Monday, July 27, 2009

Favorite Carnival Rides

My favorite carnival rides:
  1. The Tilt-A-Whirl
  2. The Octopus
  3. The Scrambler
I think I was a teenager the last time I rode any of these rides, but they brought me so much joy and excitement as a child I still get excited when I see one today!

1 comment:

  1. I was always a chicken about those rides - even as a kid. Nobody every called me daredevil, except in jest.

    But I LOVED the scrambler and felt ever so brave riding it; it was so thrilling to almost run into the other cars and the first time was always the best.

    I also rode the tilt-a-while, although I could get a bit naseous on it.

    As for the octopus - I rode it once (with Bev), began yelling and crying for the guy to stop the ride and let me off and he eventually did; it seemed it took him forever, but I am sure the other riders were quite annoyed with me.

    But my favorite ride was always the "up-and-down horses" - that's what I always called the carousel. I would pick the most beautiful horse on the ride and then run to it, sometimes having to settle for the second most beautiful horse, but that was OK.

    I was glad to see my granddaughter enjoying that ride. She's 18 months old and is fearless, so I am betting the charm of the up-and-down horses will wear off long before they did me, but I hope not. I'll have to tutor her on their magic.