Photo of a carnival at night; shops, amusements, and rides are brightly lit
Photo by Denisse Leon on Unsplash

I once took an opportunity to join the carnival. I had the chance to travel to Newport News and Colonial Heights, Virginia, and a couple of parts in Pennsylvania. It was fun to see different things in other states. We would stay in a location for two weeks before traveling somewhere different. I did games where I exchanged bills into quarters for something similar to a slot machine. It was me and my ex-husband on the road in a tent. The ride jocks put the rides together and put the lights and bolts on rides. I just wanted to get off the street and do something different.