May 9, 2009

Death-defying fun (if you're over 48" tall...)

Kids of all sizes -- well, at least 48" tall for the good stuff -- were having a wonderful time Saturday at Regency Mall, where a fantastic carnival set up shop for the weekend.

Oh, there were the usual carny games of "skill" -- break so many balloons and win a cheesy prize kind of thing. But the midway was not the place to be; the real excitement was on the death-defying rides like the Cliff Hanger and Pharaoh's Fury and the horrifying Freak Out, which swung its standing riders in a huge arc that left them everything but upright. Luckily, they were too high for those of us on the ground to hear their screams.

The carnival continues on Sunday, until about 6 p.m.

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