Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Our day at the State Fair

So....we went to the state fair today.  Just Sarah and I.  We left around 6:30 this morning, as she had to be there at 9, and I was worried about city traffic.  And rightfully so!  We ended up getting there around 8:30, but did hit a bit of traffic.

It was a great day.  She didn't win any awards, but I couldn't have asked for a better day.  We just walked and talked, had lunch, got ice cream, watched the All Ohio State Fair Youth Choir, awards, and then home. 

Well, we did one other thing.  If you knew my dad, you would know that he LOVED to ride the little tractor driven ride around the fair.  We did it today.  For him.  And yes, crybaby Kaiser shed a tear while doing it.  I couldn't help but think of the many times I rode that ride with him, with him chuckling and waving at people as we went by.  I can't recreate his chuckle, but I sure did try the wave.  It was fun.  And very reminiscent of him.  Again, tradition.  I doubt I will go to the state fair very often without riding that ride for him. 

Love you, Dad! 


  1. Glad you had a great day, Pam.....you may have relived some memories but at the same time created some!

  2. Aww Pam how fun. I am glad you two had a fun girls day! What a great thng you did for your dad. I too catch myself doing things like that for my dad and all the memories it brings back to me. Hope to see you tomorrow sometime!
    *Amy Wilker*

  3. Hey, I love that tractor ride too! And so did Dad. And that butter cow. That's the best ever reason to eat ice cream!!


  4. Thanks for the comments, girlies! Next year we should all go together and ride the tractors for our dads! :)