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2020 Riverside County Fair

Indio, California: Leo lucked-out by remaining with us over the weekend - it's county fair week!

But first - Leo wanted to fill-up with chocolate chip pancake with strawberries and whipped cream at the clubhouse. Possibly not the healthiest choice?

After breakfast we drove to the nearby fairgrounds, paid very reasonable admission prices ($9 for seniors; $9 for kids), then bought Leo a wristband entitling him to unlimited midway rides for only $28.

Leo hated the first ride - some-sort of an elevator-drop scenario. Wasn't going to go on that again!

Dave and I waited outside while Leo spent quite a bit of time in the fun house, riding through a haunted house and a few more fun amusement rides. Next, Leo once again saw a rope-ladder-climbing challenge he had attempted last year. He tried it again. Two different times this afternoon:

He wasn't successful again this year. Next year? Go, Leo!

I made a second video of Leo going down the Fun Slide (far left):

Now it was time for a break and a snack. No, we did not get deep-fried candy bars. I love pretty-much anything deep-fried and I love chocolate... but the two combined made me a little nauseous.

We ordered ice creams, but it was so hot, they melted before we could eat much. More like a milkshake in a little ice cream cone?

Leo also enjoyed the petting zoo, walking through the barns to meet the 4-H animals, a water log ride, a camel ride, a bungee jump, and a few more arcade games. Before leaving the fair, the sweet boy wanted to win a prize for Lucy. Lucy will receive a little stuffed pink gorilla tomorrow. (Lisa will be so thrilled!)

We headed back to our resort, so Leo could play with Captain Jim's remote-control racing boats on the lake and go for a ride in their boat. Then... we took Leo out for sushi, came home to watch the Ducks beat Utah in basketball and then we went to bed!

Until my next update, I remain, your tired correspondent.