Yinz Ready for This?
Day 1: Driving at Night/State Fair
I was driving at night in the cool of the night, getting ever farther from home. Soon it would be light, shining ever so bright, shining on the capitol dome. Which means I was practically there at the Kentucky Fair! Haven’t had this feeling all year! It was just past the bend, past the very next bend, yes the very last bend! I got the old jalopy in gear.
I’m here! I’m here! I’m here! I’m here! I’m here!
This was my first trip to the Kentucky State Fair, and I’ll bet dollars to donuts it’s the best state fair in this state. It was huge! I had been to Kentucky Kingdom a couple of years ago, but since the time I could get off work just happened to coincide with the fair dates, I decided to make it happen. I was not disappointed in the fair itself, and it served as a great first day to a fantastic road trip, with some new parks, some old favourites, and some good times seeing the sights in between park days.
I Rode a few things at the fair, not any of the coasters, as they were all for children, but they had some good flats, including two Ali Babas, two Claws, and two Himalayas. In fact, they had two of almost all the flats, which made for some short lines.
Just before 4, I headed over to Kentucky Kingdom, and pulled up their website to do some last minute planning. And they were closed for weather. Now, it had stopped raining about 1:30 that afternoon, no other storms in the forecast. Kentucky Kingdom was scheduled to be open 4-9, so they totally had time to get it all ready, but they chose to close the park for the whole day. Disappointing, but I get it. There probably wouldn't have been too many people in the park that day, so they likely would have lost money. But it didn't have anything to do with weather, that was for sure.
So a slightly disappointing first day of the trip, but nevertheless I made my own fun. Rain would threaten for most of this trip, which would make for an amazing time, starting the very next day at Kings Island.