Monday, September 1, 2008

ONLY FOUR MORE DAYS.....

......until one of my favorite events begins.  The Puyallup Fair starts this Friday and runs thru 10pm Sunday September 21st.  I don't know which day we're going...since I've retired we just go when we feel like it and depending on the weather in the morning.  I know that this year there will only be one trip out there...what with my sore knee and trying to save $$ for the upcoming vacation...one trip will be enough. 

I have not missed a Fair since I was a little kid.  Even pregnancy and a new baby didn't keep me away.   When I was in high school, we'd report to our home rooms, attendance would be taken, they'd hand out our free tickets and then we'd be loaded on our regular school bus and taken to the Fair.   At a certain time, we'd go back to where the busses were parked, climb on and they'd take us home, along the regular route.

See the web site video for this years Puyallup Fair.  Y'all Come !!

http://www.thefair.com/puyallup-fair/fair-experience/video.php

One of the old Fair pictures from my high school days.

By the way, for those of you new to my journal;

Puyallup, is a lovely little town very near to me, about a 15 minute drive~it's a farming community known for the growing of tulips & daffodils, among many other crops.  Puyallup was named after the Puyallup Tribe and means "the generous people."  It's pronounced; Pew-all-up

 

23 comments:

robinngabster said...

Does this mean a hot fresh scone is in your near future?

lsfp1960 said...

You bet your bippy Mrs. Robin !!!!!

jjdolfin9 said...

I wanna go too.  Sounds like so much fun.  We will be having Oktoberfest here in October (of course) and I can look forward to that.  Come on down if you have time.
Hugs, Joyce

swmpgrly said...

sounds like fun...I love faires

luvrte66 said...

Linda, enjoy yourself! Sounds like it will be a great time, and I can tell you're going to enjoy it to its fullest!

All my best,
Beth

linnpooh said...

OMG, I LOVE the picture!!!! You are going to have a ball, I kist love going to things like that.  After you finish the scone you told Robin you'll eat.....have a funnel cake for me :)

Pooh Hugs,
Linda

buckoclown said...

Keep us posted on the countdown to the fair, and especially details and pictures :o)

lv2trnscrb said...

loved the picture, Linda! I'm sure there are lots of great memories of the fair from your previous years there!! enjoy whatever day you go; I love the fair; the sites; the smells; the food, (especially the food LOL)

betty

garnett109 said...

We have what's called the Bloomsburg fair here.
Enjoy your day

mariealicejoan said...

Oh, I can't wait to see your entry on the fair Linda!  I love your entries on the Puyallup fair!  They're always a lot of fun to read!
Marie
http://ayearatoakcottage.blogspot.com/

jeadie05 said...

Gosh is it that time again ,I love to hear about your visits and see all your pictures ..love Jan xx

cdj0423 said...

cant wait to hear about your visit....
cindi

carouselqueen70 said...

I hope you have fun. Local fairs are always so much fun.Let us know all about it.  ...hugs, Christine

oddb0dkins said...

Hope you enjoy the fair.

B. x

chefljj said...

Hi Linda,

Sure wish I was there to take in the Fair....We had looked at coming there with our concession years ago...

Blessings,

Lori  (Alberta)

nanmm11 said...

Yes tis the season for the fairs and harvest's bounties! We too have been going to the same fair for many years and my in-laws used to work the fairs with two stands of their own, "sunday ice-cream on a stick" and "hot dogs wrapped in bacon". Ahh the good ole days,lol, they've since passed years ago but we still go to one of them that bring back many memories in Deerfield fair in N.H.
Nancy

mleppard06 said...

have fun at the fair, take care mrs t xx

wwfbison said...

I enjoyed the commercial ~ sure looks like alot of fun.  Our fair (York Fair) starts this weekend too.  I know we'll go again since we had such a great time last year.  I can't believe a year has gone by, it seems like yesterday.
Lisa

jimsulliv3 said...

Neat picture ! You are correct in identifying Puyallup tribe in that area, but the actuality of it is even deeper.

It seems that there is a tribe of indians from Miami known as the Hellarwies, (pronounced hell-are-wies) and not to be confused with the more infamous, once lost tribe, aptly named the Fucarwies.

The Hellarwies are a splinter group from the Fucarwies who formed their tribe when the group became lost and one indian said to the other, "Where the hell are we?" Thusly, the tribal name came into existence.

The Hellarwies went to visit the Puyallup tribe (who had not yet decided on their tribal name) and entered the village only to find it deserted. A short search quickly found that the entire tribe had been swallowed up by a large sinkhole.

The Hellarwie chief, Two Dogs Humping, looked into the sinkhole and said, "We're going to pull y'all up," and that's how the tribe got its name.The pronunciation was later changed to Pew-all-up due to the embarrassing circumstance from whence the name cometh.

Jimmy

lsfp1960 said...

Leave it to Jimmy to explain things for the rest of us. LOL!!
Linda

sdoscher458 said...

Oh have loads of fun dear. I love fairs, especially state fairs...I know it can take a toll on your legs with all the walking so try to pace yourself. I used to love to just walk but I have to watch too because of my lower back. Be well, love, Sandi

dbp2000 said...

Have fun at the fair!  I remembered, once I read this, about how we used to get a free pass to the fair as well here in Texas.  Thanks for the memory job.

Donna

fowfies said...

Love the picture from the fair from days gone by. :) I love fairs, so much. I understand about a bum knee. My bones tend to wear out faster than they used to so we try to get a jump on the day before I wear down. The kids from schools all around come to the one here during the week, but they come early and are gone by lunchtime so it is not too bad. Kelly