Thursday, March 26, 2009

Carnival Rides

There are a few things for sure. One is that Carnivals and Fairs have the best food ever. Those delicious greasy fried corn dogs, or the chocolate funnel cakes. Second is that Carnivals and Fairs have great rides. A bit expensive, but way fun. Third thing about Carnivals and Fairs is that you better show up early and expect to stay late! Bring your walking shoes and lots of sunscreen. If you are going with us, just expect to be a Carni all day long. Last Saturday, we went to the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show. I always try to go at least twice. I like to go one time with out kids, so I can watch a horse show or two. Then a second time to watch the final round of the rodeo with the kids. I didn't make it to any horse shows this year. But we did make it to the final day of the rodeo. We arrived early enough for the kids to be able to ride some of the Carnival rides. This is their favorite part about going to the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show. They couldn't wait to get on a ride. Big Cowpoke is a good sport. He rode a bunch of kiddie rides with his little brother and cousin. I love the colors of the rides that carnivals have. They are always so much fun! Cowpokette wished she could have gone on the run carnival rides. But she was way too young. Cowpokette thinks she is a lot older than she is. The boys than did a potato sack race. The Cowpokes had a long hike up some pretty tall stairs. I would have never gone up there. I am so afraid of heights. They got their feet all ready to go. Can you tell which Cowpoke of mine is the Dare Devil? Poor Big Cowpoke, he looks like he is about to throw up. But Little Cowpoke, looks like he is pretty darn excited. On your marks, get set, GO!!!!And they are off, with Big Cowpoke in the lead. A small bump!!Big Cowpoke flies to the finish line! Winner winner!!A smooth landing for Little Cowpoke. I think that was the best 6 tickets ever! I might need one of those in my backyard. Big Cowpoke's favorite thing to do is the fun houses. He must have run through four of them. This one ended with a slide. Little Cowpoke enjoyed the little rides better. Check out those fantastic "Super Villian" eyebrows. Then the Cowpokes tamed the wild Cobra. This was by far both Cowpoke's most favorite ride. The kids did one last ride and then we ran out of tickets. They both had a really fun time. They were pretty good sports about running out of tickets. We didn't have any melt downs or crying fits. I was proud. We walked around and watched some shows and some mini monster truck races. Those were pretty cool! Anything camo is super awesome in these Cowpokes' eyes. Just as the crowds were starting to get a bit thick. We decided to do a little shopping. But the crowds were even worse. It was like being in a herd of cattle and we all were shoulder to shoulder walking down the isles. Needless to say, we didn't buy anything. And I so do love to shop. Sigh.......We all grabbed some Texas BBQ and then headed to the rodeo. That will be a entire different post!! We had a great time. Can you see all those people? That was at 8 o'clock. I am glad we got our Carnival Rides over and done with early. We headed home pretty early. We had a three hour drive home. Next post, will be the rodeo and Brooks and Dunn concert!

Pearl still has not had her baby! Ugh!!

13 comments:

Grey Horse Matters said...

Looks like the kids had a blast.

Karen said...

Those are some awesome pictures. Really.

Danielle Michelle said...

Can I be a kid again with y'all?! How much fun! I love the carnival. I haven't been to a decent size one in YEARS!

Don't worry. Rum hasn't had her baby yet either and it's making me crazy...

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

What fun photos. Carnivals are so colorful, and you are quite the photographer. This reminds me... I have my camera set to display the last picture I took for review for 5 seconds, which prevents me from being able to take multiple sequential shots, so I need to fix that. For instance, I couldn't have gotten all those pictures of them sliding down the slide, because my camera would still be busy displaying the last picture I took while they were sliding. It's just a setting I need to change, but keep forgetting.

Mark and Tj said...

That is one big carnival. In our little neck of the woods, things are small. I love the slide photos. Last year we rode our carnival's slide with our great nephews and g. neice and had a blast.

Broken Y said...

What fun! Look at those faces!

ramblingwoods.com said...

Great actions shots especially on the slide...very fun...

Pony Girl said...

Oh, what fun. You are making me long for summer and fairs....
I never liked those gunny sack slides as kids. Too fast for me! I love the sights and sounds of a carnival (and the smells of the great food!) but I am not a ride person. I will have to settle for taking photos of my kids someday, LOL!

Sue said...

Wow..a carnival in March. Gee we are just coming out of winter here; your weather looks perfect.

Stephanie said...

Oh my gosh! I just love fairs and carnivals!

Great pics - and good move on your part to get the kids out of there before dark.

When they are older - like old enough to fight the creepies off - they'll love going to the carnival after dark!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I didn't go to the State Fair last year, but now with this post you are making me want to go this year and take my kids. I tend to avoid crowds, but I suppose if I go early like you did, there will be less people. Good idea!

Oh! And I love fair food!
Isn't it great when your kids can ride on their own. Fair and carnival rides tend to make me sick. lol!
But I do love to watch and cheer them on.
You took some wonderful photos of your kidlets, too.

~Lisa

The Wades said...

I think that same slide was at our state fair--I have very similar pictures. Your kids are so darn cute!!!

Again, your new camera really, really agrees with you! :)

Margaret Cloud said...

Great photos, especially the slide I liked all the shots of them coming down. Looks like every one had fun.