Act 249

Fair play and playing fair

We went to the Salmon Arm Fall Fair today. For such a small town and a modest event, it sure can cost a pretty penny. But it’s ever so much fun.

I saved where I could. I volunteered as a judge which afforded me a weekend pass and a modest (but much appreciated) honorarium for my time away from work. That helps. Then, I purchased wrist band passes at the local grocery store which saved me $10. I gave the kids a budget to work with. It was spent on fries, cotton candy, mini doughnuts, lemonade and ice cream. I don’t know how they can eat all that stuff and still manage umpteen rides on the kamikaze but they’re young and up for the challenge. I packed a few snacks and scoured the site for refillable water. All in all, a great day. They likely would have stayed till dark. But I was done. So we stopped in at the no frills store for a few snacks and will eat dinner at home. Also a savings there as those food trucks (as mentioned in yesterday’s post), sell convenience more than anything. But we saw it all. the llamas, the cows, the horses, the bunnies, the trade show booths (including requisite political, religious and consumerism propoganda). As for me, my money’s on the big pumpkins, they always amaze and delight.

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