This memorial day weekend was filled with activity…some related to remembering those who fought for our country (parade and discussion with our kids), but mostly gatherings of friends and community (parade again, carnival, San Francisco Bridge celebration, sleepover, BBQ and some I’m sure I can’t remember).
With all the events there was a wide variety of food, of course. We enjoyed everything from a mexican fiesta at friends (complete with margarita machine), to BBQ (chicken and tofu), the freshest fish in Marin (Fish Restaurant) and too many pancake breakfasts.
Thankfully one event we did not try food was the carnival. First of all the dizzying rides were hard enough for me, if my kids would’ve asked for a corn dog or cotton candy I would’ve died. I think both the rides and concessions looked like the same ones I had as a kid. No updating here. Actually when we got home from the carnival my daughter asked “How come all the people working at the carnival had brown and yucky teeth?” This was quite an observation. My husband and I were thinking the carnival workers seemed more tidy than those we remembered from carnivals when we were a kids. Anyways my answer to her was “Maybe it’s because they work all day and have to eat the carnival food all the time”. O.K. I’m not sure that’s true, but it stands to reason right? (I was too tired and nauseous to tackle the possibility of smoking too).
Unfortunately the weekend ended on a personal memorial as my son’s hermit crab, “Hermit” died tonight. I told my son I’d post a photo of happier days with Hermit to share of his beloved pet.