We spent way too much money on way too little food that added way too many inches to our way too large waistbands… but we had a BLAST and I wouldn’t have traded the memories made for the world!
When I was little, I always thought there was something romantic about the fair. I dunno why. I mean, really it’s loud, fattening, smells like sweaty people and livestock droppings, and is filled with teenagers who really could use a lesson or two on how to wear their clothing (and a few adults as well.)
But there was always one ride in particular that made my heart go pitter patter.
You may have already guessed it…
The FERRIS wheel.
I dreamed of someday having the love of my life help me into the little basket, and away we go, off to see the world at new, moving heights… and maybe steal a kiss or two!
Of course, my love would also spend copious amounts of his hard-earned money trying to win obnoxiously large stuffed animals for me. (In my dream world, he was super wealthy… I mean, we gotta DREAM BIG, right!?!)
Regardless, there is just something magical about the fair.
In my first novel, Sandwich, with a Side of Romance, I KNEW I had to write a scene at the fair. The book is based in the (real) small town of Sandwich, IL. One of Sandwich’s claims to fame is the Sandwich Fair. It is one of the oldest, longest running fairs in the state of Illinois, and is pretty well-known for quite a good distance.
And of course, my hero/heroine share a romantic moment on the Ferris Wheel…. I mean, how could I not!?!
I was sad when writing my newest book releasing later this month (a Sandwich Novella called A Side of Faith…) when the timing didn’t work out right to have another scene at the fair. (but then again, it would be a bit redundant, lol!)
So what about you? Do you have a favorite ride–or part–of the fair? Do you find the fair a wee bit romantic, or just loud and noisy and something to avoid?
Oh, and what’s your favorite fair food?
Mine is the Elephant Ear or the Funnel Cake… either one! YUM YUM YUM!!!!!
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