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A Night at the Fair | In My Travels

by Jamie Sanford on July 25, 2016

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I love the fair. The sights and sounds, the weird food choices, the questionable rides, it’s all part of the magic. It’s even better when the fair is in your town! This year, we went to the fair on a weeknight (which felt strange) with David and Brian. It was Brian’s first time at the Meadowlands Fair!

First stop, snacks! We ended up not getting any of these. We have a system, and it generally begins with a corn dog. I almost NEVER want a hot dog, but I can’t resist a corn dog at the fair.

Hi Brian!

The light was amazing as the sun was setting.

Look at the light! There are benefits to going to the fair while it is still light out!

Always, a stop is required for meat on a stick for Will.

I interrupted him for this photo.

I really appreciate and enjoy the fonts and design on the food stands.

I refuse to ride these swings. We left the rides mostly to David and Brian, but I did join them for an AMAZING turn on the Tilt-A-Whirl.

Another successful trip to the fair. Now to look forward to the more traditional (meaning a mix of carnival elements and farm animal showcases) fair in a few weeks.

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Sandy Hook, New Jersey | In My Travels

by Jamie Sanford on January 4, 2016

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We woke up on Will’s birthday last month, and he told me that he wanted to go to Sandy Hook – part of the National Park Service’s Gateway Recreational Area. I didn’t realize how much is going on there, as I haven’t been since I was a small child. All images taken with the Sony NEX-6.

One end of the park contains the remnants of what used to be Fort Hancock.

Some of the buildings look to be in better shape than others.

Sandy Hook Light is the oldest working lighthouse in the United States.

A park at the opening to the fort contains Nike missiles.

We then moved on to a few different parking areas – some are more scenic, while the last one was a proper beach.

We tend to visit many places in their off-season. It makes for empty locations and opportunities for images like this one.

It was a great outing choice by William, a beautiful day at the mostly empty park. Take some time in 2016 to go somewhere you haven’t been before!

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Photography: McFaul Environmental Center

by Jamie Sanford on October 26, 2015

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We are lucky to live in a county with a great collection of parks. We are apartment dwellers and so any opportunity to enjoy the outdoors is welcome, especially as the fall sets in. As of late, we have been visiting McFaul Environmental Center a lot. Here are some images from our most recent trip. All images taken with the Sony NEX-6.





The Halloween decor included this photobombing ghost.








And then you see the weird tree that looks like a Dr. Seuss character.

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Photography: New Jersey State Fair, Part 2

by Jamie Sanford on August 24, 2015

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To see the first post of images from the New Jersey State Fair, click here. I recommend going to any and all fairs or festivals. There are 2 garlic festivals coming up in the area, the Pocono Garlic Festival and the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival.

We saw multiple cows and sheep being prepared for the show ring.

Watching the sheep and cow shows is one of my favorite things about the fair.

Every year that we go to the fair, we purchase lots of local honey. Plus you get a look at the honey queen! (The honey queen is a person. We also saw a queen bee in the bee display.)

 

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Photography: New Jersey State Fair

by Jamie Sanford on August 17, 2015

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We recently went to the annual New Jersey state fair. I cannot recommend enough that you attend one of these fairs if you have on in your area.

Part 2 of this post coming soon!

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