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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