Santa Barbara I Madonnari Festival, May 24-26, 2014
The Santa Barbara I Madonnari is usually the first festival of our California chalking season, and one of our favorites. This year we started with the "germ-of-an-idea" of a soap-box car race. The original concept had a modern, fast soap box racer pitted against a home-made crate racer. After visiting with our nieces, we did a little wagon racing with her friends and took some wonderful, fun, wagon racing pictures. We added the cooking pot helmet and the race was on.
Our leggy racing girl takes her place in the fast wagon.
Five. The number of fingers that Cheryl has just drawn.
Wagon time! Because our wagon involved so many sharp edges, we decided to mask the edges.
Quite the spectacle.
Racing the wagon!
Despite what the image looks like, Kaci the wagon racer did not bite Cheryl.
Sheer terror. With a pot on her head.
The fast car!
Fast car concentration.
Joining in on the race (we didn't win).
Wagon rider from the top.
From the top, the car looks like a dinner roll.
The distorted image
The photo finish. Who do you think won?
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