It Was Time For Break….a Trip to the Fair!
I am a huge believer in taking breaks. When I say break, I mean getting up and away from my desk. I have made it a habit to change my environment several times a day. Usually, I take a 5 to 10 minute walk around the neighborhood, or cruise across the street the the park. I don’t know about you, but after a while, my brain starts to wander and then I begin to lose my focus. Taking a break gives our minds a chance to re-energize and gain a new perspective.
We went to the fair! –
This past Wednesday, I did more than just take a little break. I took the whole day off! We had a total environment change. We went down to the Ventura County Fair, just a few miles from where I live. Not only was it a change of environment, but it gave us something to do that was out of the ordinary. It was a fun day of food, entertainment and a learning experience. We go at least once every year when the fair is in town. I took a few photos to share our day with you.
We took a walk out onto the pier where I took this picture of the fairgrounds. You can see the giant ferris wheel on the left. It was such a beautiful day.
The Giant Ferris Wheel is one of my favorite rides. The view at the top is amazing (I have no picture of that). The fairgrounds are located right at the beach, so when you are at the top, you get 360 degree view and can see the Pacific ocean, islands, mountains, and Santa Barbara to the north and Port Hueneme to the south.
As the sun was setting, 3 Doors Down took to the stage. They played an awesome show, a lot of their hits such as Kryptonite, It’s Not My Time, and When I’m Gone, and an awesome cover of Megadeth’s Symphony of Destruction. They rocked the house, which was actually the speedway.
After the show, we strolled over to see the the animals at the agricultural area where we saw a ton of cows, goats, sheep, chicken, rabbits, turkies, geese, and more. We came across a huge mother hog feeding her little offspring. There were at least a dozen of them. She had just laid down as I was taking pictures.
Earlier in the day, we had watched a horse and mule show. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any pictures of that. At first, I didn’t notice that they were mules because they looked very much like horses. If you really look at these beautiful animals, you could see that they weren’t horses. The woman conducting the show explained that mating a Jack, a male donkey, with a mare, a female horse, it produces a mule. At one point in my life, I think I learned that, but had forgotten that fact! She went on to say that a mule is 5 times smarter than a horse and had a better personality, but didn’t go on to tell us how they came up with those statistics. I enjoyed watching the mules jumping and performing tricks while learning about them.
The night was capped off with a spectacular fireworks show that lasted almost 15 minutes. We had such a great time at the fair. We have gone every year since we’ve been in Ventura, which is almost ten years now. It gives me a chance to get away from my every day activities and get a chance to re-energize so that when I get back to my desk the next day, I will be refreshed and re-focused. I got a break away from my daily monotony and got to have a new and fun experience.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures. I wanted to share a little bit of my day off with you.
What do you do to take a break, or take a day off?
Do you have a County Fair in your area? do you go? I would love to hear your experiences!
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Jodene Brown is an entrepreneur living in Ventura, California who helps others to have a home based businesses and become financially free.
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