Sunday, October 01, 2006
Recently, Don got an email from a high school friend, named Jeff. Jeff is now married and they have 2 adorable kids. Yesterday morning he called and invited us out to the Harvest Festival in Pahrump. When talking about Pahrump, you almost always hear the phrase "over the hump to Pahrump". Las Vegas is in a valley surrounded by beautiful mountains that you have to drive over to get out, hence -over the hump. Pahrump is about a 40 minute drive from our house and a few degrees cooler than here in Vegas.
The timing was perfect, we waited until our boys had their morning nap, fed them, and packed up and headed out. Luke is a bit under the weather, but we decided he was doing well enough to get out and get some fresh air. The boys handled the long drive like champs, Wyatt got irritated towards the end, but I think he just wanted his shoes off.
Once we got there, we checked out all the booths and animals. The festival had lots of goats and a gigantic pig. This pig was huge in a little fenced in area! It had to be at least 7 feet long and 2 feet high laying down. It's tail was probably no shorter than a foot and a half all curled up. The boys didn't really show much interest in the animals, I am not sure if they are just not to that stage yet or if it would've been more fun for them to touch them. Maybe we will pet them next time when no one is sick. After the animals we passed a little temporary tattoo booth. Don thought the boys should get their little biceps tattooed again with their initial. Jaxon and Wyatt were trying to check out the guy and see what he was doing, but poor Luke didn't really want much to do with it at all, I think he smelled the alcohol wipe and thought he was at the Dr's office. When that trauma was done, we all spread out on the grass and grabbed some food to eat.
We were a bit apprehensive letting the boys out of the stroller, but just sat them next to the cut up food on the blanket and all went well. Luke got a little clingy because he was still not to 100%. Jaxon and Wyatt surprised us by staying on the blanket for about a half hour before deciding to explore a bit further. After the exploring got out of hand, we packed up, walked around a bit more and then called it a night. It was a wonderful day to spend with friends!