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A-Fair-ing Event

Just this past Friday, my family and I went to the Yorkton Exhibition. It was our first time going as last summer we missed it by a day or two. It was fun… that is until I got sick.  The spider was to arachnid.  (Went on the ride called the spider for the second time after lunch …. horrible idea.)   I will tell you about my 5 favourite things I did when we were there. Even though we did so many things, I narrowed it down to 4 rides and 1 game      This is in no particular order.

The Vertigo:

It’s kind of like the swing ride at Canada’s Wonderland, only smaller – tiny town tiny ride 🙂  You sit in a swing made for 2 people (preferably someone you know, because if you don’t,  that’s  just plain creepy ;)).  It took awhile for  it to start because the ride operator was waiting for more people. My dad was rocking our swing side to side. When I asked what he was doing, he said “It’s  a  ride within a ride.” It was about five minutes and, then the music started. We rose up… and… up to the very top. It then started to swing around and around. It was going fast enough ’till we were kind of slanted (I think) My mom was taking pictures from the bottom as she would gotten easily sick if she went on. It only lasted a few minutes and then, it  ended.

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I believe I can fly… I believe I can touch the sky 🙂

Super Shot:

This is like the Drop Zone at Canada’s Wonderland.  But smaller.  This is going to be short, fast and fun. The Super Shot is a ride where you are in this harness-seat type thingy and when it starts you rise upwards. At the top you dangle there for a bit. I could see all of Yorkton (which… just goes to show I do live in a small town ;)) Then… with no warning… You’re ‘shot’ down at breakneck speed. (Ok maybe not, but it just sounds more intense that way) You stop just a few inches from the bottom and then you descend slowly.  I liked this ride. 

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Shooting Up!

Spin Out:

This by far,was the most craziest ride that I’ve been on. Just for the record we did not see a height requirement poster. I don’t think any of the rides had them.  But I am tall and 12.  I was just as tall if not taller then some of the people going on the ride.  Spin Out is where you are in a chair with a thick harness. When it starts, you start rapidly spinning. You are upright then, you quickly spin… up…side…down. It was hard because if I didn’t have my back up against the chair I would’ve had a high chance of falling out. If I did though, my legs would try to jam itself into the thing where it keeps the thick harness from coming off. I came to the conclusion I’m still too small even though I’m twelve.  It was a good ride…because I’m still alive. 

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See you ’round

Sizzler a.k.a. Scrambler:

It’s called the Sizzler here. But, back in Ontario, the name of this ride was called the Scrambler. It just makes much more sense for me to call it the Scrambler. The Scrambler is where you are in a car like seat and there is 3 others attached to the same pole. When it starts the whole thing ‘scrambles’ it up. The best part was the breeze you got when you would go around

Dart Game:

Even though, this was the only game I did (being someone with hardly any money) I still had fun. It was pretty simple. Three darts hit three balloons. You win a prize. I only hit two out of three. I still got a prize though, it was a turtle I named Squirto, He is Squirt’s cousin (Finding Nemo reference…)

It was a fun day…even though I almost died 🙂

 

 

 

The Done Bucket List and Party Amidst

This is an idea from Mikimayla of  Thailand. We have become kinda friends even though we’ve never met because we both blog.  You should check out her blog too.  She does one in French and one in English.  She asked for me to make a list of interesting things I’ve accomplished.  So, I am going to make a list of the top ten most interesting things I’ve done in my life:

1. Went to Australia – exotic animals, brilliant hills, Australia is a place to go and never come back!!  I held a koala!!  It hurt with love (the claws hee hee)

2. Got 1st place in a Remembrance Day essay contest out of about 25 schools in my area when I was in Ontario – I was in the newspaper for my city.

3. Made a blog – Something I don’t regret doing 🙂

4. Getting a blog that became international – Why I don’t regret doing it!!

5. Having a reader base that stretches from Canada all the way across to New Zealand  – I have made friends with Mikimayla in Thailand.  Someone in New Zealand.  It’s been extraordinary to see things from across the world.

6. Went to We Day – greatest life changer in my life so far.  You don’t need to be special, (like a celebrity, or someone famous), to make a difference. 

7. Went to Regina by myself overnight – I went with a camp.  It was the first time I was far away from my parents, but it was awesome!!

8. Meeting a famous band – My mom made me go.  I met New Kids on The Block 🙂 Donnie Wahlberg played around with me for a few seconds.  I like him 🙂

9. Moving from big city Ontario to small town Saskatchewan. This one, not that much of a deal to me.  And, finally

10. Buying a T.V. with my own money – I thought it would be cool to have it in my room.  I was impressed with myself that I saved my own money to buy something so great. 

In other news, I went to a party for my good friend E. We went to the Gallagher centre for 3 whole hours!! My other good friend S was there too. We went on the Aquaclimb wall, did the 5 1/4 storey waterslide, dove in the pool from the diving board.   So much more. After the Gallagher, we went back to E’s house in the grand ole country. On the way, we saw a “Lightning Mcqueen” (car) stuck in a ditch. It’s winter here and the roads are pretty icy.  It was pretty funny but probably not for them. Inside, my friend S went downstairs to the lounge, she wanted to surprise E.  She made the whole lounge a party zone.  I distracted E and helped S.   When it was done, it was pretty amazing if you ask me. Which you should, because I witnessed it. We had cake, opened presents, and made a movie!!! Pretty great party if you ask me, right??? WRONG! It was an amazing party. We were up ’till around 3:00am. Soon enough, it was time to go. I didn’t want to leave considering it was my first Sask. sleepover away party. But, I missed my family.

To all of you who are going to their first sleepover party or just a regular sleepover, do what I did. Give it time and it will go by in a heartbeat. Trust me, that happened with this party.  Amazing experience. 

Hopefully Mikimayla and I meet  🙂 That would be cool 🙂

BTW – only 27 more days till I turn 12 !! 

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Koala Hugging – Flashback to November 2012. I hope one day we can go back to Australia. It was the best trip.

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