stood in these lines:
and then followed this sign:
can you see it (i mean, it'd be damn hard to miss a six-story rubber duck)?
yes. i made the hub drive us almost forty miles to see a giant bath toy. what?
it was...uh, super exciting. yeah! and not crowded at ALL. or hot. psh.
our next stop was for some cold, creamy goodness from this truck:
while the bean enjoyed her treat, the hub and i snapped a selfie - with our favorite photobomber in the background.
this ship sailed past, and it was gigantic. look - the tugboat was being dragged sideways behind it.
i mean...as if.
we decided to walk to the other end of the festival, where the SS iowa is docked. since our ticket included a self-guided tour, we decided to go onboard for a looksie.
highlights of said tour:
all kidding aside, how much would it have sucked to have to sleep here night after night?
outside, we were treated to a pretty nice view.
and some super random ass shenanigans, which the teen also seemed to find amusing. sorry, random lady. i couldn't help it.
and that was about it. by the time we disembarked, it was almost closing time.
ah, rubber ducky. i shall miss you. i'll always cherish the time we spent together.
also, today marks the beginning of birthday princess month. THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS.