Friday, August 26, 2011

Knox County Fair Fun

The Knox County Fair always falls the weekend before school starts so it is like their last hurrah before school.  They wouldn't dream of missing wristband afternoon at the fair.  Our kids ride for the whole five hours with only brief bathroom and snack breaks.  This year cousins Nick and Jake were staying at Grandpa and Grandma Leader's house so they got to go along for the fun afternoon at the fair.
Justin had to ride by himself this year because Ashlin took off for the bigger rides with the older kids.  No baby rides for her.
Justin didn't care one bit that he was by himself.  He just went from ride to ride and got in line.  His favorite may have been the maze.  He would get done and get right back in line again.
The hardest part of Justin may have been waiting in line.
The older kids rode for quite awhile before stopping for snacks.  After the break, Cara decided to go on the tornado right away and regretted it after the ride was over because her stomach was upset.  Ashlin did get upset because some of the rides you had to be 48" to ride on and she is about 1/2" to an inch too short.  It made her mad that they wouldn't let her ride even if she tried to ride with Nick or Cara who are both tall.
After riding for hours, we headed back to Grandpa and Grandma's house for supper.  The weather was perfect for an afternoon of riding.  Usually the temperature is so hot that we bake, but it wasn't bad at all, probably upper 70's to lower 80's.  Then after supper Keith and I headed back to the fair for the evening concert of Hairball.  This was an 80's tribute band that played for 2 hours and 15 minutes.  They were only under contract to play for an hour, but the band was having fun so they played longer.  This band was awesome!  We heard that they will be back at the fair again next year.

Take care,

1 comment:

  1. It looks like you had loads of fun at the fair! We are going to try really hard to join you next year since we never go to any fair now that the State Fair packed up and left town. The County fair seems too far away!

    Hope you have a great weekend!