The carnies are here! The carnies are here!

Posted on August 21st, 2009 6 great comments. Room for one more!

The early bird gets the buck seventy-five deal :D

For cheapskates, spendthrifts, and watchapennies, today was the day to visit The Ex. Today was my day!

I think you may recall last Thursday when they were still setting up? Well, today was opening day:

get the elbows ready

There was just so much to do and see that a narrative of any kind would be foolhardy. I just kind of ricocheted back and forth along the CNE grounds until I was eventually spit out through the Prince’s Gates. Everything was there; the food, the rides … everything except the horses! *earnest disappointment* I had my lemonade all ready, and the horse pavilion certainly smelled like horses. But no horses. Equine-free. :(

Anyway, here’s some other fun stuff. I guess:

the first date ridethe one where the sick flies everywhereding ding and ding!just like animals; squirt em when they're misbehavingdid u c baby? not in stroller

I guess that’s why it’s cheapy day today. When you pay the regular fifteen dollar cover, you get horses. For sixty more you get Bill Clinton. I guess that’s fair; horses gotta eat too. Bill though, he’s milking it. Oh don’t get me wrong, I’d be doing exactly the same if I were in his shoes. Just saying s’all.

Well, tomorrow will no doubt be similar to today. It will involve a children’s birthday party. The kids I like. We communicate on a common level. It’s the stamina that kills me. They’re as fresh on their fiftieth “helicopter ride” as they are on their first. I put that into quotes because I want you to hold whatever vision of that that pops up in your imagination. Okay, now make it just a bit too dangerous; throw the kid up just a bit too high; spin them upside down for just a bit too long; include a ceiling fan, and why not the kitchen sink?

Kids love it.

Mostly I hate having to explain to the parents. Again.

I mean well. And the kids are always ecstatic just before the tears. Bah. They’re old enough to start going to amusement parks anyway.

6 Comments on “ The carnies are here! The carnies are here! ”

  • The Exaggerator
    August 22nd, 2009 12:05 pm

    I believe you were referring to the Prince's Gate, so named because of its dedication in 1927 by HRH The Prince of Wales (later to become King Edward VIII, and still later, HRH The Duke of Windsor) and HRH The Duke of York (later King George VI).

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  • Patrick
    August 23rd, 2009 1:03 pm

    Princess? Who wrote Princess? *nervous laugh* Thanks for the correction, Exaggerator.

  • Life Moto
    August 23rd, 2009 2:11 am

    Great fun you have here. beautiful pictures to. I miss Star city and enchanted kingdom in the Philippines!

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  • Grace
    August 24th, 2009 7:20 am

    Oh that looks like such a lot of fun. Eons ago when I was a kid in the Bronx there would be traveling carnivals that set up in vacant lots – no entrance fee but lots of rides and food and games…nothing so fancy as what you depict but it brought back memories…

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  • Barry Chappell
    August 24th, 2009 8:19 am

    I like your photography. Thanks for the CMF Ad on my website.

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  • UB
    September 6th, 2009 4:27 am

    Yes – great photography, what a lovely day aswell!!

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