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Letting My Inner Child Out to Play: The County Fair


For some, a trip to county fair is a yearly family tradition.  Though I never attended the fair with my family, and have only been a handful of times over the years, I’ve embraced trips to the fair and indulge my inner child by going every so often.

Hubby and I attended the fair this year, and though we did more eating, photographing, and people watching than riding, drinking or game-playing, we still had a great time.  Good Lord – the things people wear!  The things we ate!  Oh, and the new rides are much more intense than the older rides.

Speaking of food, here’s what hubby and I shared: a churro, garlic butter fries with bacon, a funnel cake, a giant Western sausage with waffle-cut fries, and a deep fried Snickers with a side of soft serve vanilla ice cream. I know – ug.  I had a food hangover the day after our trip to the fair, and drank lots of water in a vain attempt to flush all the crud from my system.

I had a great time taking in the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of the fair, and the photographer in me enjoyed capturing images that visualize some of my fair experience.  Here are some of the photos I took while at the Orange County fair.  I hope you enjoy them…










Please feel free to share some of your favorite fair foods, rides, or memories.  I really enjoy hearing from my readers!

Warm regards,

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Letting My Inner Child Out to Play: Dandelions


One of my life’s simple pleasures, dating back to childhood, is picking a dandelion, making a wish, and blowing its fuzzy seeds to the wind.  I don’t remember the wishes I made as a child, but I’m guessing I wished for things for myself.

Though I’ve matured into an adult, I’ve retained my childlike wonder where nature is concerned, and still enjoy scattering the pieces of a dandelion’s translucent globe with a gust of breath.  However, I no longer spend my wishes on myself.

These days, when I pause to pick a dandelion and make a wish, I tend to wish for something that would benefit others.  You know – things like world peace, and happiness and good health for those in need of one or both.

Age has brought (at least some) wisdom, and I know that I need to make my own wishes and dreams come true.  Luck certainly helps, but I’ve found that action and hard work are usually far more effective than wishes.

So I’ll continue to indulge the child in me by picking, wishing, and blowing dandelion seeds to the wind.  I’ll use this simple gesture to put my good intentions and love for others out into the universe.  I’ll also keep working hard – moving steadily towards my hopes and dreams…

Warm regards,

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