We made it to the state fair this year and had a wonderful time! Luke took off of work so we could go during the week – definitely the way to go if you can. No lines for anything and we could get up close and personal with farm animals and produce (not that we don’t do this regularly as it is, but these were PRIZE winning animals and produce). Atticus rode four rides – the bumper cars, a kiddie roller coaster, the log flume and one of those round and round type rides which always seems to be named something wintery. He also went in the “House of Mirrors” by himself. Rosemary and Luke rode the carousel which she just loved. I can already tell we are going to be spending a lot more money on rides next year. We ate funnel cakes and cotton candy, but were mostly restrained on fair food – aka, no fried butter 😉
I was definitely not prepared for how big the fairgrounds was and managed to get us completely lost. We ended up in a section consisting solely of RVs of the folks presenting at the fair. Interesting, but not quite the thrill we were expecting. I wasn’t happy with the way wordpress handled the pictures, so they are all up at flickr – enjoy!
My choice for a ride was the ‘Freak Out’ and it was worth every ridiculous dollar I paid for it. You can go to YouTube and type in ‘Freak Out ride’ if you want to see how truly crazy I am. Or you can check out this video. I can’t wait for next year.