We hadn't been to a state fair in about 3 years, so we decided it was time to get there. Kansas proved to put on quite the fair, we had a great time.
In we go!
First, we checked out the farm equipment...
Hmm... what's in here?
Two ladies ready to work in the field!
Hey! A tire as big as me!
Now thats a BIG JOHN!
After the commercial buildings, we headed off to the Mid-Way for rides.
Of course the girls went on the Merry-go-Round.
Allie and Jenna on the bumble bees. You can't see Jenna, but she is in there.
Brock and Jake are in seat 3 & 4 from the right.
Eventually the ride did this.
My successful salesman husband totally got the kids free turns at popping the ballon until we left with a prize. This Carnie didn't know what hit him. Its about time THEY get swindled.
I went on this canoe ride thing as a kid and I was terrified, I was for sure I would fall out. So of course I said "no" when Jake handed me a ticket. Nevertheless, Jake took Allie and Brock on it. (Jenna was too short) They loved it. (they are on the very end, way up in the sky)
Ok so I BEGGED Brock not to go on THE ZIPPER. But he INSISTED he wanted to. I was so afraid that he would be scared and scream for me to help him...but he laughed and hooted the whole time. This is him getting situated in the cage. Seriously - who wants on a ride that involved being in a tiny cage on hinges?
How is this fun? Oh well, Brock loved it.
While Brock was on the Zipper and I was in cardiac arrest watching him, Jake took the girls on the Ferris Wheel. I wasn't thrilled that they were in seat #13. (superstitious, I guess) Also, as I watched, I could see Jenna hanging over the edge looking down. Eeek! Jake assured me he had a hold of her...by now my blood pressure was sky high. Can we just go eat please?
OK, so I am not a complete ride scrooge. I went on this sort of "Splash Mountain" water ride thing. Of course the drop was nothing like the one at Disney World, but it was pretty fun and got the ol' adrenaline flowing. I am in the back of the boat, with Allie and Brock in front of me...plus 2 other random kids. It was a good ride.