chance to win a goldfish. These deprived, pet-less children were all in for fish.

It was at this point we could have left the fair with 4 happy children. Lucky for us Knox & Sons provides free fish sitting so we could continue on with the fair. That’s not to say we didn’t hear the rest of the night, “When can we go get our fish?”  The kids played games, rode rides, ate foot long corn dogs, ice cream and saw prize winning animals.

Everyone had a grand time. As of this writing, there is one of four fish a float and I still have dark circles under my eyes. Did you find the chocolate covered bacon?



About Anjanette Wiley

Runner, Co-founder @RiverRunClub, vegetarian, being ladylike is not my forte.

Posted on October 24, 2009, in My Three Sons and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. gotta lotta love for those faces!

  2. chocolate covered bacon-YUCK! did you try it? Those happy kids with their fish!

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