We recently went back to where we used to live for some family reunions and a trip to the county fair! Even though I didn’t enter anything this year (see P. S. at end of post), we still had a ton of fun and made some great memories. 🙂 Also I got some good pictures, which is what I’ll be showing you today. 😉
Usually we all go with Dad’s side of the family, but this time it was just my brother Jeff, my sister Megan, and I, along with our two cousins, Leisha and Jianna.
The county fair is actually quite large, although thankfully there weren’t that many people or that long of lines when we came. That’s a first! I really like the picture below, except I guess I should have taken off my watch…
We only ended up going on two rides since they were so expensive, but they were both super fun! The first ride swung you up and around in a circle, and when you got to the top you could see for miles! Well okay, not REALLY, but you know. Far.
Isn’t the Ferris Wheel so pretty? I love the color!
We were pleasantly surprised to meet some friends from our old church after the first ride! It was SO fun to see them again, since we don’t visit our old church that often anymore. 😦 We decided to go on the next ride with them. This one also swung you around, but more in a more relaxing and less frightening way. 😛
My cousins and friends were like, “ALLISON, DON’T DROP YOUR CAMERA!” And I was like, “Don’t worry, I’ve got it around my neck!” XD
This is definitely one of my favorite pictures from the day! I love the bright colors and the starburst at the top.
After the ride, we decided to waste our money. :O *gasp* XD You know those booths where you can supposedly win a prize if you just (fill in the blank)? We tried a couple of those, just for fun. Jeff did pretty good at a shooting range, but of course didn’t get a prize. The slot machine was a lot of fun since we actually did win some quarters, but since we put them back in again we didn’t get any net earnings but good memories. 😛
And THEN, Jianna really wanted to win a goldfish. XD All you had to do was get one ball into a fishbowl to win. She bought 10 balls, and tried 9 with no luck. She was down to her last chance, when she asked one of our church friends if he wanted to try. He said sure, so he threw it and GOT IT IN! IT WAS TOO PERFECT! Oh my word, we were all laughing and shouting so much – it was HILARIOUS. Jianna was so happy that she named the fish after the friend who got it in. :’D OUR BEST COUNTY FAIR STORY EVER.
Later on, we were speculating how long the fish would live. I guessed maybe two weeks, and Leisha guessed two days. HA HA. I wonder if it’s still alive…
Then Jianna was like, “anyone want to go on the drop tower with me?” And we all said, “NOPE.” XD Jianna kept telling this terrible story of a girl getting her hair caught when she rode this ride, and… I’ll spare you the details. : I went on it last year, I think, but it wasn’t my favorite experience. 😛
Instead, we went to the petting zoo so Megan could see the donkey. 😛 I apologize for the AWFUL picture, but I wanted to post it anyway because it’s a picture of Megan and a donkey, so… XD XD Speaking of which, you might want to check out Megan’s post right here for some exciting news on a new addition to our farm!
The lighting was terrible in there, but look at this adorable baby donkey!
After that, we bid our friends goodbye. 😦 Then the rest of us walked through the business section where they offered free stuff like candy, pens, toothbrushes, and stickers. 😛 Hee hee, it was fun. (But I didn’t get any pictures.)
Last but not least, Leisha treated us to a funnel cake! It was QUITE good.
Oh, and some of us got ice cream too. 😉
I took this one last picture as we left the fair. I quite like it, since I love reflections in general. 🙂
Ahhh, FUN TIMES. I enjoyed it so much than I expected, even though I didn’t get to enter anything, which is usually my favorite part of the fair. Really the best part was being with our friends and cousins and making great memories on one of the last days of summer. ❤
Do you go to any county fairs? Have you ever won something at a money waster? XD Do you like scary rides or non-scary rides better? Funnel cakes or ice cream? And what was your favorite picture?
Thanks SO much for reading, dears, and have a lovely day!
P. S. I know some of you were looking forward to another post about my fair entries, but since we moved out of the county, I didn’t get to enter anything this year. *sad sigh* BUT, I’m going to do a post about my recent arts and crafts hopefully sometime soon! Ahh, I have SO MANY fun and exciting post ideas and not enough time. This is a continually recurring problem for me… *shakes head* Anyway, stay tuned!