Friday, August 14, 2009

what we did at the fair

Regis at the end of the evening.

Amber at the beginning of the evening.

Teresa at the end of the evening. (I can't be responsible for the order of pictures.)

Regis, Bob, Ella, and Amber on the lawn tractor.

Amber and Ella in the bobcat...Regis getting in on the photo.

Regis and Teresa winning at bingo.

Bob and Ella on the merry-go-round.

Ella has a hand-squeezed lemonade.

Ella paints a picture.

Bob and Ella, Amber and Reg, and Regis and I went to the Nicollet County Fair. We had a grand time and these are some of the things we did:
  • We won five dollars playing bingo.
  • We ate at various junk food stands. I had a gyro that was only marginally good. Regis had a Chicago style hot dog.
  • We went through the animal barns and saw alpacas, a calf, sheep, and baby pigs.
  • Bob and Ella went on the merry-go-round.
  • We talked to Kathy Sheran about her next campaign.
  • Ella painted a picture at the early childhood booth.
  • Ella sat on lots of lawn tractors and bobcats.
  • Bob gathered food (ribs, cotton candy, lemonade) to take home to Emily who stayed home with baby Alex.
  • We listened to, but did not attend, the demo derby.
  • We had a cold beer at the Jaycees beer stand.
  • Ella chose a duck at the duck pond and won a shiny plastic sword.
These are all part of the county fair summer ritual. Great fun.

1 comment:

Jill said...

Ella is SO grown up compared to last summer's fair pictures, and I thought she was a big girl then!