Chucks and I took off for Columbia to the South Carolina State Fair Monday night.
The first sight you see is the Ferris Wheel and the Rocket.
Everyone meets at the Rocket.
Lost adults and kids are asked to go to the Rocket.
"Meet me at the Rocket" is a phrase most of us have known for decades.
The announcement that always gets a laugh is "Jane meet your husband at the Rocket".
Yes, you can find a wife or a husband at the Rocket!
Who needs computer dating services?
There is a Grandstand show broadcast throughout the fairgrounds.
Many smaller acts perform along the midway.
This is Marc Dobson and his son Cavin.
We really enjoyed their performance.
You can see him HERE.
It was eighty degrees so we first visited the exhibition halls where there was air conditioning.
The excitement builds once the sun sets and the neon glows.
The gondola crosses the fair from one end to the other.
The view from the gondola is quite spectacular.
Williams-Brice Stadium where the University of South Carolina Gamecocks play in the background. On Saturday there will be over 150,000 people in this area as a noon football game collides with Saturday at the fair.
The midways extend out in four directions.
Not too crowded on a Monday night.
Besides the gondola, we have to ride the Ferris Wheel.
It is my favorite ride.
Chucks wondering if he will ever set foot on terra firma again.
Numerous food stands.
I promise we only had lemonade.
Good-bye until next October!
Wish I had bought some vinegar fries!