since we decided to work for apx for the second year in a row, i knew we'd miss a lot of stuff being 3,000 miles away from home. one of the things i was sad about missing was yet another "rose festival". but, then i found out that for memorial day weekend, our city here in maryland was throwing a 3 day festival. and, since we live in the rockville center, all the food, games, parades, rides, concerts and markets were right outside our front door!
here's a shot of "the taste of rockville". we all bought tickets to be able to get samples from restaurants all over rockville
(for you portlanders, it's like a mini "bite")
the other wives and i had lebanese, bbq, ice cream, organic fruit, mexican rice, and many other things. my favorite was the tuna blt slider i tried. delicious!
this is my friend, mckinley...i must've gotten 50 shots of her. she's such a happy baby and she loved the camera!
they had this great bake sale there for charity. this sweet teenager was not only nice enough to dress up as a cupcake to draw people to the bake sale, but he was also nice enough to pose for a few pictures!
i took illya down to the festival the next day. we tried another tuna blt slider
(i couldn't resist!)
some amazing italian ice, and a tasty chicken pita from the lebanese tavern
oh, this kid was hysterical! i snapped shot ofter shot of him rocking out to the live band that was playing. i think he was a hippie in his previous life.
there's a water fountain right outside of our apartments. at night, they turn all these beautiful colors. i couldn't resist getting some pictures of these kids running through, fully clothed.