Saturday, July 6, 2019

Tales of the Festival (1)

Daddy John: We're home and recovered (but not necessarily unpacked) from the 2019 Sasha Festival!  A fantastic time was had by all.  Here's our first report...

Daddy Steve brought Nathan and Holly Belle with him, while I brought Benjamin Roy and Pete Dakota.  Packing our suitcases the night before we left, however, we discovered...

Daddy Steve: Mikey!

Mikey promised several times over to be a good boy if allowed to come along. After much scolding and tears, Daddy Steve relented.  

The flight to Cincinnati was fraught with peril.  After finally taking off (2 hours late), we ran into quite a lot of turbulence.  This did not reinforce Pete Dakota overcoming his fear of flying...

Pete Dakota: Ooooooh, my tummy....
BR: You're okay,  you're okay.  Let's get some food in you.

Excitement built as we headed down to the Thursday night reception.  The boys goggled at everything and everybody while Holly Belle immediately made friends with Dr. Pat's girl and they chattered away as if they'd known each other for ages.

The evening event was Sasha's Animal Rescue.  Pete took one look and vowed he needed nothing else from the Festival if I let him adopt this adorable husky.

How could I say no to those big eyes?  Pete promptly christened her 'Denali.'

Friday's big adventure was a visit to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.  Nathan, Holly Belle, and BR wanted to hit the pool, so just Mikey and Pete went along.  

Waiting patiently on the bus.

Lions, manatees, and birds, oh my!

Pete: Look, Daddy John, a tank unicorn!
Daddy John: That's a rhinoceros.
Pete: Tank. Unicorn.


Mikey found a nice shady spot for a rest.

While Pete beat the heat with some Dippin' Dots.

It was a very hot and humid day, but the zoo visit was great.  We definitely plan to visit again the next time we find ourselves in Cincinnati.  Back to the hotel to cool off and a little nap!

Friday night dinner...let's eat!


Sasha's Vintage Boutique said...

Pete Dakota, I had never thought of a rhino as a Tank Unicorn but a better description cannot be found!! Cant wait to see what else you did and compare it to what I did!

Rachel said...

I can see why Pete fell for Denali. Very cute! Fantastic to see that very rare Tank Unicorn. Thanks for sharing the fun!

Serenata said...

'Tank Unicorn'! I love it, as Marti said, that is a perfect description! Looks like you had a lot of fun on the first evening and day, but perhaps not the flight. But you got there and back safely so that is a good thing.

Dee said...

Looks like the first day was a big hit out at the zoo and who'd have guessed they had a very rare ,almost never seen, Tank Unicorn ! Pete Dakota obviously can recognize an animal's true spirit, another rare talent !
The attendees all looked very dashing for their first dinner on Friday.
What's a little terror on a flight to help getting the joy of life pumping through the veins ;)
Looking forward to the next installment :)

DollMum said...

Tank Unicorn - excellent name for a rhino! I'm glad you had fun at the Festival though agree about flight turbulence - never pleasant.

Julie said...

Particularly nice shot of Pete with a tankicorn.

Triciamj said...

Great to hear about the fun you had and tank unicorn is a far more sensible name :-)