Now this is a vacation. I woke up early (with Roscoe) and was at the farm in Amsterdam by mid-morning. And finally, we were off to the fair! Well, by the time we got back from grocery shopping (we had to by rice and burger for his dog REB because the poor thing was throwing up in this humidity) and made lunch, it was early afternoon before we were heading out to Cobleskill. I never realized how expensive it was to take your kid to the fair, until I went with Joe; a true kid at heart. When driving out there, I asked him what the most dangerous ride was at the fair. His response, the ferris wheel. BAM! We were going on it. No questions. He was upset I tricked him, and stated he didn’t like the “vacation” Jona who was willing to take “risks” everyday of the week. If riding the ferris wheel is his example of a risk…
Lucky for him, when we got there the rides weren’t opening for another hour or so. We visited with all the animals, played a couple games, saw the seal show and even enjoyed a couple of carmel apples. What was even luckier was when the rides did open (after spending $25 for 20 tickets) the ferris wheel wasn’t working. And, all of the other rides spun in a cirlce in one form or another. I do NOT do spinning rides. And after seeing one kid puke, we stuck to the bumper cars and giant potato sac slide. As I was walking through the venders, I could smell the reason why I wanted to go to the fair. It was officially summer smelling that fair food. Brings back the memories of being ten again. Here are a few made that day:
Smooches for Meghan Cait… she had prickly lips.
This is the stuffed animal I won Joe aka beat him at the watergun game. He was a sore loser.
And then the goldfish Joe won me. Classic fair game.
Before we knew it, it was time to head to Malta for the Drive-Ins! The afternoon flew by (but it was so very humid) and we quickly piled in Joe’s pick-up truck. The original plan was to lay in the back on an air mattress, but we realized within minutes that the bugs weren’t having it.
So, inside we stayed and snacked on soft pretzels with fake orange cheese, left over cotton candy from the fair, sour patch kids, thin mints (?) (or whatever those minty chocolate delights are), and some other sour candy Joe picked out. Delish. We were on screen number one…
Dinner for Schmucks = a great laugh. Going into it without seeing the preview, I didn’t know what to expect. And as a The Office fan, I love Steve Carell. I’m no movie critic, but I liked it and would recommend it, for when it comes out on DVD. Then came Inception. I don’t know if it was because I was sick of sitting in the truck, uncomfortably, or what, but I couldn’t get into it. Don’t get me wrong, it was great, but very long and I couldn’t pay attention as closely as I was told I would need to. I will have to find it on Netflix at a later date…
We didn’t get in until around 2am and we fell asleep laughing in my old, empty bedroom at my parent’s house. Before you know it, we were up at six-thirty and off to the races! He was NOT happy with me, but I didn’t care. This was one more thing off my list of things to do while on vacation. For about $40, we got to sit right next to the track and see the horses warm up. The ambiance was great, the food not so great. I think next time I’ll make a homemade breakfast sandwich, and pack it along for a breakfast in the grandstand. And we ran into the kids! Well, three out of the four with Lisa, so that was great. What are the odds? We’ve been relaxing, hanging out with an old friend, and headed up to camp. And I still need to write my paper; that’s due tonight….