Last night we all headed to Snell Isle for the annual St. Raphael Festival.
We have attended this festival for several years and always have a great time. Click here to see our St. Raphael Festival adventures last year. Click here to see our St. Raphael Festival adventures from 2011. St. Raph’s is in our old neighborhood and we always see so many of our friends there. Last night was no exception. I think we knew about 100 people there. It was great.
I took a photo of all of the boys under the sign at the entrance and then realized that I had no memory card in my camera. Doh. So all of the photos in this post were taken with my cell phone and many of them are really bad. Oh well.
First stop…the beer truck (not for me).
The area with the little kids’ rides used to be popular for our kids, but now they weren’t interested in these things…
We headed straight for the midway.
First up was the scrambler.
Then Mack and his buddy Joey rode The Spider and Cal and his buddies disappeared into the carnival.
Mack and Joey hit up The Hurricane next.
We found Cal and his friends eventually.
They were off to 1001 Nachts.
This festival is on the grounds of a Catholic church and is in a small neighborhood, so it is not huge and feels pretty safe. We just let the boys run free with their friends. At some point we found Mack and Joey at the bumper cars.
We all met up to ride the Ferris Wheel together.
It’s my favorite.
This pains my grain/sugar loathing heart, but Chad got them all a funnel cake to split.
It was 90 degrees out there even after dark and we were all dripping sweat all night but it was still super fun. We got to catch up with some out of town friends as well as a dozen or so of Chad’s college friends who are local. We saw tons of our Shore Acres friends and got to spend some time in our old neighborhood. We’ll be back next year!