Monday, August 18, 2008

Heritage Festival Festivities



Caught a bit of the Heritage Festival on Friday night. We started with dinner (and beers, of course) at Sidetrack and then had a mellow amble through the happenings.

Saturday morning we paraded with 'Local Motion' -- a combo of Bike Ypsi, Ypsi Food Coop, Growing Hope and a local farmer. Pete, the farmer, brought along a trailer with goats and chickens in it and other folks had some rabbits in cages on wagons. Best part? We were behind the Willow Run High School band (and not some singing-to-canned-music-Christians on a float -- whew). The route was short, which was probably best as riding at 2mph is, um, hard. It is extra hard when you have an impatient 6 year old on a trail-a-bike attached you.







After an afternoon spent recovering from the parade at home, the kids and I set out for the festival again. We got ice cream at Luwak and watched the robots for a while. The high schoolers even let O drive one for a bit and both had fun being chased around the parking lot by a robot with a pizza box body (and it was made with an Aubrey's box, even!). A kind friend brought me a beer to help sustain me through the hour we volunteered to work the bike valet booth -- something the kids did not want to do. We talked about pitching in and keeping commitments and all survived. That left only eating sandwiches and grooving to Hullabaloo to round out the evening.

5 comments:

TeacherPatti said...

Um, is that a giant carrot that I see in the bottom picture? If so, that is AWESOME! Both phallic and, uh, orange.

Don't 4get to give me a buzz if you hit the CB anytime soon...last two weeks of freedom...ugh....

Zoe the Wonder Dog said...

There was a giant pea pod too, but the carrot really stole the show. He was grooving to the marching band and had so much fun, he kept up his carrotness long into the day... until he wilted.

I'm not sure about the two weeks of freedom! I've got to get my shit together for the new term. I'm sure I'll still manage to drink beer, tho.

TeacherPatti said...

They always wilt eventually, don't they? :)

I'm using our three "professional development" days next week to get shit together. I will get to see my beloved Mr. Peoples, so I hope we can dream up some cool beginning of the school year stuff :)

Ypsipearl said...

I want to get beer, too. Hey, I signed up for the Taco Tour! My first Bike Ypsi ride. I'm excited.

TeacherPatti said...

Hey, *I* signed up for the Taco Tour, too! And I want to drink beer!! We'll be great at the commune together, the three of us :)