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.