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Friday, 09 May 2008

Neighborhood Festivals, Spring Edition

Spring means festivals in small towns and urban neighborhoods. They're worth a peek - especially the ones that support local artists, shops, and organizations. And the funny ones. And the ones that have bocce tournaments.

Last weekend's garden festival outside of Philadelphia required the closing of a very large street - and of course this was the first thing that got her attention - Walking In the Middle of the Street Without Getting Yelled at Is Cool!

After 12 minutes of walking up the middle of the street giggling the whole way at the outrageousness of it, she got her first dose of face painting ("The butterfly costs this many dollars," said the helpful face-painter lady, holding up five (5!!!) fingers), dog parades, and  moon-bounce madness. She and her father split some pizza and orange cicles (both the eating and the wearing of them), and then went out for a turn on the dance floor.

It was a good day. Random, expensive, and hot (we forgot the sunscreen), but very funny and good. With that, I give you video evidence that my husband might dance, if he thinks no one's looking. Now he just needs to learn how to bounce.

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