Off We Go The The First Fair Of The Season
Our 2009 theme celebrated that which feeds our souls ? music. From rock to country to big band to music from around the world, the Fair featured all types of music, as well as a historical look at music through the centuries.
Vicky, Del, Sue and Paul get into the "Gray Ghost" and head for San Diego. Every summer, thousands of people participate in the San Diego County Fair as vendors, performers, competitive exhibitors, sponsors, employees, and of course, as visitors. In other words, a whole lot of people get involved in the daily activities of the San Diego County Fair.
Some people, both locals and tourists alike, still refer to this annual summer event as the Del Mar Fair. A few years back, the Del Mar Fair was renamed the San Diego County Fair in order to capture all of San Diego County, and not just the lovely coastal City of Del Mar.
This year?s fair celebrates ?Music Mania? and will include music from a wide variety of sources including marching bands to garage bands. In fact, the fair will feature nearly 24,000 performers and entertainers, from nationally known bands to children?s dance troupes. Musicians of all genres and ages will be showcased and appreciated by thousands of people.
We walked through a jukebox when entering the fair
Sue met the doggie people 30 seconds after entering the grounds
The babies were excited
Vicky and Del
Ten Pound Buns
Did you know? - Ten Pound Buns?, a leading provider of quality foods served at County fairs and specialty events in and around California. Based in Murrieta, CA, the Ten Pound Buns? food concession business sells products at County fairs in San Diego, Orange, Ventura, Antelope Valley, and Los Angeles.
Bing Crosby Hall
Did you know? - Bing Crosby Hall Dimensions in feet: 319 x 100 Ceiling height: 24 feet Square footage: 31,900 Booth space: 150 10x10 booths Capacity: 3,500 people in theater set-up; 2,200 people in classroom set-up.
Where Paul Gets His Retirement Shirts
The birthplace of all of my retirement shirts
On The High Wires
To the racetrack
The Italian food was easy to find
Gliding over the midway
Everything was beautiful
Read the menu's carefully!!!!
Did you know? There's a special kind of food treat awaiting those that go to their local county fair. I hadn't realized there was such a think as deep fried twinkies until i saw it at the San Diego County fair a few years ago. What an advanced food concept! Now of course, I have them for breakfast..... Just kidding. If it's unhealthy and a guilty pleasure, it's all there waiting for you at the fair. I believe the reason that some people believe (as oldwirld points out below) that Twinkies increase life span is because of all the preservatives they contain. They don't have a shelf life, they have a half life.
Coming in for a landing
After lunch, we should all run around the track at least once!
1,000 miles in the sky
Heart attack food
World's largest BBQ
Did you know? -Watch out this fall for Juicy?s BBQ Truck, the world?s largest mobile BBQ grill. Stretching out over 100 feet long, this barbecue grill, which gets hauled around by a semi, can grill over 1,000 items of food at once. Having already been scheduled to make appearances at county fairs, as well as NFL and NCAA football games across the country this fall, keep your eyes open for Juicy?s BBQ truck to be grilling up tons of barbeque and tailgating food all season long. And don?t forget to bring your appetite.
Off To The Dog Show!
Did You Know? - A Rescue dog is a dog that has been rescued from possible euthanasia in an animal shelter, that has been saved from an abusive or severely neglectful home, or that is simply no longer wanted by its owner.
Many dogs end up in rescues because they were purchased because of what the owner thought they wanted, not because of what the dog would require. Dog Rescue groups take dogs in for a number of reasons. Dogs may have had a owner die and are left with no one to care for them. They may have gotten away from the family while traveling or during a storm. They may have been abandoned intentionally. They may have been turned in for behavioral problems that owners chose to ignore, rather than address properly. They may have been a bad fit for the family or the living quarters. Some people have to relocate overseas, others go into retirement homes who won?t allow pets. There are many reasons for dogs to end up with a rescue group.
Vicky and Del
Ready for the dogs
Del and Paul
Del, Vicky and Sue are also ready for the doggie show
Watering the grounds before the show
A little bit of magic
The eight of spades is inside the lemon
The babies arrive
Standing on one hand
Relaxed or what???
Running in place
Time to jump
On Our Way to The Other Side
Better to fly than walk
Up up and away
The ocean in the background