Tuesday, September 4, 2007

The Zipper?







"Are you sure you want to ride the Zipper Ausha?"
"Yep Mom, I do"
"Well, your Dad is riding with you, not me..."
The Zipper is only the biggest, thrill ride at our County Fair. I'm not saying that's a lot...but if your "Almost 11!" -it is. I have only been on the thing a few times myself! (The picture of the "Zipper" has my Ausha in it somewhere!)

We spent the whole day (noon-10:30pm) at the County Fair. Does it say anything about us if I tell you we dragged the kids out of the fair grounds, just to sit in the air conditioned car and drink a beer? Well, we did. Thought we were pretty clever doing so too. Hey now...it was sooo hot and no beer garden in sight...what were we to do?.....

All in all we had a great time. A calf was born in the "Fair's Farm Petting Zoo". Not something you see everyday, that is if you're city folk -as we currently are. The kids each milked a cow, saw lots of animals, found their school artwork in the "School Days" building, and rode plenty of rides. We told the kids they could eat beef "just today" so they could have a corn dog -nope, I didn't get one. Our family picture was taken in the "Old Time Picture Booth" -always fun. We enjoyed the rodeo and left the fair when Roxie had an accident in one of the rides...The carney was a very nice lady, with very few teeth, who said "Don't worry 'bout it Honey, I'll clean it up"
Thank you...Oh dear...it's time to leave NOW!

We survived and in the process, remembered why we only go every 4-5 years.......

I wish I had jotted down the name of the "Old Time Picture" couple. Very nice people and a great service. I can say they claim to be "The Best in the West" Thank you for the great photo!

1 comment:

creme brulee said...

Hi Myshell,

You ask, "Does it say anything about us if I tell you we dragged the kids out of the fair grounds, just to sit in the air conditioned car and drink a beer?"

Answer; Yes. Thumbs up to that.

I no sooner had stepped off my bike at Pancake Bay (on Lake Superior, to join my neighbours for one night of camping during my recent motorcycle trip) when I was handed a cold can of Guinness, one of my favourite Irish ales.

It made the day more worthwhile than it already was.

I say, Cheers!