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There’s Always a State Fair Going On Somewhere

Posted on October 3, 2010 by under Life, Things to Do, Travel.    

I got a chance to talk to Sheryll yesterday afternoon. She’s back from her short trip to the Philippines. She told me about her trip and also about what she and her family are up to these days.

I guess the kids got some free passes to the State Fair of Texas at school, so they’ve been wanting to go to that. I think they’re going sometime this week.

That got me to thinking about our own state fair in Kansas, which my friend Misty and I volunteered for again this year. I didn’t really get to do any browsing since we’ve been so busy this year. I barely had enough time that weekend to actually work the shift that I volunteered for (Brian and I have got a lot of stuff going on right now). Brian came to the fair with Misty and me. He actually got to walk around and check things out and take pictures.

Brian has always had this idea in his head about the demographic of people who regularly attend the state fair. What can I say? He’s a little prejudiced. Anyway, he wanted to do a web site devoted to “fair creatures” much like the People of Walmart web site. Much to his disappointment, he couldn’t find the “strange” people that he thought would be so abundant at the state fair. I think I’ve finally convinced him that a lot of “normal” people go to the state fair. The web site idea is pretty much nixed at this point. Besides, what could we do with it the rest of the year? The state fair barely runs two weeks; unlike the one in Texas, which runs for almost a month.

I had mentioned to Sheryll that their state fair is probably a lot like our state fair, and how you could probably spend an entire day there and not be able to see everything. While that’s true, I really had no idea what I was talking about. I’d only been to our state fair here and have never experienced the State Fair of Texas first hand. After checking their web site, I realized that it’s similar but it is not the same. Their state fair runs for almost a month and there’s so much more to see and do! I might ask Brian to take me next year just so I can see for myself. The bonus for him is that he might finally get to snap some photos of those highly elusive “fair creatures” – LOL.

Anyway, I got to thinking that there’s always a state fair going on somewhere so that’s what we could do with the web site for the rest of the year. Outside of the Kansas State Fair time frame, we can post pictures of “fair creatures” from other state fairs going on around the nation! And here you all thought, I wasn’t a supportive wife… I will try to support all of Brian’s ideas, no matter how crazy and hair-brained they are. I love you, baby!

P.S. I was thinking of filing this under “Cheap Date” also, but decided against it. If any of you have ever been to a state fair anywhere, then you probably known that going to the state fair is far from cheap. LOL.

P.P.S. Now that I’ve posted this, someone will probably beat us to starting our stupid blog/web site idea. Booo!

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