Sunday, July 12, 2009

Road Trip Day Two: Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton

Sign at the end of the Grandstand, Alameda County Fair racetrack, Pleasanton, CA.

Day Two of my Alameda County Fair road trip, and I'm already 448 miles from Del Mar. Actually, the trip was surprisingly quick -- only 5-1/2 hours from Santa Anita Racetrack. Of course, the traffic moves pretty fast along Interstate 5!

There were several of these signs posted around the grandstand, giving the various mileage to other racetracks, including Calder and Belmont. I thought it was a very clever idea.

The weather is fabulous in P-town -- warm and sunny, but only getting up to the mid-80s, which is much cooler than the temperatures in the Los Angeles area this week (where the temperatures are being reported in the triple digits in some areas).

A good crowd was out for the Saturday race card and to take in the fair. Preliminary reports indicate that the attendance figures are up nearly 50 percent over last year. There's nothing like a county fair -- and county fair racing! More photos to come....


Sally said...

Cute picture. Hope you'll post a shot of mule racing!

Anonymous said...

Ptown can get downright hot without a breeze to be found.

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