Cloud, cold and snow later in the day
Then the sun came out. I walked through the tons of inside vendors. Had a ball! My wife, not so much! Items were priced very high which I expected but fun to look at. Many of the toys I was interested in were painted and/or restored(?) And looked it! Then on to the museum! Wonderful! Many displays and items to see. I loved it! My wife, well ok. They had tons of places to sit and one room had old Roy Rodgers and Rin Tin Tin playing on an old tv. (Rin Tin Tin of my Rin Tin Tin Dexterity Puzzles!) The museum did have some nice Vindex farm items so that's where the pictures are from. I also sent some Arcade pictures as they are my kind of collectables. And the tin toys are always pretty and interesting to me. Also thought you might enjoy the picture of the tractors hanging to dry. They had a section laid out showing how some of the toys were made. I have sent these jpegs as sized for the web. But I do have the psd's if you would like those for their larger size. Hope you enjoy these.
Reporting Courtesy of Bob Walden
I understand what Bob meant when he said how costly it is just to enter an exhibition such as a home improvement show, or a food tasting fair. My wife and I used to go to the Fete de Gourmand here in Montreal,. It was in September on Ile Notre Dame, where our World's fair was in 1967 to commemorate the 100th birthday of Canada. It was a great place to go since I always was a bit risqué (challenging) and liked out of the ordinary food. There we would try alligator, ostrich, red deer, bison, and a few other things. Just to enter the fair at the time (at least 10 years ago) was $10.00 for parking, $15.00 to enter the grounds, and then of course you had to pay for mere tidbits of the exotica. We went anyway, but the year ofter, the fair was no longer. The cost must have been too prohibitive. The same I could say for the home improvement show, but I have to add one other "party pooper" - everything is in French. And so is the car show. But like Bob said , you can't touch anything, there are long lines to look at everything,and you have to keep moving.