Sunday, August 27, 2006

Peachy Festival

No, it wasn't another festival of sour grapes like I'd described last year, but we almost didn't head out when we woke up Saturday morning and the overcast skies were threatening rain. I was able to convince Fran that we should at least try to go out, since every year when we've gone to the Peach Festival in Winona, we've had a blast.

And a blast was had yet again. The rain held off for most of the day and the skies actually cleared up a bit, at least over the skies in Winona.

This year, Alexander tried out several different rides at the midway there, and also sampled more of the peachy delights. We didn't do as much of the craft booth shopping that we usually enjoy there, because we spent most of our times getting tickets for Alexander to go back on his favourite rides. He loved the train ride the most, particularly on his second ride when he got to sit in the engine car and ring the bell. The motorcycle ride was also a favourite. And while he longed to take a ride on the Dragon Wagon, (being tall for his age, he was okay to go onto it) -- but we saw another little guy about his size on the ride who was all grins before the ride started and then had this terrified look on his face through the whole thing -- that was the deciding factor that maybe he should try that one next year.

And for the most part, the day was filled with huge ear-to-ear grins from all three of us, and, as always, it was a little sad when it was time to go home at the end of the day. (But at least we went home with a nice basket of peaches and some delicious peach pie -- and, oh yeah, the remnants of the peach and strawberry sundaes still on our faces)


lime said...

oh what fun! festivals and kids just are such a natural fit! thanks for sharing.

lecram sinun said...

Well, it sounds like a peachy good time!

Phain said...

That sounds like SO much fun! I'll never forget the first time we took The Girl to a children's amusement park. Much like Alex, she was ear-to-ear smiles all day long!

Rainypete said...

I managed to pull myself out fo the dumpsters and hydro boxes long enough to get Megan over to the Midway. The Dragon Wagon was enthusiastically enjoyed. I highly recommend it next year. I think Megan even enjoyed it too. If you saw a strange man in a golf cart picking up trash with a camera bag on his shoulder, that was me.