Getting dizzy at The Ex
The Red River Exhibition comes to Winnipeg every year around the third week of June, just in time for the start of summer. According to the fair’s website: “The EX is the largest annual attraction in Manitoba attracting on average 200,000 visitors to the 10 day annual event.”
When I was just new here in Winnipeg, I would bring the kids (I only had two then) to The Ex, but I stopped going when it was moved to the Perimeter. It was just too far from our place.
Last year, the kids acquired free passes through the Read and Win Program and so we went. This year Ryan got a free pass but didn’t want to go so he gave it to Ryland. Ryland was the only one who wanted to go, so his dad and I brought him there. The free pass entitled him to a free admission and 3 free rides.
We went to the same rides we did last year. Only this time, we went to the Tilt-A-Whirl first, which wasn’t a good idea. I got so dizzy and nauseous. Good thing I didn’t throw up like the young man who didn’t make it to the trash can and threw up right there in the middle of where people were walking. Ryland also got dizzy this time. I thought he was going to cry. I kept asking him if he was okay. The ride last year only took probably a couple of minutes and he didn’t get dizzy then. This one today took I think close to five minutes and it just gave us pounding headaches. Note to self: Don’t go to the Tilt-A-Whirl ride if you go The Ex next time. It looks like a mild ride but it isn't.
We also went to the Glass House and the Cuckoo Haus, where we went through a series of moving floors and stairs and it just made me dizzier.
Ryland tried the darts and won three plush toys. He also fished three ducks and won three more plush toys. We bought mini-donuts and cotton candy for him and his brothers. Good thing we brought our own bottled water. The prices of food were just over-priced.
We brought Ryland to the fair because of the free pass. Monetary value is equal to about $21.00. Did we really save $21.00? Then how come I spent almost three times that amount today? Hmmn. I feel that headache coming again.
Ryland had fun, although he didn’t feel too good about the Tilt-A-Whirl ride. I had to lie down when we got home. I’m still dizzy as I type this. So til next time.
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