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Lets go to the Ex

August 26, 2011

If you’re from Canada then you’ve at least heard of The Canadian National Exhibition.  The CNE or the Ex like we Torontonians like to call it.

I have many childhood memories of pogo sticks but especially bags of dubble bubble for $1.

I pride myself on the fact that I could chew 5 pieces at once!  Does anyone remember the comic strips inside the wrapper?

I would then take these little comics and transfer them onto silly putty.

I feel like I’m aging myself here but don’t you all take the comic strips out of your dubble bubble and make pretty pictures with your silly putty?

Ok so maybe these are only my memories 🙂   Everyone remembers the rides though right?

I used to love spinning in circles at a 100 mph for no reason at all.

Now…I just don’t get it.

The ferris wheel I get.  Soft music, a chat with your fellow riders and a beautiful view.

Alex apparently had a different experience sitting across from us.

The excited continued at the Haunted house.   I’m hoping she looks into the drama club this year.

Do you visit your local amusement park each year or skip it?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 27, 2011 8:54 am

    do you know that last years post of the ex was also about double bubble? At first I thought you were recycling lol. Looks like the girls had fun – even Alex!

  2. MOM permalink
    August 29, 2011 10:07 am

    I believe the Ex turned into a big shopping Mall now. Polly and I went and walked around for a few hours. I could have done all my shopping while I was there. What happened to all the cooking shows and free food. And demos. Poor kids are being ripped off. All the fun is gone.

    • August 30, 2011 9:19 pm

      I agree. It used to be you could find unique sellers and now it’s just cheap crap. We saw a fight between a game worker and man which was also nice for the kids to see 😦 Too bad because I loved the EX

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