On Sunday, we headed to the Maryland State Fair with best pal and her family, and another stitchy friend and her family. We checked out the craft exhibit, and let me tell you, we totally should be entering these things! Except don't stitch your piece on overdyed fabric; the judges did not favor that. They liked the pictures that were stitched entirely. They didn't seem to mind if you did a lousy job mounting your piece on sticky board though. (Ugh!)
On Monday, we continued the family tradition of going to Hershey Park. We paid full-price (we never do that!) so I calculated that I would have to ride more than 10 rides to get my money's worth. I rode the carousel (left and above), swings (twice) (below), Coal Cracker, Dry Gulch Railroad, Flying Falcon, Great Bear, The Howler, Tilt-a-Whirl, Pirate Ship (twice), and Trail Blazer. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. My developmentally delayed niece insisted on riding Great Bear, the first inverted looping coaster in Pennsylvania. She had just gone on a different rollercoaster, and I think she thought she was ready. When she got off, I asked if she liked it. "NO!" Poor thing. Her big sister, on the other hand, was perhaps too enamored of Storm Runner, which goes from 0 to 72 in two seconds. It only lasts 34 seconds. I say I can do anything for 45 seconds, but I may be overestimating because I cannot make myself go on that one! Great fun was had by all. I've been working on "Frost" (on the pumpkin); photos when we have a little sunshine!