Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Greek Festival - Adventure #2

For adventure # 2, we hit up our little town's annual Greek Festival.  Now let me qualify this by saying, I'm not Greek, Daniel's not Greek.  I'm not sure if I even know anyone that's Greek.  But, I knew there would be rides, dancing, and AWESOME food, so why not go?

Northeast Ohio actually has a TON of festivals in the summer and fall.  Who knew, right?  Anyway, this handy website lays it all out for you.  I can't wait to hit up the Hot Air Balloon Festival and Garlic Festival in the weeks to come! 

Anyhoo... The Greek Festival did not disappoint.  I wish I had taken a picture of the food, but since I didn't, just imagine the best gyros, honey cinnamon donuts, and deep fried cheese (yes, you read that right, DEEP FRIED CHEESE) you've ever had in the your life and you've got the gist of it.  Also, there were the standard chicken fingers and fries for the kiddos.  

There were also lots and lots of rides for the children.  Now, this part was kind of a rip-off (and by kind of, I mean REALLY) in that each ride was either $3 or $4 for 1 stinking 30 second ride, or $20 for unlimited rides, but we bit the bullet and got the unlimited rides bracelet for Logan, which he loved.  It was your standard toddler carnival rides, which I've come to realize is really just the same ride in different forms.  I think the inventor of carnival rides asked himself, "How many different things can I make go around in a circle, charge an arm and a leg to ride, and that will be irresistible to young children?"

Answer:

A horse:


A train:


A helicopter:


A whale:


and

A firetruck:


There was also a bouncy pirate ship, which I think is probably how Logan sees heaven in his dreams... so of course getting him out of there was a real treat.  Anyway, before we left, we also got to see some traditional Greek dancing which was very cool, but I didn't get a picture of it, because my phone died taking pictures of the aforementioned exciting rides.  All well.  

All in all it was a great night and something different and fun to try.  What a wonderful way to expose our children to different cultures, foods, and traditions outside of our own.  I can't wait to go to more festivals in the future.  

See Adventure #1 Here!

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