Saturday, December 18, 2010

Fun, Diversión, Family, Familia (2)

We're still at Newington's annual Mill Pond Extravaganza, so let's continue with our stroll around the park.

I'm sure you're quite hungry, and as you can see, we have a great selection of foods that you gorge yourself on. Be careful though as the heaviness of all those great carnival foods will become downright lethal in that hot New England sun (yes, the temps are still kissing that infamous triple digit).

This is another view of some of those carnival rides from last week. This pic was taken from the half of the park where no one was wandering through save a few of the vendors. The sky is mighty fantastic looking blue, don't you think?

Now I'm thinking that you think I'm pulling your leg about the hot summer day, but if you compare this picture of the pond with one from this particular post, you'll see that I am definitely not pulling your leg (as a matter of fact, the 3rd picture in the link was taken almost from the exact same spot as the one you're currently looking at). That white looking stuff on top of the pond is actually algae. During this particular week, Newington was suffering through a spate of exquisitely hot weather sans rainfall, and this was the end result. Because of this algae, there were no paddle boats rides during the Extravaganza either.

Again, this is a view from the seldom used section of the park showing just how many vendors (arts and crafts, local businesses, and even the politicos that were campaigning) there were that weekend.

A random shot of another street vendor's wares. No idea who the guy is off to the right, because beyond the general purpose crowd shots, I made a concentrated effort not to get any individuals in my shots.


  1. It even looks hot in these shots. I like that the REN festival I attend is in the fall, a must for down here or else the temps would be unbearable.

  2. Charles: It was unreal that day. The most popular attraction was the cherry picker fire hose that the fire department set up. Even I went under the spray to cool off.

    The fall for a festival sounds positively ideal. No killer heat to speak of and a relaxing time for all.

  3. This makes me long for the summer, G, and sunscreen - it looks like it was wicked hot!

  4. It does look hot in the pictures, if that's possible. Now I want popcorn, even though I just stuffed myself with Thai food.

  5. Talon: It was incredibly hot that day. The library actually did a brisk business because of the A.C. that they were churning out.

    13/13: It was so hot that even if you stood completely still, there wasn't a breeze strong enough to move even a single strand of hair.

  6. I swear these pics are exuding glorious heat upon me! Especially the shiny water-
    Now I want fried dough with cinnamen. One time me n Lil Sis got stuck at the top of the ferris wheel for an hour. My sis was about 5 I think, n cried cause I thought it was funny to rock the bucket! My Mom was freaked when we got down. I had no clue of danger. My sis is still scared of heights...
    Instead of paddle boats you needed slop-breakers (Kinda like ice-breakers).
    Sometimes I sneak folks not facing into the lens in the shot- as long as they're unrecognozable- they pass.

    Thanks for the summer day!

  7. Snaggle: I don't think that I've ever gotten stuck on a ferris wheel like that, only on one where me and a few friends had to jump off because it was raining and they couldn't quite bring it to a complete stop.

    The town actually cleaned the algae out the day before in order to have the paddle boat rides but the heat was so bad that the stuff came back the very next day.

  8. great photos - thanks for the comment and here's to keeping you interested in what i have to rant about!

  9. Ryan: Thanks for stopping by to say hi.

    I'm always on the lookout for a good rant blog and I don't have many that I read to begin with.

    And you're more than welcome for the comment.


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