Monday, August 27, 2012

It's Fair Season!

Yay! We love the Elizabethtown Fair! It is definitely the best way to end the summer. Held the week before school starts this is especially so because it is often our last opportunity for time with Andrew before he gets back to the endless grind of lesson plans, grading and sleep deprivation.

This year we decided to go all-out. Andrew said "My parents were lame. They had four kids and we never got to go on any of the rides," so Andrew decided to let Ravenna go on ALL of the rides that she was tall enough for.

Getting ready to ride the roller coaster; a little bit scared.
Daddy is happy
She loved it!

Ravenna had a blast and Andrew had a blast watching her. I went on the Ferris Wheel with her and couldn't wait for it to be over. I am getting seriously paranoid in my old age. When we boarded the rusty, creaky ride I noticed a sign saying that the ride was last inspected in 2008. 2008?! Every time we would go up the shaking and grinding sound would get louder and more pronounced. While I did try to enjoy myself, mostly I was sitting up there fearing that we would plummet to our deaths. Happily, that was not the case but I will not be riding again next year.

A trip to the fair is never complete without a trip to the petting zoo and this...

Homemade rootbeer in a homebrew bottle. We got a  lot of weird looks about this one.