And yesterday dawned grey and rainy. Woohoo! No Fair -- or the kids thought, "It's not fair!". Except it cleared up and turned nice towards afternoon. I suppose we could have just said a categorical "No" but instead we loaded up the van, stopped at a ATM because we were not so naive as to think free tickets wouldn't prove to be awfully expensive, and went to the fair. Of course, the one thing I forgot was a camera.
We ate terrible fair food for dinner (though boy was that funnel cake yummy!), saw the animals (the kids were especially impressed by the size of the "boy parts" on the pigs) and wandered along enjoying the flashing lights and bustle. Each kid got to choose a ride, the older two chose bumper cars, and the younger (who were too short for most things) went around and around in a little train.
It wasn't cheap. The food wasn't healthy. The kids sure did have fun though. They are still talking about it today