Saturday, April 21, 2012


Last year we were in town and saw this carnival but, like all things "down town" we didn't know what was going on and didn't want to get caught in the tourist crowd.  We're not crowd people.  People throw trash on the ground, cut in line, I get mad.  I worry that the kids will get lost or worse. 

This year we met a cute set of twins selling ride tickets outside of Pbx and were intrigued by the 50% off nature of the tickets.  We researched it and found that adults had to pay $5 a piece, but kids were free.   So for $20 our family could go and would have 20 tickets.  Hopefully each child could go on a few rides.
 Gotta love a carnival...
sponsored by the catholic church.
 Was she really that naked?
 The car ride that whipped around the corners was perhaps the most fun.
 Or maybe the spinning dragon.
 Or was it the free swing ride we had at the Mission grounds later with our pizza picnic?
 Dad makes a great pillow.
Look I really was there too!

OK, the low down on the Carnival is that it was totally worth it.  I wish I had made a paper for the kids to write down what rides they wanted to ride so they could budget their tickets.  For us the 20 tickets bough 3 nice rides for M and G.  There were rides the kids couldn't go on because they were too small.  We got there at 12 when it was starting and  were able to park for free on Old Mission and it was about as close as you can get.   We brought our picnic and walked out to the waterfront.  It was lovely.  I think if a child had 20 tickets they could ride every ride they wanted to.  In many ways it was as nice as our Legoland trip in December.  Legoland was great but so far away.  And even with $5 tickets, its still a long way to drive.  I think I'll vote for paying $10 a kid to go to the local carnival.  Thank you local diocese for bringing the carnival to town!

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