Friday, September 4, 2009

Crystal Vehicle Fair

If there was a theme of our summer it was family time and home renovations. It was wonderful having Shawn home most of the summer. He was able to get a lot done around the house and we were able to pack up and go on the weekends without worries.

We were inspired to do things in town as well as out of town. One Saturday we went to a vehicle fair at the Crystal Community Center. I was not sure what to expect but we figured that since it was free we would give it a shot.

We sure were surprised at all of the vehicles that were on display.

Heidi, Emily, and Willy climb in to the Road Side Assistance Truck.

This is an old tractor that smells and shakes when running. The kids loved taking turns climbing on and pretending to take it for a ride.

Heidi climbed in the scoop, she was hoping for a ride but that didn't pan out...
These kids sure do like causing trouble together but I didn't think the police would get involved so early!!
Uh, oh, what did Heidi do now??
This lawn mower is used for lawn mower racing. Who knew there was such a thing!?!
Heidi getting ready for the race!

Grandpa Bill, Terri's dad, got Heidi hooked on Golf Carts. She is going to take Emily and Willy for a spin!

Now, she is off on her own. Everyone look out!
Heidi posed with the skid steer since Cousin Hunter was unable to join us.
This is the boat Hennepin County uses in our lakes and on the river. The Patrol Man said that after the event he was going to put the boat on Twin Lake. We all wanted to go with him!
Alex took the kids thru the ambulance and we got a good picture at the end!

And the best part of the event, Heidi got to ride a Zamboni!! She has wanted to ride a Zamboni since she was about 18 months old. This made the event for sure! It is from the New Hope Ice Arena, which is straight down the road about 5 blocks from the Community Center, so we assume they just drove it over. We all imagined what it would be like to look out the window and see a Zamboni drive by.
We are all looking forward to going again next year. Now that we know what to expect we will plan to spend more time looking around!

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