I just went to the San Diego County Fair dubbed the “Fab Fair” this year, and now I really know why it’s called the Fab Fair, not just because it’s fabulous, but because it is a tribute in many ways to the “Fab Four” – the Beatles, that iconic group from Liverpool, England.
The first glaring association very artistically done was at the entrance to a hall full of Beatlemania.
Then when you entered this hall, you were met with pictures of the Beatles, facts about the Beatles, records and albums of theirs on the walls, and so much more. It was like entering a Beatles museum! I enjoyed the experience immensely.
I think I really enjoyed it because England was brought to me, and the Beatles – one of the best groups ever from the country where I was born, was being celebrated in San Diego. This made me proud!
Anyway, more of the Fab Fair now.
We saw animals, cows, pigs, sheep and more
and some unusual looking hamsters
There was a turkey stampede; this year I missed the swine race, but I think I might have written about it previously or at least showed a picture or two
Our mouth watered at the sight of all the food and the smells of it too
Some things I did not even want to try such as Frogs Legs!
Then of course, it was time for the kids to have their fun and they wanted rides!
Incase you are wondering about the cost of the tickets, here is a picture that shows you the information. Don’t forget there are certain days that you can pay $30 for a wristband and ride all day.
More Beatlemania to show you just how much it’s not just the Fab Fair, but about the Fab Four
Don’t forget to look at the beautiful landscaping displays, this year – there was more art tied into the theme
Lastly, don’t miss out on the wonderful free entertainment (well included with your paid admission)
Bye Fab Fair, until I see you again next year! Don’t forget everyone, the fair is on until July 6th this year!
I went to Cefalu, which is in Sicily, probably back in 2004 or 2005. I took many pictures in Sicily and have no idea where they are now. One picture that I took and enlarged was just returned to me by someone who took it – but fortunately I got it back. I love this picture, and right now this picture is my only visual memory of the picture postcard place that I would love to return to or at least find more of my pictures of.
Below is the picture that took of Cefalu and framed. The picture above is a picture I took of it as I still have to locate the negative or even the smaller print so that I can perhaps scan it in the future. Taking a picture of a picture is sometimes such a pain, shadows can creep into it or the flash light or the room light shines into the picture. Oh well, I still hope you can see how picturesque Cefalu is.
Well, June is nearly over, and I’ve had a hectic month. I hope you are all enjoying your summer. Let the summer fun begin, and what better than to bring you some of my personal picks (and pics) of San Diego:
1) Balboa Park – this place is full of spectacular and breathtaking sights – just look – this photographer really wants to take a picture of the Botanical Building, but he really should be taking it of the bride
Well, it wasn’t fair to her that she wasn’t in the picture, so I took one myself!
2) San Diego Zoo – world famous and definitely worth your time and money!
My little girl has been going here since she was ever so little and the orangutans did not frighten her away!
3) The Hotel Del – it’s ever so swell!
From any angle, east to west, north to south – it’s perfect!
4) Horton Plaza – most beautiful and the best shopping mall ever!
5) SeaPort Village – a great tourist attraction – don’t miss it!
6) La Jolla Cove – ever so scenic and serene!
Even the birds love it!
7) Carlsbad – The Flower Fields and Legoland
Well, you can’t always visit The Flower Fields, just in March and April of each year, but me and Chandi absolutely love to go there, in fact she insists!
Well, these 7 picks were quick, but don’t be quick when visiting them, take your time and allow at least a day for each one, be sure to remember I gave you that bit of advice!