Tuesday, September 11, 2012

When Two Is Too Many

During our visit to see the kids we had planned to go to the County Fair, when we got into town we found the fair had been there the previous week, so we had missed it altogether, not to be outdone nor lose out on a good old county fair, we just picked another county.

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?
Benjamin took these floating ducks as a challenge, Duck Duck Splash, whack a mole, or whack a duck, I am not sure what to call it but a lot of floating ducks got whacked before he ever picked one up, we spent a good bit of time here and he walked away wet and with a handful of toys.

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?
There were a lot of games to be played, a lot of people to watch, a lot of laughter to be shared, and an all around fun evening for all, but what is the one thing we all go to the fair for, for my wife it is Fair Food and Funnel Cake!
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.
Now how did this become a problem? Two funnel cakes at five dollars a whack when one was more than enough we were told, now in our defense both girls said I want a funnel cake.Right? We should know this only meant one, how about if I said I want a beer and Jimmy said I want one too, would you only bring one beer was Tims question.
This is when the girls took their funnel cakes and we went home.

16 comments:

  1. What fun memories to make! I don't think I've ever been to a county fair, at least not that I can recall. One of my favorite things about Astroworld, was funnel cakes!!!

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    1. The fair food is one of the biggest reasons Cindy loves the fairs, funnel cakes are at the top of her list :^)

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  2. The 'sign' incident is unbelievable, some people just don't use their eyes.

    Benjamin obviously enjoyed his funnel cake and your logic about quantities is perfect. Ever had that feeling you can't win... grins.

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    1. Hi Valerie, Yes Benjamin did enjoy that Funnel cake, as they say he must have come by it honest, takes after his Mimi :)

      We did argue the quantities point into the ground that evening, and you are right no one won Ha Ha

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  3. "Benjamin took these floating ducks as a challenge, Duck Duck Splash, whack a mole, or whack a duck, I am not sure what to call it but a lot of floating ducks got whacked before he ever picked one up, we spent a good bit of time here and he walked away wet and with a handful of toys."

    HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAHA! Jimmy, that was HILARIOUS! He's sounds just like me as a kid.

    " 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?"

    Yup, I've come to the conclusion that people just don't read. The same people who don't read the sign in the post office before they walk up to the counter, that says, "Please turn off all cell phones before walking up to the counter."

    Fun post, Jimmy! Looks like you guys had an awesome time!

    Ooooo...and funnel cake, love it!

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    1. Hey Ron, Benjamin had a ball at the fair and I do think the ducks was one of the highlights of the evening, heck we had folks just standing and watching the splashing Ha Ha

      People really amaze me at the situations they get themselves into simply by not paying attention, had the rabbit bitten her then I suppose a lawsuit would have been in the works--sigh

      We had a ball and I think we have created a monster with Cindy feeding Benjamin funnel cake :^0

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  4. Well now, you make the fair actually sound fun! Lol....I have come to hate our home town fair.....traffic, stinky food and scary carnie workers roaming around. I stay home!

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    1. Hey Bijoux, "traffic, stinky food and scary carnie workers roaming around" now isn't that what is supposed to be all about Ha Ha

      I should do a post simply titled things that happened at the fair, because I could write a book with all the fair visits we have had :)

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  5. It's been a long, long time since I've been to a county fair! I remember dinosaurs in the animal exhibits... :-p

    LOL at the stupid woman and the biting rabbit. Stuff like that ticks me off - I've been known to mutter (loudly) something about "people who know how to read have an advantage."

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    1. "Dinosaurs in the animal exhibits" I bet the FFA kids had to work hard with those Ha Ha

      I thought it strange when she pushed the sign aside and stuck her finger in, I really was expecting blood at any minute, would have served her right.

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  6. Sounds like quite the adventure...and you turned it into even more of one with your commentary! Good to read you again Jimmy...Hope all is well! (And that Benjamin is a sweetheart!)

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  7. Hi Dawn, So good to see you again, there is always fun at a good old county fair and having a young child like Benjamin along just adds to the joy.

    We are doing great here hope all is well with you and see you again soon :^)

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  8. There's no such thing as too much funnelcake. Tell the womenfolk to quit complaining or you'll trade 'em in for one of the fancy sheep.

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    1. I figured a funnel cake for each would make everyone happy, but yet had we only bought one there would have been a fight over whose it was Ha Ha

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  9. When I was in school, we went to the L.A. county fair every year. Not because I loved it so much, but a ticket stub was all the excuse you needed to miss school. Now we go the Orange County fair and I like it much better. It's not as big, but there are SO MANY things to eat these days. You are right about being expensive though, because it is.

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    1. Yes Sir, It is expensive no matter how you add it up, never been to the Orange County Fair, just may have to take Miss Cindy to check out their funnel cakes :^)

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