The fair was a resounding success. TRC and I sat down and discussed what we could do at the fair before we went, and how we didn’t want to spend too much money, especially when there were lots of fun things to do at the fair, and we wanted to be able to do them all before DC got cranky (that’s the baby, for you neophytes out there, not my wife). So we came to the agreement that we’d set a $30 budget and let him go on one ride, as long as it was “a really cool one,” as he put it. At the fair, we walked all through the rides, and he ended up opting for the Merry-Go-Round, which he thoroughly enjoyed. After that, he didn’t ask to go on another ride. I have a great son, what can I say?
In addition to that, we had donuts, maple syrup cotton candy (a Maine treat–yummy!), saw tractors and trucks and a plethora of animals (pigs, cows, ducks, geese, chickens, horses, goats), checked out a blacksmith working, a beekeeper, went through the exhibition hall (where DKC had won first prize for one of her baskets–earning us $3!) and (drumroll please) watched the demolition derby. There really aren’t words to describe the pleasure you get from watching other people ram into each other in an effort to total automobiles. TRC loved it, although he thought it was too loud. DC was in more or less of a stunned-haze for most of the fair. Too noisy.
In any case, we had a great time. Nice to have this around my birthday each year–and strange to be already doing things here in Maine for the second time. This means that lawn mowing season is almost over, wood stacking needs to start happening soon, and then there will be snow shoveling–no wait! No shoveling this year. I’ve got that snow blower. Hooray!