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Photographic Highlights from the 2013 DuPage County Fair

As is typical, I attended the DuPage County Fair this year with my children and some of their frendz. Here’s a short photo essay on the overall riff of the place:

There were the same old (antique) tractors as always, expect this time there was at least on chick, hatching:

Antique Tractor, DuPage County Fair 2013

There was a man on stilts eyeballing the fair map:

Man on Stilts with Beanie Cap Reviews Maps of DuPage County Fair

The food photography and colors never fail to appeal:

Corn Dogs & Etc.

Some pig:

Pig at DuPage County Fair

Fudge the Horse had her first fair:


Fantasy Amusements thinks of everything for the whole family, including the baby changing station:

Baby Changing Station

There is very little chance you will get a basketball into these hoops:

Basketball Shot Carnival Game

I couldn’t decide if this goat spooked me out or made me happy:

Goat Looks Forlornly

We took a look inside a log home built out of a redwood tree:

The Original World Famous Redwood Log House

The chickens were in top shape:

Chickens and Other Fowl at DuPage County Fair

The rides were top-notch, as usual (more on them later)

DuPage County Fair in Tilt-Shift, 2013

The dude on stilts found his bike and his way around the joint:

Man on Stilts Riding a Bike, in Tilt-Shift

God bless us all:


Here’s a video with some Mel Torme:

DuPage County Fair 2013 from Daniel X. O’Neil on Vimeo.

Registration Form for Religious Education Program at St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish, Winfield for 2013 – 2014

If you we looking for the registrations form for the Religious Education Program at St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish in Winfield, IL,¬†for the upcoming 2013 – 2014 year, I’ve got you covered. You can view and download these forms here.

The forms are not available anywhere else online, and I just received them by email, so I thought I would share.

Otherwise, here’s a picture of a barn in Ohio:

Mini Filter Fourth of July, Fort Royal Farm

Fort Royal Fourth of July, 2013-style

We had a great 4th of July with the Copplers at Fort Royal Farm this year.

We bought a large amount of fireworks:

Fireworks at Krazy Kaplans
There were the requisite patriotic table coverings:

Mini Filter Fourth of July, Fort Royal Farm

SL was pleased with the progress of Carol Ann’s memorial garden, set on the perfect spot near the ridge of the farm:

SL at the Carol Ann Memorial Garden on Fort Royal Farm

I got some badass stock photo shots of wheat fields:

Wheat Field, Fort Royal Farm, Fourth of July

Downtown Carey is cool, especially when viewed in this “mini” setting:

Downtown Carey, OH

We were able to get over to the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation

Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, Ohio

And then we were off top Cedar Point!