Festival and the rolling umbrella stand

Before I get into Festival, it should be noted that I now have a pair of the coolest shoes on the planet. Not only are they real Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars (low cut), but they’re PURPLE!!! Purple Chucks! I smile just thinking about them… And, since I wore them to Festival, we move along to our current topic…

Our yearly visit to Festival was, as usual, delicious! 😀 We went Sunday afternoon, with great weather, and had our usual goodies – Saigon Sate, Chocolate Waffle Sundae (Vicki’s favorite treat), some grilled shrimp, and a huge chocolate chip cookie.

Vicki, my ever-clever wife, discovered something that came in handy, using our beach umbrella (the kind meant to stick in the sand). She found that if she put the bottom half of it in the cane support on my wheelchair (a little platform that allows me to stick my cane on the back of the chair), and velcroed it in place, that she could use me as a rolling umbrella stand. I’ll admit – I thought it was a tad silly, right up until we were sitting in cool shade on a sunny sidewalk. We’d pick a spot, Vicki would grab some food, and then up goes the umbrella and we eat in coolness. And, on the long walk back to the car, things were a lot more comfortable as she was helping me roll along since we again had shade that traveled with us.

My wife is a genius! Sir Vander Molen would have been proud of us…

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