We wait all year for the golden sun to shine upon us, and for those bright blue skies to push aside the dark ones. Another week has flown by, and summer is surely slipping by. This is all happening a little too quickly for my liking. I just want to soak this all up.
A few threats of thunderstorms have given us no such thing but beautiful paintings in the skies above.
Smack dab in the middle of July brings us the County Fair. Always seems to fall in one of the hottest weeks of the year. Although this Fair pleases many, and leaves kids with fond memories, it doesn’t touch on the memories I have of the County Fair where I grew up. The good ole' Los Angeles County Fair. Walking the black pavement seemed endless back then, and cotton candy was always the first thing to check off my list. It’s all about the bright lights, the cranking of the neck to see if you can see the top of the Ferris wheel, to the slimy lookin' Carnies begging for dollars for no other reason than to pop their balloons.
I visited the Fair this year with the sister, and as lovely as it was, this fair just doesn’t do it for me. It’s about 1/10th the size of the Fair I am accustomed to, but none the less we got the bright lights and cotton candy too. Oh and those slimy Carnie's ... they're still around.
Along with the fair comes the lineup of performers who will sing for us. I was thrilled to see that one of them was one of my all time favorite performers. A huge country fan I am not, but I have my chosen favorites. Back in the day, I can remember Christmas morning when I ripped open the cassette of this performer. Yes, I said cassette :) Along with the cassette came my first purple tape player. I was so cool, or so I thought. My childhood bestie Jenny and I, would rock out to this music. And I'm sure we ran that cassette dry over and over again.
The Judds are no more, but getting front row seats to see Wynonna was awesome.
And even better was hearing her perform some songs that she did with her Mom back when they were known as The Judds. Some songs I haven't heard in years, but the words just came back to me, 20+ years later.
Listening to her took me back to my childhood days where Jenny and I would waste hours of hours of time, with this music always in the background.
A fun night was had.
Hope this summer takes you back to the County Fair.
Soak it in, grab that wispy cotton candy, people watch
and I dare ya to catch a glipse of the top of the Ferris wheel!