Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Fair and Fun Day!

One of my favorite events of the summer is the Shenandoah County Fair. We took our little granddaughter today and had loads of fun!

First stop: the petting zoo to make new friends -- a handful of food helps

Next stop -- the camel ring for a ride on a very tall and handsome bactrian camel (two humps).

Then we went to the animal barns to see the cows, sheep, goats, and "pink piggies," M's favorites. She got to see quite a few since the mama pig had ten little piglets, all pink.
I enjoyed seeing the cows lined up at the outside shower waiting for their turn to be beautified for the judging.

We checked out the arena, but no judging was going on so we took a lunch break before the midway opened.

Ice cream for dessert -- best buy at the fair -- $1 for one huge scoop and $1.50 for two.

Lunch over, time for the highlight of every fair -- the Midway.

We were in line for tickets when a kind man came and gave us a bunch so we didn't have to buy any. It was enough for M. to have six rides including one with me on the ferris wheel. Her favorite was the swing so she did it twice.

We took a ride break to see the exhibits and the prize winners. My favorite was the second prize cake in the youth division. The kids' cakes were better than the adults.

We were hot and tired after a few more rides, so we left and came home to take a dip in the pool -- a great end to a fun day.

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