Friday, July 20, 2007

a trip to the county fair

thank you, kelli, for hosting show & tell friday. it give us just one more reason to look forward to friday. my show & tell is a little different this week.

i'll share my experience at our county fair yesterday. to be honest, i don't think i've ever been to a county fair before. i've been to fairs. i've been to the denver stock show. this was a combination of the two.

there were the rides, the booths, the food stands, and the porta-potties. there weren't many people - yet - because it was only thursday. i'm sure it will be much more crowded this weekend.

there were actually some cool looking rides but i didn't go on any. i just don't trust carnival rides. there's been too many accidents and the operators look a tad bit shady. plus, i don't like heights, so that leaves a lot of them out.

one of the things i really enjoyed was seeing the livestock and watching kids from the 4h clubs caring for and parading around their show animals.

but my favorite was watching the mutton-busting. for those of you who don't know what that is (hey, there may be people who don't know what it is), it's where they put a young kid (under 6 years old) on the back of a sheep and see how far down the stadium he/she can get.

they were so cute. i was standing right at the chute and i got to watch the process of a kid deciding he/she was brave enough to try it all the way through to watching them shoot out of the chute. and there were many kids who chickened out at the last minute. they were still cute.

here i am standing with a walking tree. no kidding... there was a person in there. he must have been standing on stilts and had some kind of extensions on his arms. they (who ever they may be) did a great job and making him into a tree. and he was very friendly. mostly little kids were having their picture taken with him. but i thought, what the heck - i want my picture with him, too.

so there you go. that's how i spent a few hours on a thursday afternoon in the middle of july. it was a nice diversion from the normal stuff i do.

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Penless Thoughts said...

Neat Show & Tell. We saw a Mutton Busting in Alabama once. I'd never seen it before. I laughed and laughed it was one of the funniest things I'd ever seen. Would love to see another. The walking tree is something new!!! What a cute idea.

Kelli said...

Hi Diana,
It looks like a great county fair! I don't go on the rides for the same two reasons. :0) I have seen the Mutton Busing at a rodeo but didn't know the exact name of it. I thought it was so cute! I love the picture of you with the walking tree!
P.s. Your link on Mr. Linky is broken so feel free to add a new one!

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Tracy said...

I love the picture of that ride. Fairs are fun.

Anonymous said...

That tree is just weird! Leave it to you to have your picture taken by it. You make me laugh!

Lori B said...

Thanks for sharing your day at the county fair with us.
I've been to many fairs.
I'm not much for rides anymore either.
Mutton busting sounds like it was fun to watch.
I've also been to manya rodeos too.

Love the photo of you by the walking tree.

Ruth said...

I confess...I am one of those who didn't know what "mutton busting" was! LOL!! Great show and tell.

Lyndy said...

Looks like fun was had by all. I bet you made a lot of great memories too.

Thanks fo sharing.

Jamey said...

I agree about the rides and the people running the rides! But it did look like a fun day!! I hope you have a good weekend.

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

That acctually looks like a lot of fun! I have seen things like those trees before...pretty cool!