Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Georgia National Fair

First, let me apologize for exploding all over the blog today.  Things have been pretty crazy busy around here the last week or so, and this is the first day I've had entirely to myself to sit down and write.  So settle in with some coffee or something, because I have A LOT to tell you about.  (But I'm going to break it up into several posts. So keep coming back.)

For starters, this past weekend, friendboss Courtney, her boyfriend Chad, Gavin, DH and I took a trip to the Georgia Fair in Perry, GA.  Perry is about two hours away from here, but the copious amounts of fried everything available made the trip totally worth it.

This photo depicts every fried thing you could ever want to eat in life.  There were; fried Oreos, fried Twinkies, fried Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, fried cheesecake, fried Snickers, fried corn dogs, and four variations of funnel cake.  And that's just from this ONE vendor, on this ONE table.  Also available were fried green tomatoes (which I tried for the first time in my life, and they tasted rather a lot like pickles), fried cookie dough, french fries, onion rings, apple dumplings, elephant ears, and deep fried vegetables.

Basically, Courtney and I ate our weight in fried foods.


Then there were the taffy apples.  Gavin chose the one that looked like a pumpkin. 

And then, of course, there were the rides.

Jimmy and Chad went on this ridiculous thing that spun you around and around while simultaneously whipping you upside down.

Chad somehow managed to make sitting in a giant bumble bee look cool.

Jimmy decided to start teaching Gavin about road rage at an early age.

Gavin and I went on a giant pirate ship that he decided he hated about half way through.  Then, about an hour later, he decided that he wanted to go on another ship ride--which was exactly the same, but Egyptian themed.  I guess the Eye of Ra made it less terrifying.

Gavin conned everyone into going into the various funhouses with him at least once.

Courtney and Gavin on the Tilt-a-Whirl.

And of course, various pictures were taken of Gavin being adorable.

Not pictured are the Arctic Blast, which goes a LOT faster than it looks, on which Courtney and I squished our men and nearly laughed until we puked; the giant slide, where the carnie told me Gavin would be fine riding NEXT to me instead of ON MY LAP, and I listened to him, (being a professional, after all), and then had a mini heart attack when Gavin was nearly ejected into outer space; and the mouse themed roller coaster, which was supposedly for children.  I have provided an extra large image for your enjoyment.

Let me answer your obvious questions.  Yes, this is the photo that the roller coaster of death took of Courtney, Gavin, and myself.  Courtney really does have a death grip on my arm.  My eyes really are squeezed shut in terror.  Yes.  This is a photo of two grown-ass adults TERRIFIED of a roller coaster geared towards children.  And yes, Gavin is having the time of his life.  He made Chad and Jimmy take him a second time.

In our defense, the thing (called the "Wild Mouse") went WAY FREAKING FASTER than it looked from the ground.  Also, my ass is literally hanging a solid foot and a half over the side of the track, and there is scaffolding whipping past my face.  This thing was intense, okay? 

So there you have it.  The highlights of the Georgia Fair.  Next time, we will wear stretchy pants, and not go on anything with the word "Wild" in the title.

Stayed tuned today to hear about my DIY face mask and face wash, a delish chicken casserole, and a new hilarious video obsession!

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