My parents are big fans of the fair, and my favorite memory is going down the giant slide with my brother Paul. The year we tried the slide, my Dad decided to go with us. To show us the ropes, as it were.
For most kids, it's a nice, meandering ride down a huge yellow track, while sitting on an old gunny sack. Given the fact that my Dad was probably 150-200 pounds heavier than us, his ride was anything but meandering.
Mom was watching from the bottom, and wondering the same thing.
"DAD! Are you all right?"
Mom and Dad-MN State Fair 2011