Pima County Fair 2012

We went to the Pima County Fair the week before last.   To save money we pre-bought each of the boys a pass for 10 rides, from Fry’s.  The passes cost 10 bucks each.  We went the day you could get in with 2 cans of food per person instead of paying 8 bucks per person.

I used my iPhone for all of the pics, because I didn’t feel like lugging my big camera around.

Jeremia and Keegan went off by themselves for most of the time we were there.  They rode all of the big rides while Der and I ushered Ami and Conrad around to the tamer rides.

The above 2 photos are the only ones I took that weren’t in the petting zoo.

I could spend all day in the petting zoo.  We spent a good chunk of time in there when we first got to the fair and then again before we left.  It’s free and always has a ton of cute baby animals.  If stealing wasn’t bad, I totally would’ve smuggled some of those critters out, under my shirt.  Damn morals, always get in the way.

This baby goat could have easily come home with us.

Derek was smitten with the baby goats too.

Ami wished he had more arms so he could pet more animals at a time.  That chicken stayed on the pigs back for a long time.

There’s  a chicken under all those feathers, I promise.

There were 2 wallabies  in there.  They are soft and fast.  I had to be quick with the camera to get this shot.  The wallaby was washing his hands in the water dish.

That’s a llama and an alpaca.  The alpaca stuck to his llama friend like glue.  Baby goats would come and jump on the llama.  He tolerated it for a moment or two then would shoo them off.  It was quite a funny show.

These 2 ducks are called Indian Running Ducks.  Not only do they stand straight up, but when they run it’s practically synchronized.

They love each other.  In fact when Ami picked one up the other became frantic and started crying for his friend.

I want a pair!  Seriously!  I did some research and they not only make great pets, but their egg production rivals most chickens.  I call that a win-win.  I don’t know when I will get a chance to adopt and or buy some, but it will happen.  That’s a promise.

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6 responses to “Pima County Fair 2012

  1. Joan Kellogg

    Great pics! You really need a goat. And a pig. And some ducks. Fer sure.

    • You sound like my kids and the little voice in my head I am always shushing. 🙂 We’ve done the goats and the pick, but surprisingly have never had ducks.

  2. Marie

    I had a duck when I was a kid. They are really good pets and smart! Mine used to quack and get excited whenever I came home. LOL

    • That makes me want one more. I have so many questions. Like what was it’s name? Girl or boy? If it was a girl, did you eat the eggs? Oh and what kind of duck?

  3. Mindy

    Hi Amy,
    Just wanted to say hi and let you know I am thinking about you face those tough milestones in May. Your family is so beautiful. You always do such fun stuff together as a family- it is so nice to see! And is it me or does Ami look a lot like Benny??
    Love,
    Mindy

    • Thanks, Mindy! I feel pretty lucky that we are able to do so much cool family stuff together. And it’s not just you, Benny and Ami do look a lot alike.

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