Sunday, September 18, 2011

Those Carnies Don't Mess Around

This weekend was the Savoy Orchard Days festival, a.k.a. the carnival in our backyard. We walked over at dinner time on Friday night and spent 2 1/2 hours in the cold watching X-man run around like mad using his $17 wrist band to its fullest on all of the rides.

My favorite was watching him and his favorite neighbor on the Scrambler... They loved it so much they went twice -- not needing an adult to ride with them this year. :-)

We ate some kettle corn. I had the Rotary Club of Savoy grilled pork sandwich from Old Time Meat Shoppe. (Which at $5 for a sandwich, soda and chips was the best deal over there... not to mention, strangely the healthiest.)

Then we came home and tucked X-man into bed. On Saturday, after the Carrie Busey Family Fitness run, I walked over to work the pork chop booth for 4 hours and X-man and MacTroll went back to ride more rides, see the antique cars, etc. It was a much warmer day, but they were still there for three hours. And then we went and watched the first half of the Illini football game. X-man sat through the first quarter fine, but spent the second quarter jumping on MacTroll in the grass by a snack stand (he was tired... and manic). On our way home, we got offered a ride back to our car by an ADA transport. I guess me in a walking cast was enough for the driver to ask if I needed some help.  As we were driving back to the car, X-man said, "This is the best part about tonight." Okay, then I'll save my $20 to park and $35 in tickets next time. (Stub hub is awesome.)

The carnival ended at 11 p.m. last night. And by 6 a.m. this morning, the rides had disappeared and the carnival operator's trucks were gone.

That was a lot of stuff to take down and put away in seven hours... maybe they could come over and help with my house today as I prepare to have the Preston Street party inside given the 60 percent chance of rain between 4-7 p.m.

1 comment:

The Fearless Freak said...

My mom took the kids and she said it was a little disappointing. There were apparently not many rides for bigger kids. She didn't check and was pretty annoyed to find out that WF could only ride 3 of the rides with his wrist band :(