2011 New York State Fair

Okay, we went to the NY State Fair this year.  I was exhausted, so I didn’t really enjoy myself like I could have, but we went through the carriage museum and saw lots of cool, old carriages:
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and milk delivery vehicles:
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and of course, sleighs, for winter:
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There was a corner in this building dedicated to Deacon Doubleday, a radio personality, from when I was really young and before (I remember my Mom listening to him while making our breakfast every morning):
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The annual butter sculpture is never a disappointment:
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A Strates Shows trailer at the midway:
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A steam engine:
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And a tractor somewhat like the first one my Dad had, I think:
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Here’s my Dad and my younger brother on the tractor in 1967. I’m digging the glacier carved hills in the background. This was our view while I was growing up. I wish I still had this view!
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Wait, here’s another photo I just found. I think it is the same tractor. This photo is from 1966. My Dad talking to his sister, with my Grandpa. I’m in the background running on the porch.
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Back to the fair. I didn’t see anything more. Well, I did, but I didn’t take photos. Here’s a fuzzy end to the day:
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I didn’t get to do half of what I wanted to do because there were just so many people there!  There is always next year.

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