Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree (Take 2)

Today ended a week-long visit of my two granddaughters and their mom  (#1 daughter) and dad. While the parents packed the car (of mostly preschool paraphernalia), I had the opportunity to meander around the yard with the 15-month old granddaughter, examining flowers and crab apple tree fruit. Some final “carefree” moments before getting back into our normal routine.Carefreehttp://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/photo-challenge-carefree/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree

Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree by Sheri on August 16, 2013

In a new post specifically for this challenge, share a photo that means CAREFREE to you!

Having gone to the Iowa State Fair twice this past week, I would have to say that it is the epitome of the word “carefree.” This eleven-day event in August typically draws about a million visitors, who meander through the displays of 4-H (Head, Heart, Hands, Health) and FFA (Future Farmers of America) projects*, eat food on a stick, wait in line to see the Butter Cow, spend time on the midway rides or take a leisurely trip from one side of the fair to the other on the Sky Glider. There is no better way to end summer in Iowa than to attend the Iowa State Fair.

Sky Glider

Sky Glider at the Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, Iowa, USA

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*I must say that for many fair attendees, it is anything but “carefree.” For example, the youth, who take part in 4-H and FFA, spend many hours in preparation for almost the entire year for the honor of showing a project or livestock at the Iowa State Fair. Their dedication is admirable!