It’s that time of year again… the fair. It happened twice this year because of the Elkhart County fair we went to in late July. The girls were pumped for rides this year! They went Saturday (while we were at the Indians’ game) with Grandma. She wanted to see Sam and Lilli show their goats, so the girls joined her. They were there pretty much all day. They scouted out the produce, the art work, the animal barns, the tents selling stuff, the rides (did the Ferris wheel), the food, and more.
When we went on Sunday, they had things in mind they wanted to do and show us. First up: the BIG PIG. It truly lived up to its name!
We hit the rides first thinking there might be less lines early in the day. We predicted well and had almost no lines at any ride. (We realized later that day or the next the reason our lines were so short was probably because one of the kiddie rides had broken while children were on it the day before; made people a little hesitant…) We stayed in kiddie land most of the 2ish hours of rides. They did the carousel, the frogger (always a hit), dragon wagon (lots of times), kangaroo, helicopter, swings (also a favorite), motorcycles, and probably something I am forgetting.
Madison also tried out the Indiana Jones Obstacle Course. She had fun.
Then, we hit the BIG rides. I went with them on the first one (don’t know the name).
Jeremy went with them on Pharoah’s fury.
They LOVED them and came off smiling. Ellie gripped the bar pretty tightly. Truth be told, so did Jeremy and I!!
We also visited the produce, saw Madison’s artwork displayed (right side pic of circles and left side shape picture behind her),
It was a good year with good memories. Jeremy and I both decided while we have little love for the rides and the cost of the bracelet, it is worth it just watching the girls’ expressions of joy while riding them. The weather this year was perfect, and no one was grouchy. Can’t wait til next year!