the county fair

Posted on August 17th, 2014 by mountain girl  |  9 Comments »

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Our tiny county held a county fair this weekend.  We went–our first time there–and milked it for all it was worth.  It took three hours to see and do just about everything.  Zia and I did the bungee trampolines and rode the mechanical bull.  She did great on the bull, but I lost contact after about 3 seconds.  Of course, they were merciless with me and turned it up full tilt.  I also practiced on a slack line for the first time, and it was really fun.  I fell off more than I stayed on, but I still loved it.

Caleb was more into the Corsair fighter plane and the fire engines than the thrilling joy rides that Zia and I liked.  We all got to ride together in a fire truck and the fireman who drove showed us the control panel and even sprayed some water from the front of the truck for us.  The county has 5 brand-new fire trucks–3 engines and 2 tenders (water trucks).  The tenders cost the county $275,000 each, and the engines were around $300, 000 each.  If my math is right, that’s one and a half million dollars–for about a dozen fires a year!  Not that I’m complaining, of course. 🙂  They are quite fancy and very user-friendly, and a single volunteer fireman can douse a fire alone from the driver’s seat of the tender we rode in.

There were free pony rides and a petting zoo with a super cute tiny baby donkey.  Zia played all the games she could and won some prizes.  Caleb got a soda that smelled like root beer and tasted like black water, poor dude.  I found a man selling handmade copper earrings and bought two pairs–they are so pretty and just my style.  Cash was really courageous and tried some things that I know were hard for him–he gripped my arm as soon as his pony started moving, and I walked beside him with his body pressed against me for the whole ride, but he never asked to get off.  He went in a tiny bouncy house and sat on all fours holding the floor tightly as Zia bounced it gently.  He is so proud of himself when he tries something new and brave–and of course I’m just as proud of him.  He did freak out a little when I went flying into the wild blue yonder on the bungee, but Caleb held him and he got over it by looking the other way, haha.

After our three hours at the fair, we came home and then walked down to play at the park.  After we walked back home and had some dinner, the kids had bathies, teeth were brushed and flossed, dishes washed and put away, laundry washed and hung up to dry, things in order to leave for church in the morning, and we cozied up to read Gentle Ben.  One more day without our Dadda–but also one more day closer to his return. 🙂

9 Responses to “the county fair”

  1. Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom says on :

    Oh wow! What a fun and action-packed day! Great pictures too!

    We just went to our first fair last weekend! It was so much fun.

    Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a lovely week.
    xoxo

  2. Your Lion says on :

    Looks like a great time was had. My boy and girl on horsies look so big. Smelled like root beer but tasted like black water… Blech. Yes one more day closer, I’m counting then down! Schmoochies and huge hugs /:0)

  3. Your Lion says on :

    Oh and you look awesome on the bungee hehehe

  4. GRANNY says on :

    THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR DAY. SEEMS LIKE A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL. YOU LOOK LIKE YOU ARE HAVING A BALL ON THE BUNGIE. I WAS ALWAYS TOO CHICHEN TO GET ON IT LOL. ENJOY THEM WHILE YOU CAN. THEY GROW SOOO FAST. LOVE U GUYS

  5. Chrisy@GoodNorthCoastLife says on :

    Hi stranger 🙂 such lovely photos from the fair. You look like you’re having a ball!
    Love that one of you on the bungee … was half expecting you to have your cowgirl boots on. 😉

  6. Mom & Dad says on :

    Hi honeeee….. Looks like you all had a great time :). You look great on the binge :). Our grand babies are beautiful and they are growing so big 🙂 luv u /mom

  7. Mom & Dad says on :

    Ooooops Binge??? And I thought I spelled it right :(. BUNGEE. Hee hee /mom

  8. Mimi says on :

    Definitely enlarge and frame the bungee pic!haha! I love all the pics…the kids look so good and happily occupied while Dadda is away!

  9. mountain girl says on :

    Yes, the bungee was so fun–my cheeks hurt from smiling the whole time! And Chrisy, I did have my cowboy boots with me, but had to go barefoot on the bungee. Wouldn’t want to poke holes in their trampoline. 🙂

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