Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Labor Day Weekend in pictures

As promised, here are a few choice pictures from my Labor Day Weekend! Among other things we celebrated my sister's birthday, went to the Goshen Fair, and took a little trip to the Vanderbilt Estate in New Hyde Park, NY.

This was just a little mini building next to the mansion, but I couldn't resist how you could see through the entire building to the view out onto the Hudson.

View of the Hudson River.

Not bad, right? Gorgeous mansion, but the grounds were just as impressive and the view of the Hudson River was incredible.

Of course, I loved the architecture, too!

THEN on Monday we caught the last day of the Goshen Fair in CT. OH BOY was it a treat! Full of people like this (above), the smell of fried dough mixed with mass amounts of cattle, it was GLORIOUS.

I witnessed my first cattle pull! They lined them up and hooked them onto blocks of cement and these cattle just went for it! Wait, are these oxen? Have I been in New York too long and I don't know my barnyard animals anymore?


OF COURSE the "World's Best Hot Fudge Sunday" is right there. Just my luck!

UM? Paula Deen? Where are you, girl!?

There were fun rides too. I would have loved to go on the Ferris Wheel, but time was short.

Quite a treat huh? I can't wait to go back next year and try one of those deep fried Oreos!

Alicia B.


Alicia said...

Looks like a calorie blast was had by all. By the by I tried a deep fried Oreo a couple of years back & it was disgusting. Give me one out of the bag with a cold glass of milk anyday.

Anonymous said...

You really missed out not having those deep fried Oreos. MAN are those good. And isn't the cattle pull surprisingly awesome?! I love fairs. Remind me to join you next year.

Down Pillow said...

Looks like so much fun - glad to hear you had a great time :)

Alicia B. Designs said...

Alicia, I haven't had an oreo in YEARS. I think it's time to try one out...not deep fried though.

Anon--I"M NOT CONVINCED that deep fried oreos are that good. I've heard some not good things about them (see above). We shall go next year thought together!

Down Pillow-It was super fun. Amazing people watching, obvi.