We had planned to go to the Western Fair on Friday, but because it was such a miserable day, we decided to hold off until Saturday.  We left our house around 11 Saturday morning and arrived at 11:30, greeted as we were by a sleepy, quiet little affair.  Hours later the place would be a booming madhouse, but for those first few hours, we had the joy of non-existant lines, sparsely trafficked walkways, and easy to find seating.

It was a good decision.

We had 40 tickets (picked up at Shoppers Drug Mart for only $32.00), we had two admissions, and I brought along about a hundred bucks cashish.  With parking at $7.00 right on the fair grounds (isn’t London so cute?), we would still have plenty of cash for food.

We went to the kiddie area first, and Kaylin had her first ever experience on a roller coaster (right in the front seat of the bug coaster), which she totally loved.  Her reactions are so funny, when she’s having a ball she sings, so half way through the roller coaster ride, she started singing some funny little song, and didn’t stop until we got done.  I just had to hug her because she was being so cute.

We went on a few more rides, and then had a “Blue Puppy” (a Slush Puppy), and an Elephant Ear before wandering around some of the buildings.  It was soon time for lunch (CORN DOGS!!!), and then over to the animal pavillion where Kaylin touched a sheep, and a baby cow, coloured some chickens, and marvelled at the baby pigs.

We wandered around the midway a little bit, and Char and Kaylin took a ride on the merry go round.  We headed back towards kiddie land, played a couple of games, and called it a day.

All in we were at the fair, for about 4 hours.  Both Kaylin and Char held up incredibly well (keep in mind that Char’s 8 months pregnant right now).  Next year will be loads of fun, and while “the boy” won’t be able to play on any of the fun rides or eat any of the food, he’ll still have a blast.

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