whatsgoingonIt was the first day of Oktoberfest and a crystal clear, beautiful fall day it was. It seemed that nearly all of the townspeople showed up for the festivities. There were hot air balloon, helicopter, and train rides. People were swimming and boating on the river, the circus was in town, and all of the restaurants and hotels were full of revelers. People from all around the area were out in droves. Some were parading around, visiting the sites, singing, and dancing. Others were playing tennis, golf, hiking, and even rock climbing. tourists were taking photographs and buying trinkets and souvenirs. There were lots of fun and games. And, of course, plenty of beer with which to celebrate this year’s Oktoberfest. It was shaping up to the best one ever!

I’ve been tagged by Nova, over at My Namastè 365 Online, for this challenge. It’s her brainstorm and she calls it “Imagination Plantation.” Nova presents us with a picture she found on Pinterest and asks us to write a short paragraph about what’s happening in the picture. Then she wants us to create a pingback to her post and tag three other bloggers to do the same. She wants to see how many stories can come from this one picture.

So I’m going to tag:

Of course, participation is optional, but if you have the time and inclination, it could be fun.

The Holiday Fair

69FC55F6-E31F-4737-B6FE-947369D47BDAWe have this annual tradition in our family. I’ll admit that it’s a bit of an indulgence, but our town holds a holiday fair each year, and on the day after Christmas, we all go there, let loose, and have so much fun.

They have amateur boxing matches. There are caricature artists sketching imaginatively drawn portraits of all of us. All kinds of craft booths dot the fairgrounds, and there’s plenty of great food, fun rides, and games of skill. And so much beer!

Of course, once we come home after a day of revelry, we realize that some of us may have gone a little overboard, eating, drinking, and playing to excess. And then we must confront our stuffed bellies, sore muscles, aches and pains, and the inevitable hangover we’ll have tomorrow.

But it’s all worth it.

Written for these one-word prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (tradition), Your Daily Word Prompt (indulgence), Word of the Day Challenge (boxing), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (caricature), Nova’s Daily Random Word (imaginatively), and Scott’s Daily Prompt (confront).