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Carnivals are great fun...or are they?

Yesterday we went to a local carnival.

It is amazing the rides people will do for a thrill.

Funny thing is that people are screaming on these rides and then do it again!




Here some young kids are enjoying a ride that is much more my speed.

I must be getting old or something!!!

Comment balloon 21 commentsWilliam Feela • July 24 2017 01:31AM


The State Fair is in full swing here this week William Feela .  I used to spend hours on the rides but these days two or three is more than enough.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) over 2 years ago

I loved the rides as a kid. Now as an adult, not so much.  I have yet to let my kids do any carnival rides at the fair.  Fair begins this week here. -Kasey

Posted by Kasey & John Boles, Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties (Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com) over 2 years ago

My husband has a paranoia of the swing ride so often offered at carnivals, William Feela .  For me, the scarier the better!

Posted by Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon (Bend Premier Real Estate) over 2 years ago

I've given up the rides for fair food, which I absolutely love to eat William Feela.  Fried dough, kielbasa and italian sausage subs with greasy onions and peppers.  Yum Scrum.  At the Sandwich, NH, Columbus Day weekend fair, there's a vendor who does BBQ'd turkey legs and a few others who fry up bloomin' onions.  Who needs rides when you have pretty good stuff to eat with a cola?  

Posted by Randy Hilman, Associate Broker, What Matters to You, Means Everything to Me! (Randy Hilman Homes) over 2 years ago

I haven't been to a carnival in SO many years. We used to have one in town every year during the Loggers Celebration, but somewhere along the line the City decided we didn't need it any more.

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) over 2 years ago

I have not been to a carnival in years. I was never fond of the rides. I used to go for the food.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 2 years ago

Good morning William.  It has been a few years since I've been to a carnival.  I suspect it will be a few more before I go again

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) over 2 years ago

William Feela How I long to be a young boy again to enjoy the thrills of carnivals and the sick stomach after riding the Teacups!

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc.) over 2 years ago

Like you, William, I don't feel like going on rides where people are screaming.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 2 years ago

William, I used to ride when I was young, not so much anymore as I age.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 2 years ago

Good morning William. You're not old, just discerning. Terrific pictures.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 2 years ago

The fair is a great time for the kids especially.

Myself i like to keep my feet on the ground.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 2 years ago

The thrills & chills I enjoyed in my childhood has given way to caution & a heating pad for my tired muscles. Getting old SUX 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 2 years ago

William, anything that is a carnival ride is not for me--I turned a lovely shade of green as a child and still get virtually nauseous at the very idea. That would be right up there with swimming with sharks. 


Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) over 2 years ago

Hi William

There are definitely some rides out there that I wouldn't get near. But I do enjoy a good roller coaster, as long at it doesn't go upside down!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) over 2 years ago

Thanks for sharing your experience. You should try all of the rides. 

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 2 years ago

I am sorry to say I have never been a big fan of roadside carnivals or parking lot carnivals. It just doesn't look safe to me William Feela 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington) over 2 years ago

HI William,

I have great memories of thrill rides and that is good enough for me! Ha Ha!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 2 years ago


Carnivals are fun events for that family.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 2 years ago

Plenty of things to do at the fair not involving the rides, never did enjoy them, but did enjoy the displays, races and concerts.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 2 years ago

Our county fair is underway.  Our youngest son went after work Thursday; arrived home just before midnight.  With a smile, he said he went on the Gravitron, then threw up.  Left me wondering if it was a good ride or not.  Next morning he told us he went back on it multiple times.  Must have been a good ride.

Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) over 2 years ago