Sunday, July 27, 2014

Valley Fair and the Horse Races

This last weekend we took our annual trip to the horse races.  We also decided to go to Valley Fair.  It is the first time we have ever been and the kids were really excited to go!  We got up at 5am Friday morning and headed out around 6:30.
We got to Valley Fair around 11am.  It was the perfect day to go.  Cloudy skies and not too hot yet warm enough to be able to do the water rides and go to Soak City.
We spent about 11 hours there.  Some of the kids were dare devils and went on the thrill rides with Michael.  Some were not as daring and went on the smaller rides.  Every one loved Soak City and Bumper cars.

Zeke was the most daring.  He went on everything and had no fear!  He did the Power Tower (shooting up and falling down), Wild Thing, Extreme Swing and everything in between.  The Wild Thing even had mechanical difficulties on the way up to the top of the first drop and he still loved it and went on it another time!

They all relaxed a little on the slower rides in Camp Snoopy, played in the water for a few hours at Soak City and even took a ride on the carousel.

Saturday morning we got up and went to visit our friends, Bob and Lorie.  She cooked us a big breakfast and then the kids swam in the pool for a while.  It was nice to see them.  Then we went to the horse races.  We love going there every year.

(Yes, we took some selfies at the horse races!  We had to have proof that we were there!)
When the races were over they had a human cannonball come and get shot out of a cannon.  It was kind of cool to see.  We had never seen one before.  The kids stood right on the ground near where he landed. 

It was nice to get out of town for a day or two and spend some time together.  There was no fighting or arguing and everyone seemed to have fun.  The kids are already talking about what rides they want to go on next time we go!  Now it is back home and back to reality.  School starts in 3 weeks!

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