Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Fair!

Every year, for 10 days in August, we have the Erie County Fair.  There are tons of animals, everything from bunnies and ducks to cows and horses, lots of 4-H projects.  Plus there is a midway with rides and games, acrobat and magician shows and the food.  Oh, it is so bad for you but soooo good!  We go every single year and this year was no exception.  We stayed for a whopping 12 hours which I think is a record for us.  The one thing that I have wanted Annabelle to be able to do was to have an elephant or camel ride and she was finally old enough!

She was pretty nervous getting on at first.  That camel was pretty bumpy so she really had to hold on.  She decided to name the camel Princess.  Though the guy who put her onto the camel told me his name was Roosevelt.  When I asked if it was Teddy or FDR he seemed confused.  Oh well, I guess you don't need to know the presidents when you take care of camels for a living.  I think Annabelle enjoyed it even if the ride was only one circle around the track.  But at least she can cross that one off of her bucket list:)


  1. She looks so Itty bitty on the giant animal. Looks like fun

  2. Oh my gosh! So much fun! I can't wait until W is old enough to participate in things like this (and the food too!) Who wouldn't love that?!?!?

  3. Jackie- she's tiny and being on top of that camel was pretty nerve-wracking for us both. I would have been up there with her if I hadn't been wearing a skirt. I just didn't think it would be appropriate for me to straddle a camel in a skirt:)

    Cajun Cowgirl- the food kills me on my diet! Fried dough, paninis, ice cream and deep fried peanut butter cups! I love watching Annabelle experiencing new things as I know you will with W!

  4. How fun! I've never seen camel rides anywhere, in my life. That will have to be my newest quest. :)