Today at work we had a summer carnival.
We had hot dogs and nachos for lunch and also some assorted carnival treats like popcorn and cotton candy. Can you believe that I didn’t take any pictures of the food?
In the background of the picture you can see the crane for the East County Hall of Justice.
This is one of the games that I didn’t do so well in. I did not make a single basket. I had to earn tickets somewhere else.
This game was the hardest, and the last time I checked no one was able to complete the task. The object of the game is to get the bottle to stand up. I think that if it had been on a perfectly level surface I might have been able to do it, and others as well. However, it was a bit off level and the bottom of the bottle would roll downhill as you started to lift the bottle. Even if it had been level in one direction it would have maybe been enough.
Here my friend Mike is doing his best to get the bottle to stabilize so he could lift it with just the right amount of speed to get it to stand up but not flip on over.
We could turn in the tickets that we won for prizes, but the prize selection was not the best. I imagine that it would have been just about right for a grade school carnival. I didn’t have enough tickets for anything more that a few pieces of candy, so gave them away to some friends.
Hmm, I may have to put together a pole with a ring on a string and see if I can get a pop bottle to stand up 🙂
What is your favorite carnival game?