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I always loved going to the State Fair of WV. This was something we did every year when I was young and I had so much fun the previous year that I knew I’d go again in 2007. With the addition of some new rides, including a new coaster to add to my track record, I decided I would meet my parents there on the last day of the fair since they would be going up the day before and camping at the fair grounds. I’m not a huge fan of camping, and haven’t camped at the State Fair since I was very small, so I stayed home and on Saturday morning got up and drove to Fairlea.
The drive was just under 2 hours and the weather was beautiful. The skys were clear, it wasn’t too hot, and the humidity, which has been a problem the weeks prior to the fair, was low. When I finally saw the skyline of the midway I was excited when I saw that one of my favorite rides the Freak Out there even though it wasn’t on the schedule. Then I saw another new ride, a Chance drop tower, that was also not scheduled to be there. Once I arrived, I pulled into the Fair’s parking lot and met my mom, dad, and sister, then we rode back to the camping area where they had their tents set up. Mom and Dad were going to use my Xterra to pack up most of their stuff, so I headed over to the gate to meet up with my brother in law, my niece, and my nephew.
After getting to the gate I paid the $10 to enter and headed over the bridge to the fairgrounds. I met up with Johnny and the kids at the bottom of the bridge, paid for my Ride Till 5 bracelet, and we headed to our first ride, a new coaster.