As for this year, we parked the car in front of True Value and followed the tail of the parade down to the Festival on foot. I told the kids that instead of watching the parade, we would actually be in the extended parade. That might have worked on them as toddlers, but my big kids didn't buy it.
Once we got to the park, we checked out the festivities and said hello to all the folks manning this booth and that. We also enjoyed the music set by our friend Dirk Schwenk and his band (sounded great!). It was pretty darned muggy, so after grabbing a yummy strawberry shortcake and placing a silent auction bid on a cute beach cruiser bike in the clubhouse, we headed back up Cape St. Claire Rd. to the shopping center.
Here are some pictures from our day. The first ones are from our time at the Festival on land. The latter ones are from the water, courtesy of an evening boat cruise along the Main Beach and into the Little Magothy. No thunderstorms. No cold weather. No sunburn. Lots of sun, friends, music, food, drinks, games, crafts, dogs, and princesses. I call that a fine day at our fine Strawberry Festival. Post your photos on the Cape Blogger Facebook page and let me know your favorite part of the day.
|Flower made from plastic bottles.|
|SPCA cutie looking for a home.|
|Girl scouts paired up with SPCA. |
My daughter is not a scout, but
she has some lovely friends who are!
|Schwenk and Band|
|Sodas for Sailing|
|Me in the Beer Garden|
|My Bike (didn't get a call that I won...)|
|The Reason for the Revelry|
|Hazy Crazy Main Beach|
|Kids Enjoying the Water|
|Strawberry Festival From the Water|
|Makeshift High Dive |
(Cape kids are smart enough to jump feet first!)
|I am not condoning this but looks like fun!|
|"Hey Mrs. Roberts, where's Henry?!"|
Missing all the fun, apparently!
|Little Magothy Entrance/Water Park|
|Hey, are those water toys?|
|Where did the kids go?|
Somebody must have run them off.
|Me and Laika - my Berry Favorite Dog|