The festival is held every year at West Ridge Academy. It used to be Utah Boys' Ranch for troubled boys, but I guess when they started allowing girls they changed the name. My kids were so excited to go! Remember back in the spring when we went to the Scout-o-Rama? Well, those giant bungee trampoline things live at West Ridge Academy and they were definitely set up for the festival. And did I mention that everything was free??
We got there within a few minutes after 10:00 when it opened and the Dog Walker, Crafty, and Scout headed straight for the trampolines. They still had to wait for about 30 minutes, but it was much better than the 3-hr wait at the Scout-o-Rama.
We rode a little train and the kids got inside that huge rolling ball. But probably the most fun we had was when Bossy and the Dog Walker decided to battle it out in the elastic pull. They strapped into the harnesses, sharing a little trash talk. The first pull put the Dog Walker in the lead, but Bossy didn't give up. The second pull had the same results. On her third and final try, the worker wanted her to win so badly, he slipped her Velcro bag a few inches in front of the Dog Walker's. My favorite part was watching the elastic pull them back in. Neither one of them could stay on their feet. Thank goodness they were in a giant blowup!
Our fun ended all too soon since we had to be back by noon. Crafty's play was going on and her call time was at noon. Sport's football ride was also picking him up at 12:15. (I'll put up some pics of the game tomorrow.)
Before we slipped away, we bought some bread from their little shop. It was only a dollar a loaf and it sure made awesome French toast for our Sunday morning breakfast!
Maybe I can convince my sweetie that our trip to the festival was in lieu of a trip to the grocery store... we did buy bread, didn't we? That's definitely accomplishing something!