It's kind of a thing now, going out to the Earth Day Earth Fair at Balboa each year. It's always fun, always great people-watching, and you can always find something cool to spend some money on ;-)
A couple years ago, we stumbled upon the Skoy booth. They're these awesome reusable non-paper towels. Doesn't sound too exciting, but I'm telling you...they're really great. The amount of paper towels we would use if not for these babies is criminal. Anyways, we've only tossed out 2 since we bought a pack 3 years ago, but since I'd rather buy from a person standing in a booth than online, we had to find them again this year. That was really our one and only goal of the day, which we achieved early-on...so there was plenty of time to wander around.
Oh, and the other major plus was that there were more volunteers to hold up giant signs to hide all the crazy, fundamentalist, you're going to hell if you don't repent NOW, pro life, etc signs. It made for a much more enjoyable experience - we didn't notice any arguments (there's always some) and everyone seemed much happier. WIN.
Here's me and my E-Z, in our yearly pic.
A shot down one of the main "streets," with lots of people.
We found a guy out for a nice stroll with his goats. What?
Naturally, Ezra had to pet them.
Afterward, we went over to Sea World. We figured that since so many people were over at the park, Sea World wouldn't be as bad as a normal Sunday. It wasn't. I mean, it was really crowded (it was seriously, the most beautiful day, so...) but it wasn't bad at all.
I didn't really think this one through -- I let him go play on the splash pad, thinking he'd get a little wet but not soaked to the bone. I was wrong. The kid went nuts.
We had to strip him down and let his clothes dry for a few minutes in the sun. Even then, it took him another 2 hours to dry :) It was worth it...did you see that face? Sheer joy, folks.