Saturday, March 19, 2011

Livestock Show

One of the boys’ friends, Wyatt, told us about the fun he had going to the livestock show.  He recommended that we go there, too.  So, on Wednesday, we did!  Mamaw, Aunt ReeRee, Uncle Ron, and cousins K1 & K2 joined in, too. 
Our drive downtown was pleasant and relatively short.  Finding parking in an open lot proved to be an hour-long, frustrating challenge.   After many grumbles, we finally made it.  We were told there would be a tram to take us to the ticket booth, but there was not.  This was just the start of our day full of lots of walking and waiting.  The line at the ticket booth took forever.  We got in, bought and ate lunch, then headed to the AGventure for the kids.  Luckily, the weather was fantastic, so the long walk wasn’t miserable.  Again, it was so very crowded and the lines were so long that we didn’t get to see much.  It ends up that we were there on value day.  Kids got in free, which is what led to the massive crowds.  I found out there were about 2/3 more people that day than on regular days.  Lesson learned. 
Uncle Ron ended up being the pusher and keeper of the stroller for the day; a big task in itself!IMGP0933
Luckily, the boys got  to pet goats and sheep, watch chickens hatching, and look at cows and pigs.  Nathan loved the animals!  He darted fr m one animal to the  next and patted each one while making the animal’s sound.  There was no holding him back.  He was in heaven!  Logan hated it!  He did not want to touch or get too close to any of the animals.  He cried.  We got him to warm up a little, and he finally touched a baby goat, but he didn’t like it.  It’s so funny how their personalities are vastly different.
Logan – not too sure about this… IMGP0982
Nathan jumping on!IMGP1005
Logan liked watching the chickens hatch.IMGP1020 (2)
Headed home.  We were DONE.DSCF4247
Notes for Next Time:
1. Make sure to not go on value day because of the crowds.
2. Bring our own food.  $15 for a hot dog, fries, and a drink was not worth it!  (Our funnel cake was worth the splurge, for sure!)
3. Old Mac Donald’s farm is a viable alternative. 


Tim Drachenberg said...

It was fun. Thanks for suggesting it and inviting us to go! The boys were great and the girls were wonderful/such good helpers! We all benefited from the walk! Great Day.

KPHSKeyClub said...

So great for the boys to see so many of the animals that they have been reading about in their books...:)
Love that Nathan was making the sounds to go along with each animal! :)