Michael's been talking about going to this carnival ever since he found out it was coming to town.
I was... less than excited. It's summer! It's hot! Carnival rides are gross! The heat! The people! But, you know, I do recall some fond memories of a carnival that used to set up shop in the parking lot of our local strip mall when I was a kid so... why not. We went on the first night. Unlimited rides were $20 (we had a coupon) and there were very few people there so no wait time, at all. It was awesome.
Michael likes the rides that drop, like roller coasters, I like the rides that spin, like this thing:
It was a lot of fun, definitely my favorite ride. We definitely made full use of our $20 unlimited ride pass. Michael probably got in about $50 worth of rides.
Now, I don't even like touching door handles with my bare hands and I always wash my hands after tying my shoelaces, yeah, I'm one of those people. Carnival rides are probably unimaginably gross. All those portta pottied hands grabbing the bars, people barfing, kids peeing... no doubt all the rides are just covered in fecal matter and worse. Surprisingly though, it didn't bother me, not at all! I was actually normal that night, it felt good.
We had the obligatory funnel cake.
Very pricey at $6 and most definitely not worth that price except for the fact that we're at a carnival and that's kind of what you do when you're at a carnival. Jamie mentioned something about a fried Oreos and I thought she was kidding but no, they really have those!
Look, a handicap portta potty! I've never seen one of those before.
I made sure to use the facilities at the mall before coming so the use of a porta potty was not needed.
We ended the day with the cliched ride on the ferris wheel.
Oooh, you can see the Blue Ridge Mountain from here!
After the carnival we were still hungry so we stopped by Vapiano and had a salad (we wanted something light after eating that funnel cake and going on some spinny, spinny rides).
$2.50 extra for chicken and that's all the chicken I get? Rip off!