Last we saw our dino heroes, Parker was wrapping up an Orange Bowl victory in Miami, while Sinclair was still trying to figure out where Minne the Lake Creature had gone to. Since then, I’ve found out that for dinosaurs to live to 65 million years old, they have to hibernate for a while every now and then. It’s a rather sporadic schedule, but if that’s what it takes to live to 65 million years old and still keep your youthful vigor, I guess you can’t complain.
Parker has woken up from his hibernation with a lot of energy and ready to go, while Sinclair has still been a bit groggy lately. Parker has also decided to have the tattoos on his back removed, so people don’t keep confusing him with his beloved brother, who he got them in honor of. If that none of that makes any sense, you can catch up by reading the existing posts in the Dino Saga series.
“Good morning Parker, what are you up to?”
“Sure Parker. Are you planning to buy some art while we’re there?”
“Maybe, what does it take to buy art?”
“Just some money.”
“Oh, let me go grab mine! I’ve been saving up!”
“Um, I don’t think so Parker. Most places don’t take bits of string as a form of payment. But we can still go look.”
“Okay. Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go!”
And out the door we went.
“You know Parker, we’re going to be doing a lot of walking today. I know you have the energy for it, but do you think you feet will be able to hold up?”
“Hmm, you’re right, they might get sore.”
Luckily, the first place in the Uptown Art Fair is the Uptown Running Room.
“Okay, we could always order something in your size, but for today maybe Kearn can just carry you when your feet get tired.”
“Yeah, I could do that. Thanks for trying Running Room people!”
Parker was getting anxious, “Okay, now let’s go see some art!” So, our first stop was Daryl Harwood and Kevin Murphy‘s booth.
They make Ikebana flower bases, which have little spiked clusters in them you can put the flowers on so they’ll stand up straight, and have water.
Next, we stopped by the music stage Old Chicago had set up, which seemed strangely empty.
After Parker’s set, and three encores, we continued on, and found a Volvo dealership had set up shop at the art fair.
“Hey Parker, how do you think the ladies would like you in this old car?”
“Hmm, but Parker, can you reach the pedals?”
“Well, let’s see what else they have.”
“Parker, could you come over here and jump up real high? I want to get your picture with the Uptown Theatre sign!”
“Kearn, all this jumping is making me hungry. Can we go back and eat those flower stands we saw earlier?”
“No Parker, I don’t think the artists would like that very much. But, we can see if we can find you some real food.”
“Here, let’s ask this guy if he know where we could find some food around here.”
To be continued…