Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Twenty Bucks at Le Festival De Mardi Gras

So we decided to have a family night out at Cajun Field and the carnival. We only spent $20 and this is what we got!

Three tickets per child got us a ride on the Merry-Go-Round. (If I do the math right, that means it cost $3.75 per child for the three minute ride! RIP-OFF!)

Chris, Evan, and Zac rode on the Ferris Wheel. The Carny collecting tickets obviously failed math because it was a 3 ticket per person ride, and he only took 3 tickets for all three to ride. Best Value of the night! I really don't like these carnival rides, and heights scare me. When they got to the top, I saw Zac's arm stick out and then his head. I almost screamed! What was my husband doing up there? When they got down, Evan told me that he saved Zac from certain death by pulling him back in.

I was also quickly reminded why I don't attend these public venues because I saw one of the "crazy" kids from my school get on the Ferris Wheel too! (I never can escape!)

Evan and Zac went through the Fun House. It took them about three minutes to stop running into the mirrors and then they slid down the slide to get out. Once again, it was $3.75 per kid!
So Chris has to show the boys that he still has "it" when it comes to throwing a baseball. He threw at 66mph and won Evan the big blow up bat. Evan threw at 44mph. The old man is slowing down, and his arm was sore the next day!

Some nice college kids won this bat and gave it to Zac. And that was the end of our twenty bucks. Hey what can I say, there IS a recession, I am a tightwad, and I reminded everyone that there was a FREE parade waiting for us!


Keli said...

Wow! I am impressed at what you got for $20 bucks! Those places are a ripoff! I did not even bother taking my kids. I like FREE!

vicki said...

Mardi Gras and all the carnival and parades are so much fun, isn't it? I didn't know you were blogging again. I will have to add you to my blog list so I can keep up with your adorable family!

Lewis Family said...

LOL Leave it to Zac to go up in the merry go round and try to find another way down! I bow down to the mother who takes there kids to the carnival... not on my list of things to do before I die.