September 14, 2006

Slide Slide Slippity-Slide

"Come along and ride on a fantastic voyage" yeah, I have that song stuck in my head right now looking at today's photo. It is a night shot at the Minnesota State Fair of the Giant Slide. This was always a childhood favorite growing up. I must say, I couldn't wait to take my two children on the slide when they were old enough. This slide was quite the attraction when it first opened up back in, I believe, the 1940's. Could be wrong on the build date, but it was some where around that time frame. You must walk all the way to the top of the slide using the stairs on the left hand side, while you carry a burlap sack up with you. There are microphones that pick up your screams, yells, laughter while you travel back down to the bottom. It's not to be missed.

The total attendance for the 2006 Minnesota Stair Fair was 1,680,579. Not a record setting year, but the numbers were up from 2005.


Anne said...

Wow those slides look fun!! Very colorful too!

Kate said...

This is a fun foto, and it ripples!!

Annie said...

Oh what fun memories your post evoked in me. When I was a child my parents would take me and my siblings to a fun house in Oklahoma City where we would spend what seemed like hours sliding on burlap bags on a slide like this one though less colorful. How's that for a long sentence!