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Irish Fest!

Saturday was Irish Fest!  Never fear, we did do a bike ride earlier big grin  Just a relatively quick 31 miles round trip to the lake and back:

lake george

A lot less tourists now!!

Then it was fest time!  This is a pretty big event. It is held at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds.  There are 3 stages set up with music going on all day from traditional to contemporary.

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Some Irish dancers.

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I don’t drink very often anymore, but I do enjoy beer. – Guinness!

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Woo Hoo!

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We were watching the Makem Brothers:

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They were good, but didn’t sing enough.  Too much talking!  :D

There were a lot of choices for food and we were really hungry after listening to this group. Kind of left the house in a hurry and with all that riding I wanted to eat!  There were the usual fair food suspects, but also a lot of foods you normally don’t see at a fair:

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I ended up getting the colcannon and a scone.  Colcannon is usually a cabbage and potato dish, but this one was done with kale and bacon. No picture because we got talking with someone and I ate half of it standing up.  :oops:   It was pretty good, although they served the colcannon as a cold salad (it’s normally warm).

 

There were lots of vendors there selling all kinds of Irish (and Scottish) stuff.

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Official Guinness merchandise.

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I had no idea there was official merchandise other than beer.

Alpacas!

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Not Irish, but pretty darn cute big grin  This was next to a booth selling all kinds of alpaca wool goods.

And for the brave at heart (which would not be me):

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Skipped that and went for something more appealing to eat with the next group.

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That is the bread and drink! Only $3 for fair food!  I already had eaten a piece before taking a picture, too.

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The evening group we watched was Hair of the Dog:

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They are a local group in Albany and play a lot around.

I would have liked to stay for Gaelic Storm, but it was getting really cold and we were a bit tired.  Plus I wanted to stop by my sister’s house.  All in all a good time!

Check this out!  After Sunday’s bike ride (which was really cold – starting out at 39 degrees confusedhock:  :shock:  ), here is where my yearly mileage sits:

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600 miles to go!  There are going to be some very cold rides  coming up to get to 2500.

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