31 Days {Day 6} : To the Fair!

I have not been to the fair since I was in high school.  It comes and goes each year without my taking any notice whatsoever . . . but this year . . . we are looking for adventures in October (31 to be exact) and I have a two year old, who I thought just might enjoy the fair.  So the fair is in town and we headed out.

I liked that to enter the fair we used two “gold” coins . . .

There were many sights and sounds, smells and sensations that I remembered, it was like returning to the fair of my youth in many ways . . .

But in many ways it was better . . . I had set my expectations low, expecting lots of whirling rides and cheap stuffed toys.

But there were lots of things that were fun to explore with a two year old . . . like the poultry barn . . . from incubation to full hen . . .

Barns just for fruits, veggies and flowers . . .

Highlights for Cole included riding on tractors . . .

Seeing Bees and Cows . . .

But the biggest highlight of all was . . .

That is right, Colton and Papa rode an elephant.  We had no idea there would be an elephant at the fair.

In fact we had no idea what to expect.  We decided at 11:30 we were going to go, and we were there at 12:30 with very little expectations.  Whatever happened was a bonus for us, we had not even planned on it . . . so an elephant, now that was a joy.

I am inspired by Cathy at Year27+1, she is writing about 31 Days of Play for a Toddler. So fun.  Check her out, and if you have a minute or two head over and find some other fun 31 Day Challenges.

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Updating as we go . . .

Day 1: About Intention
Day 2About Adventure
Day 3: Challenge – Community Event (Hayride)
Day 4: Challenge – Use Groupon (Daytrip)
Day 5: Challenge – Find Event on the Internet (Art Show +)
Day 6: Challenge – Head to the Local Fair
Day 7: Flashback Friday – AndrewLiza
Day 8: Challenge – Celebrate with Family
Day 9: Challenge – Celebrate Your Own Birthday
Day 10: Challenge – Adventure During Lunch
Day 11: Challenge – Accept an Invitation
Day 12: Challenge – Hot Air Balloon Part 1Part 2Part 3
Day 13: Challenge – Go to the Theater
Day 14: Flashback Friday – Andrew, Liza
Day 16: Challenge – A Giving Adventure 
Day 17: Challenge – Highway Sign (Shaker Village)
Day 18: Challenge – Lunchtime Adventure (Outdoor Art)
Day 19: Challenge – Fire Safety Adventure
Day 20: Challenge – Lunchtime Adventure (REI)
Day 21: Challenge – Flashback Friday – AndrewLiza
Day 22: Challenge – Other People’s Homes
Day 23: Challenge – Adventures in Baking 
 
Day 24: Challenge – Adventure Outside
 
Day 25: Challenge – Embrace Speed 
 
Day 26: Challenge – A Haunted Maze 
 
Day 27: Challenge – A Night at the Museum
 
Day 28: Challenge – Flashback Friday AndrewLiza 
 
Day 29: Challenge – March in a Parade
 
Day 30: Challenge – Retreat
 
Day 31: Challenge – Intentional Adventures Lessons Learned
 

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