We went to the Wilson County Fark last night...which happened to be in the middle of one of those nice little thunderstorm systems that sticks around for a few hours. Great planning, I know. But we couldn't go any other night, so it was worth taking a chance on it. We waddled through many puddles in our flip flops (again, great planning), and at first all we did was look at the exhibits. That's one of my favorite things anyway! We got free pens galore, little (junk) toys, pamphlets, samples, notepads, etc. etc. etc., plus all the popcorn and peanuts we wanted.
(Little Lady helping herself to some popcorn)
Even some lemonade (picture courtesy of Dub):
Please notice the cigarette that he so skillfully held onto while ensuring my kids' safety:
I know Little Lady wanted to ride everything her big brothers got to ride, but she didn't complain too much. She was especially happy when we let her out of her stroller to stretch her legs.
Always with the milk, that girl. :)
So anyway, that was our trip...it wasn't perfect, but you know what? Dub and Bo were so excited the entire time, and they thanked us over and over (without prompting!!!) for taking them. It kind of made me wonder about my own perspective. We don't have to have all the money in the world to have a good time at The Fark! We can choose our favorite things and have just as much fun. And who cares about the rain?!? We weren't miserably hot and it wasn't crowded at all. Two years ago when we went, the temperatures were still over 100 degrees after 8pm, so the cooler temps were a REAL treat. And we didn't even give in to the funnel cakes...or caramel apples...or deep fried whatevers...meaning we saved tons of money and calories. I might even call this one of my favorite and most memorable trips to The Fark.
We're already planning for next year! :)