Fair and Balance

October 27, 2009 at 11:29 PMJeremy

The first night of the Heart of Texas Fair & Rodeo was nice and cool, and being a Friday during high school football season, we figured it wouldn't be too crowded.  Jonathan wasn't big enough to ride any of the rides, but we thought he'd enjoy seeing the sights so we loaded up and headed out there.

Jon hadn't been feeling that great since he'd gotten shots that day, but he was mostly content to just hang onto one of us and watch the people.  I, on the other hand, had two specific purposes in mind for coming out to the fair:

1. Corn Dog

2. Funnel Cake

We each got a corn dog, and got a third one for Jonathan to eat from.  He ate it right off the stick; he didn't finish it, but he ate about half of a jumbo dog, and that was enough to perk him up for a while.  We looked at the animals, and ducked in out of the cold for a while to look at some exhibits.

We all shared a funnel cake, but by that point Jonathan was running out of steam again, so he didn't eat as much as I thought he would.  We walked around just a short bit more, and then headed back home, sleepy baby in tow.

Now, the "balance" part of the title refers to how much money this little "adventure" cost.  I knew the food was going to be overpriced, but I never figured just how bad it was going to be: $5 to park, $10 each for Marci and I to get in (Jonathan, thankfully, was free), $5 per corn dog, and $5 for the funnel cake.  Grand total: $45, and that's without riding a single ride or playing a single game on the midway.  And yet the news ran a story about the fair lamenting the weather as a reason why fair attendance was down.  Maybe it has something to do with the outrageous prices?  Sheesh.

Still, totally worth it for a fun evening for my boy, and watching the excitement of him eating his first corn dog.

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