Saturday, March 26, 2016

Southeast Texas State Fair 2016

I love fairs but I hate crowds. So we never go to the carnival at the Houston Rodeo because I can't deal with that level of crowdiness. Especially with Addy, it's just too scary. And I also can't deal with the parking at Reliant. But that's another story!

But luckily, the Southeast Texas State Fair in Beaumont is usually a week or two after the rodeo. And it's nowhere near as crowded as the Houston one.

And so that's where we bring the kids to get my fair fix!

When I told Addy we were going to the fair on the weekend, she ran off & mapped out what we would do, starting with the bumper cars in the bottom right corner

and ending with the ferris wheel.

And when we got to the fair, we were REQUIRED to follow her schedule!

So... our first ride was the bumper cars!

The merry go round was up next. Unfortunately there wasn't a carousel in the kid's part, but there was a kid's Himalayan that went round & round & so Addy considered that an acceptable substitute. 

After that was the giant slide. It wasn't on Addy's schedule, so she didn't do it.
But Alex did.


Next up was the fun house.

And the rollercoaster.

Which Addy loved & Alex said he was never doing again!

And then the 'Sky Cab" as Addy calls it. We got in line to ride it & then she said, "Oh wait, I'm afraid of heights!" So I told her we could skip it & she said "No, you have to do it!" So I rode it. By myself. She's lucky I like rides!

Next on her list was a water ride. The only water ride that we saw though flipped upside down, which Addy was not going to do. But there was another Himalayan ride & it had waves on the sign, so we went with that.

And last but not least was the ferris wheel!

And of course, before we left, Addy had to have some ice cream

& we had to try a deep fried something. 
We let Alex decide & he went with deep fried cheesecake.

Which he thought was awesome & told everyone we passed on the way out that they should try it!

It was a fun day. I'm so glad Addy has a love of carnival rides like her momma does & is not an ol' fuddy-duddy like her daddy who won't ride anything! Lol

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