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Since we have moved to Benson almost two years ago, we have talked and dreamed about going to the Pima County Fair in Tucson. Something seems to come up before we do a lot of fun events. Because of some recent big family conflicts, I went to the fair by myself last Tuesday night in an attempt to have some big fun and to clear my head. My wife and much of her family is very involved in carnivals so we have been to many a carnival and fair in the past. Many of my past posts testify to that. At one point in time, I even thought about using the family pull to spend a month or so on the road with a carnival just to say I had done that. All of this said a few quick thoughts. We have never seen this group in action. And the performers have a very large selection of games and rides and such. My wife usually knew the groups we went to visit or had relatives on the circuit, so we got full access of sorts and behind the scenes perks. Lastly all things considered, this was probably not the best way to clear my head --because everything reminded me of us and our problems. Out of a long line of visited fairs and carnivals across the country I was kind of disappointed in this one. Maybe it was just all the memories that flooded my fun waves. Maybe it was just because I was here alone on this night. None of you care about any of this, so I can tell you without lying that I did manage to sneak in some really good fun at the fair! I will be working on greatly expanding the readership of this page in the next few months. Complete with lots of new features, posts, and of course pictures. I hope you enjoy everything you see here, and share -share -- share this great link!
Although I did refrain on this night from riding any rides
some of them really did look amazing.
Many carnival rides just seem to make me instantly sick even while watching from the ground.
This group had everything from roller coasters to zip lines.
I must say I really want to ride the new zip line across old town in Las Vegas on my next visit.
Lets all face it--no one reading this
will ever be as cool as the rider topper for this ride!
I entered the fair near the livestock barns.
The above goat was all over his pen.
Calmer kids already played out.
I grew up in Wyoming and hear jokes about sheep
mostly centering around sheep being good lovers and safe.
This being a reserve champion sheep --I will not touch with a written joke for any amount of cash.
I was a little sad that I could not attend any of the rodeo.
But-again growing up in Wyoming I have seen many a great rodeo.
Leaving the animal pens, near the hand washing stations-I spotted this styling old tractor.
Three hour stop off for many people at the fair I am sure.
Chain saw sculptures in action
Before and after.
My new home greeting sign?
Being in the middle of the desert the sea lion show was pretty nifty.
I always enjoy a good wind mill.
This one was surrounded by old tractors and such.
Look closely good or bad parking job?
Life is a constant journey.
In many a post I have talked about the joys of a carnival corn dog.
And this eating experience was also top notch.
One has to order from the food carts actually on the carnival lot not the out lying
I do not know what they do to the corn dogs--nor do I ever
want to learn the secret but they are super amazingly good.
As the sun slowly disappeared the activities and fun continued.
Watching the bull ride was enjoyable multiple times on this trip.
A buddy and I always thought buying one of these, and just traveling would be great.
Get microphones to bring in /egg on the customers.
Across from this--after it was dark I caught a great comedy hypnotist performance.
Next post I venture to Nogales for the first time.