The Champlain Valley Fair is in town this week and typically that means that summer is coming to a close. School is back in session and the weather is soon to start being a bit cooler. I havent been to the fair this year, and most likely wont make the event due to my schedule much to my chagrin. I have always liked taking the kids to the fair, not because it offers a huge assortment of rides but because it always brings back the memories of being a kid and feeling like a kid. All the vendors, the smell of onion rings and French frys wafting through the air. All the laughter, and screams of excitement from the kids. Even on a small scale it is worth experiencing. After all, isnt that what it is all about.