Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Big Fresno Fair!

This post was meant for a LONG time ago. But because of the computer crash, the pics of the fair had to wait
........UNTIL NOW......

I only noticed this later into the day.

This was a new and fun addition to the fair this year. We took full advantage of the fact that we were the only ones milling around at 7:30 a.m. and explored it top to bottom like little kids.

First Lieutenant Timothy McCracken......

..... his sweetheart .....

......and the crew of the Lady Sepia :-)

We really had lots of fun exploring the different elements of this new addition.

Sadly, we had a little run in with some Indians and Connor was unfortunate enough as to come in the path of this Indian's knife. :-) He made a quick recovery, though.

Since no one was around, we decided to experiment with the kiddie slides. We got a good kick out of this. :-)

It took some maneuvering, but we actually got all three of us in this slide. You should try it some time.....No, really. It's quite a "bonding" experience. :-) Like I said, it took some maneuvering. And not only to get in! It was quite the evacuation process to get the three of us out. :-)Wow! Since when did pirates give the option of sliding off the ship instead of walking the plank?!Yes.....Dad too.Only after going down did I realize the slide was soaking wet.Oh, NOW they tell me.

We found the Teters wandering around too.....

..... and decided cinnamon rolls were in order.

Here are just some of the animals exhibited.

"Put your left foot in. Put your left foot out..."

And of course my personal favorite... :-)

Dad and Connor found these interesting devices in the commerce building and had a fun time messing around with them.

*And here in the lead is Tim McCracken!*

As we sat down for a bite to eat, we played around a bit with some pictures. ( As if we hadn't already) ;-)

Jenny took the time to point out to me a "mesmerizing twirly thingy" on top of a cotton candy booth.

Here are those pictures we were messing around with. (or should I say " around with which we were messing?" You have to admit, all you grammar people out there, that there are times it is OK to leave a preposition at the end of a sentence.)

Comparing family profiles

We thought that since we were all together as a family, we might as well make a stop in know.....the ultimate field trip experience. :-)

Over all, we had a very enjoyable day at the fair.


The McCracken family said...

Kaylee, Kaylee (Ceilidh,Ceilidh!) - You're such fun!
What a great day we had :-)

Esau Family Blog said...

Hey all you grammar lovers out there...(Hi Lori!)
It is perfectly legal to use what appears to be a preposition at the end of a sentence if it is, in fact, the tail end of a split double verb. You know that you are using a double verb if the two words can be reasonably replaced with one other word. Some double verbs do not split well at all. Example: "I am sure she will turn up (appear)." Others split quite happily. Example: "Please put that candle out (extinguish)." So there you go, friend. Don't be too hard on yourself! You may have actually encountered a verb in preposition's clothing!

Garrett said...

I'm not joking, I have tears in my eyes. This was the perfect relief for my day today!

That video, short though it is, is a total riot! Tim, you rock :).

And those pictures are awesome! Is that all Mom McC? If you can stop laughing at those shots, they are actually very well taken, good job! (to all photographers involved)

All in all, you make my blog look like a droll business meeting.

Well worth the wait, bravo!

(the slide thing had me laughin' good)


The McCracken family said...

HA!! Thanks Garrett! Mostly mom and I took the pics. (I took the video) :-)