The Locklairs Go to the Fair

Penny, Merritt, Erin and I had a great adventure recently: we went to the Coastal Carolina Fair in Ladson, SC. Nanny kept Logan for the night and we went to the fair for nearly 7 hours!? I didn’t know that was possible. Here are some observations from our adventure:

  • Kids can stay at the fair for almost 7 hours and still have unlimited energy.
  • Pretty much all food at the fair is fried…even candybars? Who thinks of these things?
  • This 44-year old man’s “irrational response” to heights does not diminish with age…
  • nor does the extreme disappointment in dropping a spoonful of  Dipping Dots on the ground.
  • Somewhere along the way, we, as adults, lost our ability to handle the raw G-forces exerted on our bodies from even the kiddie roller coasters.
  • It’s best not to sit in the second row of the Elephant Encounter show — trust me on this.
  • Just because the sign says “Parents Can Also Ride,” it doesn’t mean that parents SHOULD also ride.
  • Hand stamps are the way to go for rides, even if they do read  “Carolina Waste” in orange… on your hand… for a week.
  • It’s best to trust your gut when sizing up a roller coaster by watching the previous people come off the ride.
  • Above all, the greatest joy the whole time is watching your kids laugh uncontrollably.

Take a look at a few more photos of our adventure here (http://flickr

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