Friday, August 07, 2009


The world's largest house party. Where are all the people? Inside where it's cool, at some neighbor's, at the horse races, or on the porch we can't see. In my enthusiasm, I shot this picture through our windshield.

In 1889 families gathered at this location to picnic and race their mules and horses. Over the years their weekend get-together grew into a week-long gathering of events and political speeches. JB saw Ronald Reagan here.

Today the racetrack is surrounded with two and three-story homes open one week a year. More homes were built on other areas of the fairgrounds totaling some 600 that look like a cardboard movie set they are so close together, and there are hundreds of RV spots. It's a happening.

2009 Red Convertible Travel Series

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