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13.) Chalk Art Festival – Medina – May 21, 2011

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After filling our bellies with Romanian food, Julia and I headed to nearby Medina…

…for the Chalk Art Festival.

Taking place in downtown Medina, it was the perfect location on a beautiful day…

…where we could stroll along the sidewalks…

…and admire the various chalk art…

…both detailed…

…and to-the-point.

Common themes among the artists were…

…radiant suns…

…surreal happy things…



…and a lot of critters.

Since I had been to Medina’s Ice Festival in February, I didn’t expect there to be many options vendor-wise. Medina’s festivals tend to bring in festival-goers as a promotion for local business – something I greatly respect.
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Therefore, as expected, the only booths out there…
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…were for kettle corn…

…and chalk art registration…

…while sponsored chalk drawings were positioned in front of businesses to lure people in.

Overall, this tactic worked…

…as we did enter a number of stores.

I even picked up some doggie treats.

Once we went around the entire square, I told Julia that there was a hot dog place called Dan’s Dogs that I was really interested in trying. It was a cute place, designed a little like a 1950’s soda shop (but with a table top arcade machine with various games from the 1980’s).

It was here that I treated myself to the Frito Bandito…

…a chili dog topped with crushed Frito corn chips…

…and a wonderful float with homemade root beer.

Obviously, the experience was magical.

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