White trash at it's finest ...

Jump into Summer Challenge # 23 - Attend the County Fair

Can you believe this event did not actually make the list of the top 20 things to do in a Cache Valley summer? Naturally, I had to add it in as one of my additional events {I will be honest, I thought I would have more than three additional events. However, the list of 20 kept me busy enough!}.

I actually attended the fair four times this summer. And let me clarify, I attended just the Cache County Fair four times. I attended twice for work {with separate groups} and then once with my roommate and then again with my nephews.

The first and second times with work was so tough that I am surprised I made it a third and fourth time. Some clients were NOT happy campers. But don't worry, while you are carrying a person out of the fair {because they are refusing to walk}, who is the same size as you are, some vendors will still shove advertisements/fliers at you {and somehow be successful at giving them to you even though you had no hands available to hold them}.

Style and I have a tradition to take Nephew 1 and Nephew 2 to the fair every year. They willingly look at all the farm animals and other booths that Style so-much enjoys doing {he was a dairy farmer for the first 40 years of his life} so that afterwards they can get an unlimited pass on the rides.

My main job is to ride with them.


Here we are on the Tilt-A-Whirl

We also went on the Pharaoh's Fury.


And it must be said that I did make Style take these photos.

As well as hold my BWSA {bag with a string attached - I am too young and have no children, so I cannot own a "purse" yet} as well as keep track of my flower necklace. What a good style!

Did I mention it was over 100 blimey degrees? This is Mindy as a hot.mess.

P.s. Not too long ago at work I had to explain to several men what the term "hot mess" actually means. They described as, "Well, when our wives wake up with messy hair but still look attractive." I had to inform them that it just means the mess is hot as in extremely disastrous. Think ... Britney Spears.

But I digress.

We also rode on the Ferris Wheel.

This is me on the Ferris Wheel.

Nephew 1 took the photo. I include it because I would rather be a blurry mess than a hot mess. :) I still cannot figure out why the photograph turned out that way.

But back to being a hot mess ...

While at the fair the nephews ran into some friends. We then somehow were kinda left in charge of four children instead of two.

But they were all so adorable together that it didn't matter so much.

We also went on this baby ...

I about lost my dinner {which was a Navajo taco from the fair - yum! And also something I definitely wanted to keep in me!}.

We also had to do the Yo Yo, of course.

Unfortunately, we did not ride the Merry-Go-Round.

Seriously? I could have rode that ostrich? Dirty darn

The fair was fantastic, even if it was entirely too hot.

We ate good grub.

Rode fun rides.

And Style and I returned both children to their parents safe and sound, which sometimes can be a bigger feat than you would ever comprehend. :)

Word to the Cache County Fair!

One more Jump into Summer Challenge to post about!!! TOMORROW! And then I am free! I am free!

The Breakdown
Entrance Fee: FREE
Unlimited Ride Voucher: $15/rider {purchased at Macey's before the fair}
Carnival Snacks: $3+
Dinner from Vendors: $6+/person


jill said...

Your jump into summer challenge makes me miss logan a lot! Glad you have had an interesting summer :)

Lindi said...

A county fair in cache county!!! You are an awesome Aunt.

Meg said...

Fun times.

Melissa said...

You have the luckiest nephews in the world, what a nice aunt you are. And you are making me crave country fair food. Mmmmmm...

Shan said...

Your fair looks like more fun than ours was. :) P.S. Love your necklace!

Melissa said...

P.S. I meant County Fair food. Or Country. Whatever.

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