Thursday, June 24, 2010

Alameda Fair, Pleasanton, Ca

Thursday: (06/24) Breakfast was ham and cheese bagels. Lou and Dawn started the day with a trip to see some used cabinets found on the Internet. They turned out to not be what is needed for some kitchen cabinet changes. The old cabinet plywood is so much better than new plywood and just needs to be equal to or bigger than is needed. No luck today but with all the home remodels and with good salvage programs the good stuff may show up some day. Our true mission for today was to go to the Alameda County Fair in Pleastanton about 35 miles East of home.

Pleasanton Pleasanton
We started with lunch downtown on Main Street at the Rising Loaf Bakery cafe. I had a Reuben Sandwich Dawn and Lou shared a teriyaki chicken sandwich all preceded with a couple of brownies.

Alameda Fair Gardens Alameda Fair Gardens
They have some nice display gardens.

Homemade Motorhome Homemade Motorhome
Here is a neat old homemade motorhome. Very aerodynamic.

Dawn And A Goat Animal Pens At Alameda Fair
We enjoyed looking at the animals. Lots of curious goats.

Curious Goats
Neighbors chatting or the fence.

Johnny Rivers Show Johnny Rivers Show
They have a really nice fairgrounds and the fair was really nice too. Very commercial but still had the essentials (animals, crafts, etc) well displayed. We enjoyed the show as well. We don't check on who the entertainers are but usually choose our day at the fair to avoid crowds and fit our schedule.

Johnny Rivers Show
We really lucked out because tonight the entertainer was Johnny Rivers of Secret Agent Man fame. His show was excellent and he did many of his well know tunes. We weren't sitting too close but he looked like a young man, not someone nearing seventy. It's hard to believe he had hit tunes out before the Beatles came to the US.

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