We live in a county that is mostly rural, somewhat suburban, and definitely not urban at all. The annual county fair is a big deal. So much so that there is no school on Friday and students are sent home early on Thursday. On Friday, students get in to the fair for free and all rides cost $1 until 5 P.M.
Though we homeschool, I’ve quickly learned that it’s pointless to schedule a full school day on this particular Friday. After a quick morning of math and language arts (the 3 Rs), we headed to the fair, too.
Everyone goes to the fair. We saw neighbors, soccer teammates, friends from church, friends from co-op, and our pastor and his wife. Yes, life is good in St. Mary’s County, Maryland.
Our first stop? The Art building.
After reveling in their art wins, the girls wanted to visit the livestock. Here’s some of what we saw (and petted).
Finally, we headed to the rides. While I tried to push away concerns about germs and safety, the girls squabbled over whether to ride the Ferris wheel or carousel first.
All in all, we had a great afternoon. And thank goodness we have another year before we have to go again.