Friday, March 20, 2009

The Ostrich Festival (P*S*C* #16)

What would YOU think if you saw this sign on the side of the road? Would YOU want to go?

Somehow, the idea of going to something never gone to before intrigued me - Wes not as much. After all, it would provide a goal for us to complete at our work project, and we could eat lunch there, too.

So, we took a break and headed to Tumbleweed Park.

Much to our surprise, there was a huge turnout for this festival. We saw the parking fee alone was $5.00 and opted to walk from a distance instead - exercise, you know?

Once at the gate, there were lines forming at the ticket booth.

And wild rides to be viewed in the distance. This was a big deal! And $9.00 per person to enter. To pay $18.00 for just an hour break here seemed crazy! Besides, where were the ostriches?

We walked around the fence to see if we could spot any ostrich action - this wasn't exactly how we imagined a festival celebrating ostriches should look like. But wait! There they are!!! Poor things are penned up and on the 6:00 news later that night we heard how they were racing these awkward guys. If you look closely, you can see that we finally found these attractive-challenged birds in a pen far from the ride action.

We opted out. Oh, well. At least we tried.

3 comments:

The Lindahl News said...

Heather, this is what I was referring to!

Timi + Andrew said...

This is the silliest thing I have ever heard... Who is even thinking about racing ostriches????

Linnea said...

Deb, this is just the type of thing I'd be intrigued by and want to explore too! I'm glad you had a chance to check it out (from afar) and get to the bottom of things! Too bad it's already ended!