We found a crowd of Russe outside of Katedral Skole and Anna was in card-collection heaven! She and I traversed the length and breadth of the city, bopping to the beat of drums in the parade line that we hardly watched. We begin laughing for no reason, and I became very glad I was running around in the wet on this ridiculous endeavor. Even though there was no sun, I could feel sunshine beaming from our faces, warming everyone around us. We finally paused for hamburgers in a Burger King so she could count her loot. Her total: 137 cards. She was very satisfied.
Back home we rested – I needed a nap. Later in the afternoon we went to a children's event with marching bands, cookout, and games. We left early, but Peter stayed for hours to play with friends, coming home soaking wet. It was a fun and silly day.
Gratulerer med dagen, Norway!
|Anna was thrilled to be invited for a picture with her beloved Russe|
|This guy was impressed I knew the creature was a Charizard. That's the evolved form of Charmander, of course.|
|The backs of Russe coats are often decorated with fabulous artwork|
|Counting the cards in BK: 137 in all. A fine catch!|