There’s No Place Like Home

It’s been a busy weekend.

On Friday evening, we were off at the Boy Scout camp, visiting SnakeMaster for “family day.” (My previous post, however, brings into question the family aspect of it.)

But on Saturday? Weird things were happening. There must have been a doozy of a storm or something! Our local business district was closed to motor vehicle traffic, and people (over 20,000 people!) were walking around in the heat, looking a little bit… odd.

Toto Two?

Back off, grammarly friends, it was intentional!

There were all shapes and sizes of Dorothy look-alikes.

A tiny Dorothy and a Scarecrow, too!

Auntie Em’s Plate Break

Do you remember this post  (I used the green leafy bike rack on Saturday) about the Garland Business District?  As you have probably guessed from the photos above, this past Saturday was the Garland Street Fair. It was the 10th annual such event — a tribute to Judy Garland and the Wizard of Oz, and a great way to familiarize others in the city with this fun and funky business district.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Ferguson’s Cafe

As previously reported, these two landmark businesses have been repaired and reopened after being gutted by a fire last fall.

The Milk Bottle, open for business!

Huckleberry Ice Cream

But if cupcakes and music are more your “thing”…

We’ve got those, too!

Where there’s music and street fairs, there’s an abundance of Tie Dye. This was just one shop of several set up on the street along the Yellow Brick Road.

Follow, Follow, Follow, Follow…

Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue!

This local landmark  participates into the festival, too, by showing the Wizard of Oz even lower prices than its normal discounted rates!

The sun was hot and the beer gardens looked very tempting, but I decided it would be safer for me to get on my bike and ride home to have a tall glass of cold lemonade.


Next weekend there is a Lentil Festival in the little town where my kids go to college.
If I’m lucky, I’ll get to try some lentil ice cream. It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it!