On Monday, our daughter Faith and I went to the Big-E, the Great New England Fair, as it’s promoted. We have been going to the Big-E, most years, since Faith was a little girl. I remember leaving work early, picking her up at school and heading north for a few hours on a weeknight. Attending the Big-E on a Friday night or a weekend is not something we do – it’s simply too crowded.
We park in the large main lot and enter the fair a Gate No. 9. We walk the fair along a routine path. This year, I had to laugh when I realized how Faith’s landmark questions have changed over the years. I remember a much younger Faith asking about riding the famous big slide, the top of which is visible from the parking lot. Times have changed, but apparently, we still take note of landmarks.
The first place we stop is “Tots-a-Lot” for a paper tray of tater-tots. We walk from there around the west edge of the fair generally in the direction of the State Buildings (each New England state maintains a building on the fairgrounds where officials, company representatives and vendors from the state have booths). On the way, Faith looked up, spied the top of a large tent, and asked,
“Is that the Bloody Mary tent?”
It wasn’t, but the bar that serves very good Bloody Marys is next to that tent so, close enough to serve as a landmark. A small (20oz) Bloody Mary is a nice way to start enjoying the fair. If you’re so inclined, 32oz large ones are available.
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