Monday, July 20, 2009

Second Slice of Americana

For whatever reason, this weekend turned out to be the weekend of Americana. I guess the minor league baseball game wasn't quite enough nostalgia of simpler times for us. So, on Sunday we headed to a county fair. The Alameda County fair, located in Pleasonton, CA which is about 45 minutes from San Jose.

The fair had a little bit of everything including farm animals, model trains, antique tractors, carnival rides and of course agriculture displays. The only drawback being that it must of been about 100 degrees when we first arrived at the fair. This kept the crowds to a minimum, but made us have seek shelter in the shade or air conditioning every so often.

I tried to tell this guy he had something on his face. Sadly, he just stared at me. Oh well.

Tonja had better luck talking with the animals.

Somebody get this guy a towel, a robe or something.

Good to see they are teaching the kids in 4h some useful life skills these days.

Perhaps, this makes me a nerd, but I was digging the model rail road displays.

For the drive-in movie theater, the builder of this rail road lay out went to the trouble of installing a mini LCD screen that he played real movies on. Very nice.

So, there you have it. The 2009 Alameda County Fair. It was pretty much the same as every other fair we've been to. But, itwas a good time.

I leave you with one last photo from the weekend...

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