She was of course referring to the My Little Pony Fair location, but I love a roadtrip and I was in. (She's a collector, I'm an enabler. I could be an award-winning enabler, if such awards were handed out. Heck, I drove her to Memphis, Kentucky and Rhode Island (twice!) to fairs, I made sure a door was built to her pony room so she wouldn't kill my infiltrating kittens (that was partly for me, too), I drive her to random thrift stores to go pony shopping, and I even brought her to IKEA while recovering from food poisoning to get her a new shelf, and even built it that day. See? Master enabler. Or a sucker. I'm cool with either.)
Oh, and I help build dioramas. Past years have been more intricate. This year I was too busy, but we already have a plan for next year. If it's in Chicago. If it's not in Chicago, we're doooomed. But I can live with that.
Last year, Roomy instituted a Marie Activity into each pony fair trip, partly as a treat/thank you, partly as a way to ensure that I don't lose interest. Last year it was a Lovecraft walking tour in Providence, Rhode Island, and this year it was the Kennedy Space Center. I have to admit that I'm not even the one who thought about the space centre. I was looking at Disney Land and Lego Land and all sorts of expensive lands, but my wee little twice-whiplashed-why-do-you-crouch-so-much neck is a ride hater since Edmonton's Mindbender made it go "crick and crook." And they never answered my requests to rename it The Neckbender. Oh well.
But Roomy mentioned the space centre and that was that. The rest is pictures:
|We gave space ice cream to our friends as a souvenir. Because nothing says "I'm thinking about you" better than freeze-dried dairy products.|
|This is me, destroying important and undoubtedly expensive machinery with my poor flying skills on mars. I died, my whole team died, but it was a heck of a good time.|
|There's just too much awesome in this picture.|
|Space propaganda made us happy.|
|This had the Canadarm and the Hubble, so we were happily geeking over it.|
So, anyway... then there was the fair!
|The 501st was there, and they were loving it. Yes, that's a pony/storm tropper hybrid. It's okay to cry.|
More posts to come later on the Haunted Pony and the legal altercation. Woo!
Life is good.