Father’s Day at The Ex
My nine-year old son, Ryland, received another Read & Win Pass again from his school. This pass entitles him to a free admission and three free rides on the Red River Exhibition. The Ex, as we simply call it, is an annual fair that comes here in Winnipeg around the third week of June.
It’s good that we decided to go last Sunday, Father’s Day, because admission for dads were only half price. My two older boys didn’t want to go, so we asked their cousins if they wanted to come with us since I knew that they also had free passes. The more, the merrier, right?
If you had read my post last year, Getting dizzy at the Ex, you’ll remember my note to self: Don’t ride the Tilt-a-whirl, because it made Ryland and me dizzy and it gave me a pounding headache. It’s a good thing that the kids also didn’t want to go on the extreme rides. They went to the kiddie rides: the Glass House, The Cuckoo Haus, Mardi Gras, the Carousel, and the Bumper Cars. My six-year old nephew wanted to ride by himself but he couldn’t reach the pedals. He had to ride with Ryland. But then Ryland had a hard time maneuvering the wheel, so they were mostly stuck in the same place.
Well, anyway, the kids had fun. And before we left, we dropped by the petting zoo. And we saw these baby chicks, baby cow, and newborn piglets and the kids got to touch them.
And of course, we brought home mini-donuts and cotton candy even for the big kids that were left at home.
The Red River Ex is in town from June 15 to 24, 2007. If you are here in Winnipeg, you still have time to go.