Sunday, September 1, 2013

PNE 2013

The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) was pretty neat this year. It's been interesting growing up with it every year. We used to go when I was little...went on a few rides, then had to waddle around behind mom and dad in the pavilion where they had stands of things to sell....begging to leave. Then I went there a lot in my teens to go on all the rides over and over and over...I must have been on the wooden roller coaster 400 times, the big swing about the same. It had nothing to do with the fact that we were in love with the ride attendants. Ahh the good ol' days.I even remember the song Round And Round by Ratt, that played constantly on the spinning barf-producing merry go round thing. I forget the name. The Pirate and Tilt-a-whirl were also favourites! Then there was a time of many years where I didn't go. Not sure why really, but it wasn't something that interested me. Now, my boys have been a couple times...the kind of enjoyed it....but I know they felt the same as me when I had to follow my parents around the pavillions. Will see what the next few years brings us. This photo shows how busy it gets still, with a vast array of color, culture, and chaos. What a diverse city we live in.

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