I took a day to enjoy the local Maple Fair. Scooter was there as usual and I was the sport. The Maple Fair is like a giant NYC block party without our culinary favorites.
There is one oddity that should be exported to NYC the blooming onion. It is a massive fried Texas White Onion served in the shape of a flower. The Pizza and Italian food are not even close.
Scooter asked me if the oddities at the parade compared to NYC. The Shriners in Fezs
racing all over the place was odd. However I lived in Manhattan and the Gay Pride and Haloween Parade passed my appartment. 450lb lesbiams wearing angel wings and leather underpants on choppers singing Gloria Estefan tune was a classic. Seeing fifty adult men dress up like Sponge Bob another fifty like Lizzie Grubman and another 100 as Deborah Harry was memorable. I pointed to Scooter look there are the my friends from NYC. The men wearing skirts were the local bagpipe brigade.
The crowd booed the handful of Republicans and cheered Bernie Sanders. Sanders attempted to shake my hand but I told him I am allergic to Socialists. Sanders and the local veterans drew the largest applause. One float with kids was memorable because a todler fell asleep on the float. The crowd roared when the kid woke up.
There was a parade of classic cars and old tractors as well. There was no lumberjacks singing Abba songs.
I also took a trip to the local swamp in search of the rare Muhlenbergs bog turtle and struck out . I did see a few Snapping Turtles , Painted turtles and a wood turtle
but no trace of my Muhlenbergs bog turtle. I also saw my first mudpuppy and they are rare long salamanders about the size of my hand and much thinner then I imagined.
This week was also the football draft and Big Blue did well at the top and not so well in later rounds. However they better hope they can find a free agent defensive tackle in a hurry. The Eagles did well and took a lot of great players.
Mr Beamish in 08, Ducky to be sent to North Korea and 167 RIP