Dancing in strawberry bubbles 7


Today was the strawberry festival in Fort Mill! We decided to go as soon as they opened to beat the crowds, heat, and afternoon rain. When we got there, one of the two lots for people with disabilities was full, and it was only 5 min into the fair time! We pulled into the second lot and parked strategically so that hopefully people wouldn’t park next to us and block our ramp. We put out three orange cones (that we own for this purpose) to help people understand.

Then we went to the festival! It was super crowded already, so I had a lot of trouble. We spent about an hour there, and had some fun while we were there, though! My favorite part was dancing in the bubble machine with Miss Hestia! We had a very good time doing that, and were able to find a spot to dance away from the stage where the bubbles were being directed by the wind so I didn’t have to compete with throngs of children playing in the bubbles, too!

We didn’t get much there, just some fresh pickles and a bunch of strawberries! After an hour, both of us and Hestia were spent. So we headed back to our car.

When we got back to our car, only one of the three cones we had set out was there! We thought someone had stolen our cones! So we looked around the lot and found that someone had indeed stolen our cones to mark out their extra space for a ramp. How rude! Luckily no one parked next to us so we were able to get Brad into the car. And we took our cones back from the stealer! Someone was parking next to them when we drove off, and we noticed that their brand new (dealer plates, still) conversion van already had a big dent in the back. So they are not good drivers! Get your own cones! (Brad says they might have thought the cones were publicly available and the van might have been dented before they got it, but I like my version better!)

Anyway, here are the pictures Brad took while we were there. I am wearing my red sugar skulls dress. Hestia had a red mesh vest on, and bearded Brad had a blue blazer and red scarf.

Veronica holds Hestia while Hestia watches the strawberry themed festival ride behind us
Veronica holds Hestia while Hestia watches the strawberry themed festival ride behind us
Veronica and Hestia in front of the strawberry ride, with another view showing the inside of the strawberry has people in it, spinning around.
Veronica and Hestia in front of the strawberry ride, with another view showing the inside of the strawberry has people in it, spinning around.
Veronica and Hestia in front of a blue backgrounded strawberry festival banner
Veronica and Hestia in front of a blue backgrounded strawberry festival banner
Another of Veronica and Hestia with the backdrop, this time with a few bubbles in the picture
Another of Veronica and Hestia with the backdrop, this time with a few bubbles in the picture
Closeup of Brad in front of the backdrop
Closeup of Brad in front of the backdrop
Further away, Brad is to the right of the main part of the backdrop
Further away, Brad is to the right of the main part of the backdrop
Veronica and Hestia amid bubbles, with Hestia apparently watching a smoke-filled bubble float by
Veronica and Hestia amid bubbles, with Hestia apparently watching a smoke-filled bubble float by
Veronica smiles gleefully while holding Hestia and dancing with the bubbles with an upraised, welcoming hand ; a very out-of-focus bubble is close to the camera and so it looks like there's a blurry blob against Veronica's forehead, where the blob has a fuchsia center, white middle, and turquoise outside
Veronica smiles gleefully while holding Hestia and dancing with the bubbles with an upraised, welcoming hand ; a very out-of-focus bubble is close to the camera and so it looks like there’s a blurry blob against Veronica’s forehead, where the blob has a fuchsia center, white middle, and turquoise outside
Veronica and Hestia twirling amid the bubbles, some of which are smoke filled, with a glasses-wearing child in the background giving a slightly confused, perhaps disapproving look
Veronica and Hestia twirling amid the bubbles, some of which are smoke filled, with a glasses-wearing child in the background giving a slightly confused, perhaps disapproving look
More dancing, this time Veronica has her right arm in the air and directly faces the camera, smiling, with Hestia's long tail fringes whipped up from the whoosh of spinning around
More dancing, this time Veronica has her right arm in the air and directly faces the camera, smiling, with Hestia’s long tail fringes whipped up from the whoosh of spinning around
Veronica holding Hestia up above her shoulders and dancing while joyfully looking at the camera, with bending knees and the skirt of her dress catching a current behind her
Veronica holding Hestia up above her shoulders and dancing while joyfully looking at the camera, with bending knees and the skirt of her dress catching a current behind her
Closeup of an in-focus Veronica holding Hestia up above her head and dancing, with blurry bubbles strewn about at different depths
Closeup of an in-focus Veronica holding Hestia up above her head and dancing, with blurry bubbles strewn about at different depths
Veronica and Hestia posed in front of the water gun station, with Hestia's googly peepers directly beamed into the camera as she's held up far enough to cover most of Veronica's mouth
Veronica and Hestia posed in front of the water gun station, with Hestia’s googly peepers directly beamed into the camera as she’s held up far enough to cover most of Veronica’s mouth
Another of the same from farther back, with Hestia looking away from the camera
Another of the same from farther back, with Hestia looking away from the camera
Veronica in focus, and Hestia out of focus with hanging 3-D paper cutout strawberries in the background within a vendor's tent
Veronica in focus, and Hestia out of focus with hanging 3-D paper cutout strawberries in the background within a vendor’s tent
A shallow kayak pool, about 3 by 20 by 50 feet, was set up for little kids.  I wanted to ride, but Brad said no.  I didn't have Hestia's life jacket anyway.
A shallow kayak pool, about 3 by 20 by 50 feet, was set up for little kids. I wanted to ride, but Brad said no. I didn’t have Hestia’s life jacket anyway.
Closeup of a boy on a kayak, pulling through the water with the left side of a double-ended, bright-green-ended paddle
Closeup of a boy on a kayak, pulling through the water with the left side of a double-ended, bright-green-ended paddle
Pop's Pickles sign so we can get more pickles!
Pop’s Pickles sign so we can get more pickles!
Hestia's head resting on and looking out through a corn with a face cutout hole; it says "Corn 2 be wild", but Hestia looks mellow
Hestia’s head resting on and looking out through a corn with a face cutout hole; it says “Corn 2 be wild”, but Hestia looks mellow
The corn says "corn to be wild" and has a zebra striped guitar on it. Veronica smiles for the camera to the side of the wooden corn with a zebra-striped guitar on the front, while Hestia looks calmly into the distance on the right from within the face cutout.
The corn says “corn to be wild” and has a zebra striped guitar on it. Veronica smiles for the camera to the side of the wooden corn with a zebra-striped guitar on the front, while Hestia looks calmly into the distance on the right from within the face cutout.
Hestia with her head and front paws through the face hole, looking mighty pleased with herself—or maybe grumpy. Either way, she definitely doesn't look "Corn 2 be wild"! Veronica smiles from the left side.
Hestia with her head and front paws through the face hole, looking mighty pleased with herself—or maybe grumpy. Either way, she definitely doesn’t look “Corn 2 be wild”! Veronica smiles from the left side.
A bronze statue of a surveyor, with a slight patina, and with a real balloon string tied to his upright hand.
A bronze statue of a surveyor, with a slight patina, and with a real balloon string tied to his upright hand.
Another picture of the surveyor, this time with the high-up large green balloon in the picture.
Another picture of the surveyor, this time with the high-up large green balloon in the picture.
Veronica and Hestia looking tired, standing in the fairly green grass
Veronica and Hestia looking tired, standing in the fairly green grass
Closeup of a table full of strawberries!
Closeup of a table full of strawberries!
The strawberries are perfectly ripe and look luscious!
The strawberries are perfectly ripe and look luscious!

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