Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Fairyland Overnight

It was a tale of two extremes - enchanting and bizarre. Fairyland itself is a leftover from many decades ago: clean and well maintained, but tiny and unflashy. Love that. Spending the night camping in a crowd of tents on a meadow was about as expected - loud with the sounds of many young kids settling in. The location in downtown Oakland created the sense of bizarre - from inside our barbed wire enclosure, we could see people walking around in the dark and skyscrapers framing the background. Getting up with G to use the bathrooms on the opposite side of the park at midnight captured the experience well: sleeping outside in downtown Oakland, wandering through an empty amusement park.

A great celebration with cousins; glad that we did it!

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