Are we qualified to tell you about the Arizona State Fair? After all, we don't live in any state (other than denial, chaos, and confusion), never mind Arizona. I understand that to a lot of Americans, the State Fair is something they go to every year, a tradition that they've grown up with, but have you ever noticed that the longer a tradition is held, the stranger it looks to people who aren't familiar with it?
There is a tradition that I could really get hooked on though, and that's the food. Everywhere in the park there were people cooking up great looking things. We usually have a tough time feeding our kids at events like this, as they can almost never find anything they like, but the only problem they had at the State Fair was choosing. My oldest daughter did have one moment of disappointment though. Her favorite food in the world is Smores, and at one point she saw a sign for "Smores on a Stick". This would have been the highlight of her day, if there hadn't been the words "Deep Fried" in smaller print on the side. Why do the southern states have to deep fry everything? Some things are great deep fried, but smores? Twinkies? Kool Aid? I guess that's one of those things you have to grow up with to understand, but we got through the disappointment with a giant (non-deep fried) ice cream sundae.
To my kids, a fair means rides, and there were plenty of them. There were also plenty of people in line for each one. Apparently another State Fair tradition is standing in line, because wait times for each of the rides was coming close to an hour. This greatly limited the number of rides we got on, but our kids still insisted so we hit a few. The boy's