It’s that time of year again. The days have started getting shorter and the nights have gotten cooler. The sounds of farm animals and crunching metal permeate the air in West Farmington. That’s right, it’s county fair time!
I love the Davis County Fair. We’ve made it a tradition to take the kids every year. Last year we even took them to the demolition derby which is always the highlight of the festivities. Tonight the fair kicked off and, like every other year, we were there.
First off was the “petting zoo”. No this isn’t where you get to go hang out with monkeys and lions. This is where you get to hang out with goats, cows, and pigs. Oh, and a llama… with bad teeth. (Is there such a thing as a llama with good teeth?)
The kids had a lot of fun petting the animals. Before we got there, Emma said that she was concerned about stepping in poop. When we left, she said that her biggest concern was that a goat was going to eat her shoelaces.
I learned that Hannah has no fear of animals. There was a huge pig that Alex was terrified of it yet Hannah went right up to it and started petting it’s snout. Once Alex saw this, his fear was gone and they both had fun petting the pig.
Once we were done with the animals and had thoroughly washed our hands, we decided to stroll through the exhibits. One of the booths that we stopped at was UTA promoting the new FrontRunner train system that is allegedly going to take away all traffic problems in Davis County. (I like the idea of a commuter train but I don’t think that it’s the answer to the traffic like they say it is. I may be surprised though.) Holly was very interested in this and asked the booth guy a lot of questions, but in the end, it appears that we’ll still have to use our cars. No real surprise there though.
On our way out, the demolition derby was just getting started. I wish that I didn’t have to be at work in a few hours or we would have stayed. I must say that there’s not much that can compare to a good demolition derby. Especially one on a night as nice as tonight.
Next up: State Fair in three weeks.