Friday, September 20, 2013

Annual Trip to Bikes, Blues & BBQ.

For the past two years we have made it a little family tradition to head down to Fayetteville to enjoy the first night of the Bikes, Blues & BBQ festival. My boys LOVE to see the motorcycles, and we've found that if we make it there on the first night, it's a bit more family friendly (and less crowded), than if we waited until the peak of the festival. You can see our past two trips there HERE and HERE.
Before we headed to the festival we stopped by the Old Main front lawn. I wanted to take a few pics of the boys in their Hog gear at one of our favorite spots on the U of A campus. Connor declared to us that "he liked this college and would go there someday when he was a big boy". Then he broke out in a random chorus of the fight song, followed by the hog call. I love that our boys love the Hogs.

We headed down to Dickson Street after our Old Main adventures, and as soon as the boys saw the food vendors, they were asking about funnel cake. Apparently our tradition of splitting one as a family was not forgotten.

I have to admit, I was a total slacker when it came to taking pictures this year. It's just hard to do when you're trying to maneuver 2 strollers, 3 babies, a camera bag and a diaper bag, all through heavily congested areas of both people traffic and vehicle traffic.
(good to the last bite of sugar)

At the end as we were going back to our van, Brayden kept saying "man, this is awesome, dude!" I'm not sure if this was all Brayden talking, as he had eaten a good portion of the funnel cake himself, so we're going to chalk up his extreme excitement to both the wonder of thousands of motorcycles, an obsession with neon lights/signage (which there is a lot of down on Dickson since it's basically a street lined with bars & restaurants) and an extreme amount of powdered sugar, running through his veins ;)

Also, I feel like I should note that Drew and I got a good chuckle out of the fact that although the event brings a lot of rather interesting people to our area, we both felt like we got more stares than anyone in the crowds. Apparently that's what happens when you try to bring 2 preschoolers and a baby to a bike rally, and push both a double and single stroller through the chaos of it all.

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