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We have just enough Irish blood flowing through the family to head up to Long Beach, Ca and El Dorado Park for the 'Big Irish Fair and music Festival' Sunday. El Dorado Park covers 800 acres and has 3 fishing lakes and a golf course. In 1984, the Summer Olympics Archery event was held there. The Park acts as a flood relief area for part of east Long Beach sided by the San Gabriel River. The river's headwaters are up in the San Gabriel mountains north and east of LA, flowing south and west draining into the Pacific between Seal Beach (Hi Karen!) and Long Beach.
Many music stages and pretty much non-stop Irish music, traditional to modern. We sat in on The Humble Hooligans and The Golden Boughs
Several stages had Irish Step Dancing competitions and displays. There were influences from Scottish to Welsh. We watched a Bagpipe show which spurred an impromptu street performance of Irish dance.
Of course, a sheepdog exhibit with sheep herding.
Flashbacks to our last vacation :D
Not something you see everyday, the car - not the leprechaun! Ireland is not so much known for its automotive history.. though most people recognize DeLorean. John DeLorean (father of the GTO) founded his self-named company back in 1975 producing his Stainless Steel cars until sidetracked by, shall we say, drug related legal woes. There were a few over 8000 DeLoreans made. This was the first I had seen or heard of the Shamrock - designed and built in Ireland in 1959 - all 8 of them.A bit more detail can be found here
All in all, a very pleasant outing with family capped with beautiful weather.
I'll leave you with a bit of wisdom from Mr Murphy -
If you think everything seems to be going well,
You obviously don't understand the situation.
If you tinker and improve something for long enough,
Eventually it will break
By making something absolutely clear,
Somebody will be confused
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