In true Hubby Fashion, Hubby abstained from the Fair yet again. But that didn't stop me. I had a date to meet my neighbor at the booth she was running at 10 a.m., and by jove I made it there at 10 a.m. Almost exactly.
She was running the booth that sold coffee in the early morning, but by the time I arrived they were selling (and consuming) beer. The margarita dispensers were not operable yet, but they were being prepared.
We walked down about a block, then my neighbor had to turn back and get to her booth. So I proceeded alone. There was a huge crowd and the street was barely navigable. But I navigated to a lot of booths with antiques. Many with jewelry. And tons of food and clothing booths. Here is a partial list of things I didn't buy: silver necklace; cowboy hat; succulents; various Donald Ducks; antique hinged box; "designer" sunglasses; beaded coin purse. Here is a complete list of things I bought: book.
Here is a view looking towards the water from D Street.
I thought this picture, taken right before I headed home, was interesting. There were a couple of banks of port-a-potties. These two little dogs were very unhappy to be left outside, but the owner seemed to have a grip on their leashes from inside the potty. Incidentally the margarita machine was up and running by this time - just past 11. It seemed to be fairly popular.
I was just congratulating myself on all the things I didn't buy, but then I passed the library and had to zoom in just to see. I headed right for the "special" section and bought something I can't write about since it's a present for someone else. But it was quite a gem and only cost $2.50. So I count that as a complete success!
Then I came home and got my yogurt and latte. I was just starting to enjoy my lunch when there was a ding-dong at my door. It turned out to be two ding-dongs. Heehee. Not really. It was the mayor and an assistant who were campaigning. I took the opportunity to complain about a couple of things, in the most good-nature way possible. I won't write about them here since that's not the type of thing that goes on The Blog. But I'll keep an eyeball peeled and if the things get fixed I will let you all know so you can reelect the mayor.