The Lope: 2009 Kansas State Fair Begins

Saturday, September 12, 2009

2009 Kansas State Fair Begins

The 2009 Kansas State Fair started Friday and I'm stuck out of town at business meetings.

Right now I want a Pronto Pup with an unholy passion.

And roasted corn. Never mind that I have sweet corn at home growing in my back yard. I want their corn, and I want it on a stick.

Which of two precious demons did the WCTU visit upon us this year? Maybe you already know. I can't wait to find out.

What rides will there be this year that don't make me puke, yet provide a thrill for some rough semblance of value per dollar?

Did Ron Diamond bring the Hypno-Monkey?

What cool gizmo will offer the best photo-op?

What creature will remind me most of a Dr Seuss creation given life?

Will people dance in the artificial rain?

When comes the storm?

What waits around the curve this year in the dank, dark tunnels of Ye Old Mill? And will those guys with the flashlights be as vigilant?

The 4-H kids usually have a few fossils worthy of a museum. What will they be this year?

Which kiddie ride will look the most like something I'd want to strap on a car roof and run in a parade?

What domesticated animal will look the most like Phyllis Diller?

What freebie will be the most useful...

...and the least useful (but something I end up taking home nevertheless)?

What time-tested novelty will arise again?

And what miracle product will look the weirdest to use?

Who'll be incarcerated? Actually, I know that one. Nobody will. I hear the jail cell has been removed from the Department of Corrections building.

Of course, Kathleen Sebelius won't be there this year.

But still, I'm looking forward to banquets on a stick, rocks, bugs, the train, Ye Old Mill, the WCTU "little man", Heart belting out Led Zeppelin, ice cream under the grandstands, and - most of all - long walks with friends through thick slices of Americana.


Blogger Vintage Roadside said...

Anytime you can add pronto pups to a day you've got a winner! Looking forward to seeing and hearing about your visit to the fair.

Mon Sep 14, 09:42:00 PM  

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