Friday, September 4, 2009

More from the Nebraska State Fair

Some of my first posts to this blog back in February were of the time we were spending at consumer travel shows, and the Nebraska State Fair isn't much different. Here you see that the booth looks quite the same. It's been pretty quiet during the week, but we expect huge crowds as the weather turns nice just in time for Labor Day weekend and the Nebraska Cornhusker's 2009 season debut on Saturday.
I'm not the most talented railroader in the world (in fact, I'm not a railroader at all), but I think I did do a good job on my Thomas the Train railroad tracks, if I do say so myself. For some reason, the resident railroader isn't too interested in model trains.
The addition to our booth display this year is Spike the Engineer, mascot of the Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center. He is extremely popular.
No, this isn't Nebraska Outback inside the vinyl this time, it's actually the Mister - does he look taller?
It seems all of the little boys want to shake his hand, give him a high five or a hug. Except, of course, the ones who want to use him as a punching bag. Always have to watch out for them.
Thursday was kids day at the Nebraska State Fair, so there were lots of little ones around. It poured most of the day, so the dry Devaney Center was a very popular place to spend some time.
So far we've received a great reception for all of the great things there are to do in Lincoln County and western Nebraska. It's always fun to make new friends.

Thanks for stopping by. The coffee is always on.

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