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Friday, September 19, 2008
The Big E
On Thursday this week we went to Springfield, Massachusetts to what's called "the Big E", which stands for the Eastern States Expo, essentially the equivalent of a state fair, which incorporates 6 states - Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. It's huge and so much fun. It includes booths, fried everything in food (oreos, pickles, cheese cake), displays, and has buildings that look like state houses, one for each of the NE states. What a great thing! We left here at about 3 p.m. and got there at 3:30 ... once again, total amazement at how close everything is here. I'm posting a video of Kate and Matt going down this massive slide. It's pretty funny.
In the evening time there were a couple of parades that went down the streets of the grounds and one of them was a Marde Gras-type parade with the throwing of beads. Wes and Kate loved it and gathered about 6 each (which tonight they've promptly cut into little pieces with their play scissors). The Big E goes practically the entire month of September with big-name concerts and such on weekends.