Monday, October 31, 2011

the Ferris Wheel

Last Saturday was Carnival – the High School’s annual fundraiser.  It’s kind of like a fair.  They sell food, have face painting and a dunk tank, among other games.  Live music, pony rides, and of course, the ferris wheel. 

Ukarumpa’s ferris wheel is a homemade contraption with 4 seats, and it’s powered by High School boys.  Although we’ve been to Carnival before (see this post from last year), none of us has ever ridden the ferris wheel.  So we decided it was time to take the plunge.

One of the operators said apologetically, as he was having trouble fastening the seat belt, “These aren’t very good belts.”  This photo is of me replying , “Well that’s reassuring!”

Greg did surprisingly well.  He cried a little bit, but for the most part seemed to do ok as I prattled reassuringly about how fun it all was.

With a man-powered ride, getting a good weight balance is important.  Unfortunately there were no other adults when it was Brian’s turn to ride, and so he was on with three small-ish boys.  More work for those spinning the wheel trying to keep it going at a steady rate!

Greg tries on mom’s sunnies.

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