I did two interesting things this weekend, but I don’t have enough to say about each of them to make individual posts! First, I went The Point Restaurant and Bar in Dana Point with Anela and gem. Our friend Sean invited us to watch his dad’s reggae band. It was also Sean’s dad’s birthday! He seemed pretty popular!
The band was fun, playing a variety of reggae and classic rock covers. The venue was pretty cool too. It’s a bit far to go just for drinks, but if I was in the area or there was something happening there, I’d definitely go again.
The 30th annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival was also in Dana Point! It was a beautiful day.
gem and I watched some pirates learn about Pirate High Tea from their admiral. It was an amusing performance in which the pirates struggle to understand the delicacies of having tea.
They also had dancers!
We met an adorable rat named Izzy the Pyrat! He had a little pirate’s hat and everything.
This blacksmith was making dice. He was pretty interesting and answered many of gem’s blacksmith questions.
He even made this rose.
Aboard one of the ships was a band playing amusing songs about being pirates. They’re called The Boo Hoo Crew. Despite claiming to be a children’s band, I liked them. “Old McPirate had a ship. / E-I-E yo ho!”
Then it was snack time. gem wanted to get corn, and it was buy two items, get a third free. I bought a corn dog with the corn so I could get an Arnold Palmer for free. They didn’t have any corn dogs ready unless I was willing to accept one with a split in the breading. Because I was okay with it, they even threw in an extra corn dog for free!
We got our corn all lathered up in mayo with a variety of delicious toppings.
gem was hungry!
While watching a weapons demonstration, we met the most adorable dog. His owner didn’t mind, so we showered him with attention.
Oh, right. Here’s the weapons demonstration itself.
And then we had dinner!