The last Saturday I spent in Maryland we decided to visit the RiverFest which had been mentioned by several people at the college. It turned out to be a wonderful choice. It was a delightful but low key affair which was aimed at families with small children, I think. No fees for admission, nor for any of the activities. The only money you might spend was for lunch or if you bought a book or painting from one of the few vendors there.
It was put on by the St. Mary’s Watershed Association, a group dedicated to improving the quality of the water in the river and making people more aware of problems and possible solutions to pollution. Their website is here: http://smrwa.org/
Did I mention there were belly dancers? Clara was VERY impressed with their costumes and jewelry, and assumed they were princesses, her dream of a personal future career.
She was also impressed by The Oyster Queen, though confused about the relationship of Queens to Princesses.
But in between these celebrity sightings, the girls enjoyed having their faces painted, having balloon animals made for them, taking part in making giant bubbles, looking at special animals such as the terrapin, sea horses, and a snake which I am not sure they actually saw.