Friday, August 9, 2013

a (very rainy) night at the county fair


we had such a good time at the county fair last year, so we were really excited to go again this year.  yesterday after work, we took a look at the forecast and it said that there was a 0% chance of rain.  z-e-r-o.  we drove up to the fair and got something to eat for dinner.  then we spent some time walking around looking at all of the animals.

as soon as we got in line for one of the rides, the skies opened up and it started pouring.  downpouring.  we ran for cover and waited until the rain passed.  after a few minutes, it was clear and we got in line again for one of the rides.  low and behold, as soon as we got in line the skies opened up and it started downpouring again.  even harder this time.  needless to say, we were totally soaked.  we were dripping water.  we both looked like someone had just thrown us into a pool fully clothed.  (of course we didn't have our umbrellas with us because the forecast said it wasn't supposed to rain.)

let me tell you, there are interesting sights and smells at fairgrounds on a normal day . . . but, once it rains and the fair-goers get wet, there are really interesting sights and smells.

eventually the rain stopped.  since we were there and already soaking wet, we figured that we might as well make the best of it.  so, we road a bunch of rides.  i wish i could have captured a video of the two of us looking like drowned rats and laughing uncontrollably like little kids on the rides.  i'm sure it was a sight to behold.  oh, we won't forget our soggy trip to the fair this year, that's for sure!

here are a few pictures we took before the rain started . . .

^that gyro was good, but it sure was messy!^
^i loved this guy's hair do!  he was such a character.^
^the fluffy bunnies were called "lionhead" rabbits.  how cute!^
^how sweet is this little girl giving her cow a bath^
^i just love how pigs' tails curl^
^this is exactly how leko stands when he wants something!^
^sheep!^
^this was the last picture i took before it started downpouring^

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have a great weekend (and stay dry)!
love, laurie

3 comments:

Ma Pa C said...

We can't seem to figure out what type of animal that is with the white face and brown feathers. He is cute and homely at the same time. He needs lovin'

Mom H. said...

All the animals are so cute and so clean! I love that white fluffy bird!

Lauren said...

This looks like so much fun! That is so funny that it started raining each time you got in line. Glad you were still able to have a good time, though :)