The fair is becoming a tradition in our home. While we went to the fair every year, I don’t remember it being a big deal growing up. We never showed animals or spent much time there. There were four of us kids, and the fair – let’s be honest – is not cheap once in the gate. (The admission is cheap at $3!) Our girls are enjoying some of the free stuff – animal barns and other buildings, But they are also really starting to enjoy the rides. We did not splurge on the unlimited wristband this year, but I foresee that happening in the very near future. Instead they rode two rides on Sunday when we went as a family and two more rides on Monday when I took them while Jeremy worked. As Madison pointed out, that was FOUR rides! So, here is a recap in pictures:
The animals… The girls (particularly Ellie) were much braver this year about get up close and personal with the animals. It was cool to watch them interacting and feeling the differences between the animal coats.
Rides, Day 1… Madison conquered the Wave Runner and the Motorcycles
Ellie conquered the Ferris Wheel and the Carousel
Rides, Day 2… Madison rode the Dragon Wagon and the Carousel
Ellie rode the Cars and the Crazy Bus
On Monday, we watched Triway band perform because Jeremy’s cousin was performing (and they played late enough we made it in time); she is the girl with the bass drum.
Finally, on Tuesday night, Jeremy and I worked checking passes and stamps at the Exhibitors’ Gate; it is a fundraiser for the SYF. Jennifer and Arturo graciously agreed to watch the girls while we did this AND spent some time on a fair date. We finished our job at 7:30, grabbed some food, and headed to get tickets for the Clint Black concert. At the ticket booth doors, a lady Jeremy knew from high school sold us her extra tickets – $10 for TWO tickets… it was a ridiculously low price considering they were about $20-25 each. We actually offered her more, but she refused, and we relished the cheap date night we had just acquired! The concert was fun. I hadn’t listened to much Clint Black since high school since they rarely play him on the radio anymore. I enjoy his music and didn’t realize how many hits he had.
I think we are done with fair week, although there are two days left. I have been there Saturday (working the ticket gate), Sunday (as a family), Monday (with the girls), and Tuesday (work and fun). It is enough for me. Until next year….