Friday, September 3, 2010

Our Last Full Day with lots of fun...

Today was a full last day. We began with going to the Canfield Fair. Now this is no ordinary fair, nobody in Ohio misses the fair. They have everything from the largest pumpkin, to an old town, to tanks, the poor man's caramel apple to fun rides. Uncle Phil has an "in" with some friends of his so we got free rides and entrance fees. Altogether it was lots of fun! 

As soon as we got home from the fair we went to Aunt Jo and Uncle Dave's to help cousin Beth (who is visiting from Pennsylvania) to make curtains for her coming baby girl. We got those done in a jiffy. Soon after we were done with the curtains cousin Michelle showed up with her husband Andy, and kids Maya, and Mesa. They are from Pennsylvania also. It was really neat that we all happened to be here at the same time. We had a big family dinner tonight with everybody. It was lots of fun, with Uncle Dave telling stories about when he was younger. We had lots of fun playing with Caleb and the other kids and talking to our cousins.

Cousin Beth and Veronica
Getting ready for dinner

Dinner time!

Bill and Denise

Uncle Dave, Michelle, and Aunt Jo
Caleb "isn't he so cute?"

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The Texas longhorn named "Victoria"

One of the Ponies

Watching the Pony show

A vintage soda bike

Vic, Uncle Phil, Aunt Mariellen and Ver

The biggest pumpkin

We actually got Uncle Phil to go on a ride (the picture is ver and phil)

On another ride
Us in the back of a tank (just ask Isaac about switching buttons on a tank he is not familiar with- he will tell you a good story)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Just when we thought adventures were over...

Today we went to Canton, OH.

Yes, some of you may be asking, "Why Canton?  What is in Canton?"

While others of you will gasp in surprise, "Canton! Not the Canton."

Canton is the birthplace of football and the house of the Football Hall of Fame.

Yes, that's right folks, the one and only Pro Football Hall of Fame. It has everything from the history of football, the hall of fame room, history of every team, lots of in-game uniforms, footballs, helmets, cleats, play-calling recordings, interviews, theater showing the road to the Superbowl (it would be amazing to watch a Seahawks game on this TV), the Vince Lombardi trophy, to all the Super Bowl rings and lots more.

Yes, it's a football fan's paradise. 

Here's a few photos of just some things we got to see there.

The Entrance

The First Football and Helmet

On our way to the hall

The Museum

Yes, it's Steve Largent

Dan Marino

NFC Championship Trophy

The Seahawks showcase

AFC Championship Trophy

The Hall of Fame

Guess who is the man in the middle?

Hall of Fame

Steve Largent's football

The First Hall of Fame Gold Jacket

The Vince Lombardi Trophy

A section of a field outside the building