The kids and I went back to the fair this year. This time we took Alan with us. :) Ride tickets are ridiculously priced ($1.25/ticket and most rides take 3-5 tickets!) so I like to go on ride bracelet day. You pay $20 for a ride bracelet, but you can go on as many rides as you want for four hours! This year I bought a ride bracelet for myself as well. Usually I buy bracelets for the kids and a few tickets for me so I can go on slow rides like the ferris wheel, rides that I can take the backpack on. This year though, since there were two adults to tend the backpack, I got a ride bracelet. I slipped it off my wrist a few times to let Alan have some fun as well. :)
This year Lex was up for some big scary rides, which I was happy to go on with him! The only two I didn’t want to do were the Zipper (which was closed anyway) and the Pharroh’s Fury (crazy swinging boat thing that I have done in the past and find terrifying!). Anything else, I’m game!
After four hours at the fair we were all sweaty and worn out. Once the ride bracelets expire we are generally done. They have tons of farm stuff, tractor pulls, face painting, 4H stuff, and so much more, but we just go for the rides. :)
This day is also the very last day that our local ice cream shop will be open, ever. To celebrate they hosted a “customer appreciation day” where all ice cream was free until gone. We were in just the mood for ice cream! By the time we got there they were down to three flavors and limited toppings, but I let the kids get smalls (instead of the usual x-small) and two toppings and they were in heaven!
Lex was momentarily delayed when he dropped his ice cream into the gravel and it got rocks stuck in it. I insisted on a photo before he removed the rocks, deemed it still edible, and dug in. Happiness is.