Cindy got Benjamin all pumped up for Fair Night, and early that evening we all loaded up and drove south to the next county, where the fair was running it’s last night in town, we were not missing this one.
Benjamin was in awe at the rides, there were the little trains which I thought he should be able to ride, and the bumblebees which is one of those rides that simply goes around in circles, this one was iffy but with a parent I was hoping, Elisa asked the carnies and they were not having it, the height requirement was 36” and measuring Benjamin he hit the 31” mark, so with a grunt and a point to the sign we were turned away.
He was a bit short for the duck game too, but with help from Mimi it worked out just fine, all he had to do was pick up a floating duck and the number on the bottom told which selection of prizes he had won, easy right?
The animal exhibit was great, it is amazing the preparations that these kids go through to show the animals at a fair, my hat is off to all the FFA, Four H, and general farm kids who take time to do this, I am also amazed at the people who can’t read a sign right in front of their faces.
We were looking at all the different rabbits and Benjamin was really enjoying this, in one cage was a small black bunny with short ears, on the front of his cage was a huge sign that read, “Warning This Rabbit Bites” it was on yellow construction paper in red letters to make it easy to see.
A young woman walks up laughing at the short eared bunny, she actually pushed the sign aside and tried to pet him, the rabbit lunges at her and she jumps back, only to try again, he nearly gets hold of her finger this time and she laughs, she yells to her husband, “Hey look here, wonder what’s wrong with this rabbit”, he simply points to the sign, she says “Well someone should let you know stuff like this” and off they go, my question is wasn’t that what the sign was for?
And needless to say Benjamin was up for this.
The girls decided it was time for Funnel Cake so it was up to Tim and I to go stand in line, we asked the simple question, Who wants funnel cake? Cindy says I want one, Randy’s Girlfriend declines and Elisa says I’ll take one too, so we come back with two funnel cakes.
This is when the girls took their funnel cakes and we went home.