Saturday, October 15, 2011
Then we saw tons of animals- cows, pigs, alpacas, sweet baby ducks, sheep, chickens, rabbits. We watched sheeps being sheared, cows being showed, but my favorite was the baby animal section. We saw a 2 hour old baby calf. We got to watch him trying to figure out how to nurse- he got to try to learn with C cheering on the sideline- "you missed! That's a knee!" He finally figured it out so we were able to continue our day at the fair. The kids pet chicks and a baby pig. K and C even milked a cow. They loved the soybeanbox (like a sandbox with lots of digging tools). The kids each got to do a ride and game. Time to eat! We tried lots of yummy fair food- popcorn, chips, a turkey leg, a lam gyro, a lamb BBQ sandwich, fried nutterbutter, fried oreos, fried buckseye (PB & Chocolate), french fries, a funnel cake, cotton candy. And on Sunday one nice green leaf.
We decided to get the yearly pass to Mount Vernon and I'm glad we did. Mount Vernon was so pretty and the yearly pass was less expensive than going twice. We spent about 6 hours there- we saw most but not all of the out buildings. We went on the quick, but interesting mansion tour. We really enjoyed the farm area- I knew George Washington was a farmer but didn't know how big a farmer we was. The wool spinning, dying, and barrel making spots were really neat. We only got to see part of the Education center since it was closing time- how did the day go so fast? We did eat a late lunch in the Inn- I wish I had a picture bc it so fit our kids' eating- K ate a hamburger and didn't really want to try anything else, C and T ate everything in sight including their turkey pot pies, James' duck and sausage cassoulet, my salmon patties, and bowls of peanut soup and strawberry soup.
|worn out baby girl napped through the end of Mount Vernon|
|the only picture we got of the six of us (that's my shadow!)|