Saturday, July 05, 2008


We went to the 4th of July fair in Houlton, ME today. The boys loved all of the rides and rode them numerous times since it was all-you-can-ride day. I finally had to cut them off to go and eat or we would have been there, riding the same 8 rides forever.

Some highlights for Garth, Jodi and I were:
- The welding truck was there for the first hour after our arrival. They were making repairs to the ferris wheel. We didn't ride that ride.
- We judged the "newness" of the ride based on the number of unbroken lights we could count.
- The animals at the 4-H tents smelled better than... everywhere else.
- Apparently not all screws, bolts and parts are necessary for every ride- please see photo evidence below. That dark spot is a pile of spare parts in the middle of the merry-go-round.
- And of course, seeing the elated boys' faces oblivious to anything but pure fun.


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John said...

The nuts & bolts don't bother me as much as the crumpled beer can laying just underneath the ride!

Love you guys,
Nana & Papa

KellyLawson22 said...

Your kids are SUPER cute, of course! But what this pregnant woman is noticing is the delicious fair FOOD booths in the background!! Ha. I love the fair. Sounds (and looks) like a good time was had by all!


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