But I have to say it is kind of neat having this fair (because as far as I can tell that is what Neewollah is, a giant fair with lots of food) only a couple of blocks away. it is a great distraction for my daughter, who is bouncing around the house with excitement over food, festivities and fun. She and I, with a friend, wandered around downtown before the fair started to scope out rides and vendors. Much to my surprise, and a little sadness, Sarah is tall enough for a good number of the rides this year. She took advantage of that and rode some high-speed, high rising rides later that evening (after Nathan joined us). We all rode the Ferris Wheel together, which is always one of my favorite things to do. I love to see the world from high places.
In addition, we spent money, ate, spent money, ate . . . (are you noticing a pattern here. Between the four of us (Myself, Sarah, Nathan, and our friend Dorienne) we managed to eat the following:
1 36 oz cup of lemonade (S & L)
1 bottle of homemade root beer (D)
1 caramel apple (D)
1 sampler platter of greek food with lamb, chicken and salad (N & L)
2 floofle (????) sandwiches, I know that’s not the correct word. It’s like a stuffed pastry. (S & D)
1 cinnamon roll (L, N, S & D)
Sarah and Dorienne also got their faces painted in an attempt to help some of the college students with their not-clearly planned fund-raiser. I mostly enjoyed walking around and people watching on a Wednesday evening, since the crowds haven’t grown to uncomfortable proportions yet.
After all that food, we went to a friend’s house to carve pumpkins, which was the most fun I thought.
All-in-all a decent day. Is Neewollah anything special? Well, it’s your typical fair, but that’s okay. It is an excuse to wander around in the beautiful fall weather, to treat yourself to food you would not normally eat, and to watch hundreds of people witnessing the same experience. It’s nice to hear music being sung outside (even if I have limited tolerance for Christian Rock or Country) and to see every shop loaded with non-Christmas decorations, some created by local school children.
We’ll see what happens next as parade craziness enters the picture.