Thursday, September 9, 2010

Elko County Fair 2010

Every year, the Elko County Fair is held over Labor Day weekend. Every year, Jake's family goes to the fair. This year we decided to go. It's a great way to be able to spend time with Jakes Moms side of the family. I think we are going to try to make it to the fair every year.

First off, I have to say that I LOVE the view from Jake's Grandparents deck. They own acres and acres of this beautiful land at the base of the Ruby Mountains. I could just sit out there all day long just watching the brids and the horses on the hill side.

Here is a picture of Jake and his Grandpa doing some work.

Sierra went to church with Jakes Grandparents, so while they were gone, we walked down to the sheep and snooped through the sheds... we found the tool shed and Jake was in heaven! This cute horse was found in one of the sheds.

I'm not sure how many sheep they have but I would say more than 10.

Trying to call the sheep in... it didn't work.

Most of our time in Elko was spent at the HORSE RACES! I had never been to any horse races before. It was actually quite fun! We spent three days at the races.

Sierra really got into it. She would pick a horse and cheer him on, yelling for the horse to go and everything. She loved it! See the guy in the green shirt sitting next to Sheral?.. Well, he saw Sierra's enthusiasm and decided to make a friendly bet. He gave her a dollar, and he had a dollar, and told her if her horse won she would win his dollar. Well, her horse won!!! The guy thought Sierra was gifted! He decided to place a real bet with Sierra's *special gift*. He bought her a ticket.. and she won again!! When the day was done Sierra was $7.48 richer!

Ben and Maddie watching the horses.

They had different events going on while we waited for the next race to start.... who would have thought branding was a sport? It was actually really fun watching the branding and the roping and all the other events. The Ellison Ranch used to participate in these events, but they don't do it anymore.

We did manage to drag the kids away from the races for a few fair rides.

We all had a really fun time! I am definately looking forward to the Elko County Fair next year! After spending those few days at the fair.. I have officially decided that I need a horse!


Justin and Jamie said...

Looks like a fun time! I could totally see you with a should get one! :)

Lena Phillips said...

That story of Sierra's gambling gift is so funny! I can't believe a four year old came away ahead!! That's awesome!
How did she like church?