and i was not about to head up on the ferris wheel with lightning in sight. crazy people.
nor was i going on this ride.
so we walked around, found some fun of our own...
tried our hands at some games, completely rigged by the way. harper wanted a dora doll, so we paid $5 to play the fishing game. you pay $2, you get the cheap on the ground in the bucket toy. you pay $5, you get to pick a hanging stuffed toy.
needless to say, she won exactly what she spied.
did i mention rigged games? see the much larger dora hanging on the wall? well, harper saw this after she won her little one and of course, wanted it. michael was coaxed by the vendor to try his arm at this game. he gave it three tries, and with every throw, only the blue can remained standing on the table. glued down? filled with sand? we'll never know. but we didn't get the dora.
this was the one ride harper decided she wanted to go on, which i was just fine with. michael bought the tickets, and on his way back, the hail storm rolled in, sending us running into the shelter of the barns. when the rains stopped, the slide remained closed.
so, we stomped in the puddles.
hung out with some farm friends.
ate some yummy carnival food.
rode the merry-go-round.
and walked through the fun house.
and then the sky turned much more ominous.
and we booked it back to the car.
we made it home safely before the storms took over. and michael and i both agreed that the short (and pricey) trip was completely worth it.