Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Northwest Washington Fair!

Yesterday was the BIG DAY! We went to the fair, which is really a great fair, but SO DIFFERENT than the last time I went, which was probably at least 20 years ago. Vendors and more vendors and a separate kiddie carnival and more animal barns and more food and on and on...more, more, more!

We left right after lunch because Sarah & Bethany were singing their CMT songs on the KidZone stage at the fair. They did a super job! Then we spent the early afternoon viewing the animal barns with our friends, the Kooiman's. After that we headed to the exhibit buildings to see collections, photographs, booths, etc. Oh, and we had yummy milkshakes too.

We bought a few ride tickets (seems like we'll have to do the wristband thing in future years - they all wanted to ride the rides all day!) and then had a funnel cake while waiting for Ed to get there from work. He rode the bus to work yesterday and then to the fair. It's "Free Fare Week" for the transit in Whatcom County. He's actually considering riding the bus on a more regular basis, with gas prices and everything, but i t makes his day longer, so we'll have to see how that pans out once school starts.

After Ed arrived we saw the free horse show in the grandstands with friends from church. We then ate dinner together and did some more rides before heading for the van around 9:30 or so. It was a great day and we're all tired today. Thankfully we have nothing going on today, so we're just recovering and hanging out (& doing a few chores).

And because a post without pictures is boring, here's Ed & I at the fair:

If you want to see more pictures of our day at the fair, follow this link.


Melissa said...

Glad you had fun at the fair! I would have thought you visit the fair every year since you are a Lynden gal :) I don't know why I go every year, but I do like to see the animals :)

dee said...

We had a fun time too! Sam nearly broke out in tears when we drove by the fairgrounds on our way to church Sunday and all the rides were taken down. I think since you FINALLY made it back to the fair that next year you should check out Holland Days (it's not just for Dutch people ya know)??!!

Rachael said...

Thanks for sending me your blog address. It will be fun to catch up on each other's family life. Your girls are getting so big! It looks like you and your family are doing great! Take care!