We did it again, the Puyallup. After two hours, yes TWO hours, of driving, we arrived, ready to eat, spend money, people watch, ride rides, eat more…repeat…repeat…
This year did not disappoint, except that Jason, Jackie, and Ayantu were missing. The kids experienced something new this year. They got to climb inside a giant, blown-up, plastic ball, floating on top of water in a large swimming pool. Then they got to run around inside like a hamster and try to stay on their feet. They had a great time, but really the most fun was had by the onlookers watching these poor souls flail around inside these hamster wheels. In usual Sanchez family fair tradition, Jillian decided she couldn’t miss out on the fun. She crawled in and decided to give it a go.
My greatest joy was watching the old man, laughing, watching Jillian struggle inside that thing. We’re talking doubled-over, side-splitting laughter from this guy. “Is she with you?” he asked.
“I’m afraid she is,” I said, wondering what he might say next.
“Girl, that’s the best thing I’ve seen at the fair so far! Just watching her try to stay on her feet in there is worth the price of my fair ticket!”
There’s juggling acts, comedians, music, animals, rides, food…and this moment is what made the fair special for laughing guy.
|Jillian, in all her glory|