Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Midwinter Fair -- October 15, 2008


In 1893 the American economy was suffering through a slump. Mike De Young of the San Francisco Chronicle was inspired by Chicago's Columbian Exposition to bring some of its exhibits to Golden Gate Park for a World's Fair. Today's De Young Museum and Japanese Tea Garden are descendants of fair exhibits.
Last night as the DX was pulling off of One onto Palmetto a fire truck went by with siren blaring on its way up Palmetto. As we waited to pull out of the first stop, a South San Francisco engine crossed the freeway on Manor and continued across towards the beach. As we tried to turn right from Manor onto Oceana, we heard a siren and saw paramedics go by and turn onto Manor. After I got off the bus and was driving up Linda Mar, another engine went by going towards the beach. I have not been able to find out what was happening.
Tonight the candidates had the last presidential debate. It was more active. Bob Schieffer tried hard to keep them on point. They argued about who was running a nastier campaign. I didn't see a knockout blow.

1 comment:

expoguy2 said...

Hi Joe.....
You might enjoy reading the 2-week series of Blogs I recently did on the Midwinter Fair.
Ken - KenBlog