07/09/2015 2:16PM

Hovdey: The next thrill ride comes on horseback

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The carnival had ended, but the memory lingered on. Roustabouts were busy tearing down tented pavilions and dismantling the Grand Wheel, G-Force, and Alien Abduction. Maintenance crews cleaned up after all manner of domestic livestock. The exotic food trucks had packed and were off down the road, taking with them the heady flavors of Australian Battered Potatoes, Chicken Charlie’s Deep-Fried Snickers, and a personal favorite, Everything Cheese.