We were pretty busy two weekends ago. Then last weekend we weren't busy at all, thank goodness. Which, if you know me and how much I love my no-responsibility, no-work weekends, goes a long way toward explaining why I'm just now getting around to posting photos from our visit to the 2012 Toad Suck Daze festival on May 6.
Arrival, incognito. Well, at least the movie star among us is keeping a low profile.
First order of business: Lunch. We considered the Walking Taco, but it lacked one essential qualification.
It was not on a stick. Unlike this cheeseburger on a stick.
Time for some rides! Archer's got his ToadBucks ready.
First up, the ever-popular and picturesque carousel.
And you can't go wrong with the super slide, as Archer demonstrates.
Archer also really likes this little Tokyo Drift-style speedway ride. Guaranteed peals of laughter when it whiplashes you around the turn.
All three of us were laughing and screaming on the Scrambler, which has been one of my favorites ever since my dad took a home movie that featured a close-up follow shot of my hat falling off in mid-ride.
Dad and Archer rode the ferris wheel. Far as we could tell from down below, that's the two of them in the turquoise car up top.
We've earned some dessert. How about deep fried Oreos and Hershey's kisses?
It was a really hot day for this early in the season. But no matter whether it's graduation weekend or not, you can't just let Toad Suck Daze pass you by.
If you have a movie star in the family, though, do take the precaution of attending on Sunday when the paparazzi can be more easily evaded.