A few weeks ago we headed out to Craft Lake City - mostly because this awesome guy was playing there.
That's my little brother, Karl over there on the synth. He is OK IKUMI. It was cool to see him play, it's been a while. And my kids thought he was even cooler than they did before.
Anyway, I'd been wanting to hit this craft fair for a couple years, but it hasn't worked out. I'm glad we made it this year. It was a great place to share snowcones...
...and try a food truck. I was ridiculously excited about that, we have some reportedly awesome food trucks in the city. Unfortunately, Waki Paki was really disapointing. Still hoping to catch the Chow truck one of these days!
I thought it would be a fun place to go to people watch, eat and hang out (it was). I was actually ready to drop some money on booths, but it is hard to concentrate on shopping with a certain two little boys hanging out. And then we found something cooler than shopping anyway.
They had a whole room dedicated to technology. And for a family of geeks, it was pretty cool. And air conditioned, so literally cool.
...work on an electricity experiment with someone from the Leonardo who was willing to work with Monkey as long as he wanted to experiment. Awesome.
We also chatted with a dude playing an electric cello (he wanted the girl to try playing it, but her fingers were sticky from the cotton candy - next time!) and watched several 3D printers...
And the coolest thing ever: Spy Hop Productions was there helping kids make their own stop motion animations. For free. !!!! You have no idea how cool the red head thought this was. He LOVES looking at the Lego stop motion films on youtube. So the fact that this guy from Spy Hop was willing to spend about 1/2 hour with him working on this... dude. You can always win me over by spending time with my kiddos. He got to work on the script/narrate it to be recorded, pick the backdrop setting and puppets. Then they got to work taking the photos.
We'll definitely be back, especially if they have that tech room!