It was a fabulous day for my first Art on Vine on Fountain Square. The weather not too hot or too cold and overcast so no was was sweltering. Set up started at 10 and I was a little worried about where to park my truck and trailer downtown so I checked out google map. The feature that shows you the view from the street has saved my ass more than once. I clicked on it from fountain square and did a virtual tour of downtown. I found a parking lot with a drive thru spot just a couple blocks away that I could easily maneuvered in and out of.
Set up was a little tricky, but I was happy that there were ramps to wheel my wagon up and plenty of other vendors to watch over things left in the sidewalk during the schlepping process.
The crowd was pretty steady throughout the day and I was a little surprised at all the out of towners who wanted a lesson on Cincinnati icons. I also had a lot of visits from my Kings' friends and that is usually the icing on the cake.
Tear down was a little stressful. There were a lot more weird people out and one of them asked if they could have my rug. The woman's soccer game was being shown on the big screen and I had to hurry to get my stuff out before it was trapped by chairs. I did get to watch the first 4 scores of the game while waiting for dinner at Eli's and talking. I was impressed by the crazy patriotism of some of the people that showed up at fountain square to watch.
On an ending note - my dad just stopped by to wish me a happy birthday and give me a gift. His gifts are usually unusual and it's always fun to try to guess what he's going to bring. I have gotten books, trucks, money, computers, light bulbs, compasses and tool boxes. Today I got a stop watch. This is it beside the other 2 stopwatches I have been given - the first one was 20 years ago. I love my very quirky and often forgetful Dad. He also thought I was 10 years younger than I am.... BTW I tried to take one of those facebook online surveys about my dad and couldn't. There were no answers that fit my dad in ANY of the questions!