||[Sep. 18th, 2005|02:49 pm]
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Yesterday i went to the Carbarrus county fair with Kelly, Chris, and AJ. I had a lot of fun, its been ages since i've been to any type of fair or carnivle and i can't say for sure if i've ever really been to a genuine county fair. Plenty to see and a good bit to do as well. Rides rides rides!
First of all we hit one (can't remember the name) that was almost like a bus as far as seating goes. it would flip around as a giant arm it was attached to would rotate back and forth. Much fun!
There was a scrambler, the flying swings, a tilt-a-whirl, and a decent sized ferris wheel.
There was a fun house but it was closed. Not very much fun i suppose.
They had a "haunted mine" ride that was so hilarious just because the entire ride consisted of 4 or 5 turns inside a covered area with little glass boxes where something was supposed to pop out... but of course it didn't work right. The first box had a head in it but it didn't trigger. The second box contained an evil lightbulb that would blink and make bell-like noises... creepy! The third box... EMPTY! What possible horrific nightmares could have once occupied that box?! The mind reels...
As far as unique rides (to me anyway), there was one called the Zipper. Little cages you sit in that spin while the whole ride spins as well. There was the Tornado. This one was one of the best. All four of us sat in this giant "Sit-n-Spin" and rotated it ourselves as the entire ride spun around. Much dizziness!
Speaking of diziness, there was a Gravitron-like ride that would spin and pin everyone to their seats, then instead of dropping the floor out, it would raise up and go almost vertical... (more like 45 degrees). They ran it for extra long and I have to admit it made my tummy turn after a while. I had to sit after that one lol.
The Ring of Fire was nothing but a rollercoaster loop that went over and over and over!
Our bands only let us ride unlimited until 5:00 so afterwards we all went to Texas Steakhouse and met up with Chris' mom and had some dinner. Then came the ride home where I napped a little.
It's been a long time since i've been able to just go out and have a good time and relax and not have to think about all the stuff i have to do... it was FANTASTIC and I couldn't have asked for better people to spend time with.
I had a blast :)