Saturday, June 23, 2007
A week ago, Phil and I went to the Strawberry Festival in Glenwood Springs. We had heard a lot about it but didn't really know what to expect. It was split into two sections. In one area of town was a large craft show with lots of vendors. The food booths were also over there. We enjoyed walking around, trying samples and eating some tasty chicken on a stick. We had purchased some tickets in town a few days prior for the rides. I know what you're thinking, a pregnant woman shouldn't be going on rides. We didn't do many and what we did were safe. We went on the swings, ferris wheel, walked through the fun house and went down the slide. All in all we had a nice time enjoying each other's company and the smells and sounds of the festival. It was pretty packed at the ride area as you can see from the picture taken on the ferris wheel. Early in the evening at the carnival area, Phil decided to pay $5 for a basket of rings to try to ring the bottle. I was very skeptical of him playing and the lady selling the rings said, "We've already had 2 winners today." Woopee...two winner's out of hundreds! I wasn't impressed. However, Phil graciously shared his basket of rings with me and I must admit, I did enjoy playing as well. When I had only two rings left, all of a sudden, one of the rings landed on the bottle and I shouted a very suprised, "I won, I won!" It was a pretty fun win. So, I was the proud third winner of the night and got to pick my prize. I chose a large tiger that we enjoyed touting around the carnival that night. Phil was very helpful and piggy-backed Tiger for much of the night. Probably the funniest part of all was Puma's reaction when we arrived home with Tiger. She came to greet us but when she saw Tiger she ran under the couch and started crying. She was terrified of the tiger. We put her in the bathroom with it so she could adjust but she just cowered in the corner. We moved the tiger over towards her and left the door open and the poor kitty was too terrified to even jump over the tiger to leave. She has warmed up to it quite a bit and will now even bite the tail. She's still not friends with it but she doesn't poof up her tail and raise her hackles when she sees it now. Phil and I had a great time at the Strawberry Festival and will look forward to going again in the future with our little one in our arms.