Monday, 18 July 2016

Saturday, a day best forgotten

This past Saturday me and daddy went to a cosplay picnic, unlike the last we went to, this one took a few extra steps to get to. The one we went to earlier this year was held in a city park (and was canceled before it even got going). The one on Saturday was still held in a city park (and wasn't canceled) but took one mode of transportation that I hadn't been on.... yet. I got to ride a ferry boat!!!!

This is the boat we took
 The reason we had to take a boat to get to a city park? Well, the park is an island out in the harbor.
The black line is how long the lineup to buy tickets to board the ferry
You see the black line on the picture above, that line shows how long the line was just to buy tickets to board the ferry. When we got there the wait was upwards of 90 minutes, that is, if we had needed to buy our ticket there. Daddy had bought our ticket online a few days before, so we skipped that line, and it only took about 5 minutes to get on the ferry.
This is my excited face
Waiting to board the ferry I got to thinking about grass. I was wondering if the grass on an island tastes different then grass on the mainland.
This is me pondering that question
It took the ferry 15 minutes to go from the city to the island dock, yep that quick.
We then had to walk for another 15 minutes to get to where the picnic was taking place.
this is the path we took
Daddy is finally happy with the outer portion of his costume, he just has a few minor adjustments to make it fit better.
Daddy in his costume
In World War 2 pilots would often put marks on their planes to show how many enemy planes they'd shot down, daddy wanted to do the same sort of thing for his costume. He was trying to figure out what he could use that would show up, then it dawned on him, the spikes. So here is what he came up with, there are three colors of small spikes, black, silver and gold (over 300 of them). The black spikes represent creatures he's killed, the silver are creatures he's captured alive for bounties and the gold are creatures he's killed for the bounties. The larger spikes represent ships, silver for ships he's captured or damaged and gold for ships he's destroyed (around 40 of them).

Now, for the part that is best forgotten. The picnic was rather large, so their were lots of people, but daddy didn't know anyone. So of course daddy was sitting off to the edge of the gathering, he started to get anxious, which is a warning sign that he is heading into a panic attack. Daddy took his medication, and listened to the MP3s that coach him how to keep calm. It didn't help much, so we went to see if we could find help. It wasn't easy, daddy couldn't find any first aid stations. After a little while I saw a fire truck go by.
This is the fire truck I saw
It was to late to flag this one down, but a fire department van came by a short time later, daddy was able to catch up to it and they helped him.
This is the fire van we flagged down
It seemed to take forever for the ambulance to get to where we were.
Fire department
That red line shows where the fire department is, far right of the picture, the far left of the picture is where we were. It took over 30 minutes for the ambulance to get from the fire station to us. Once we were in the ambulance they took us to the next leg of our journey, which was a boat back to the mainland.
This is the ambulance that took us to the dock
This is the police boat that took us from the island to the mainland.
We got taken to the hospital, in a proper ambulance.
This is a mainland ambulance
Once we got to the hospital we got put into a room, and I stayed on the bed with daddy until one of the nurses brought my stroller to the room.
Part guarding daddy, part wondering where my stroller is

Hey, paper, time to practice shredding it
Taking a break from shredding and guard duty to check on daddy.
Once we were released from the hospital we took a taxi up to granty Flo's place, we were going to stay there overnight and come home Sunday morning. But daddy had a thought, he decided to see how much it would cost to get a taxi back to our place, WAY to much for a regular taxi. So daddy tried to see how much it would cost to take an Uber car back, it was a LOT cheaper. After a discussion with granty Flo about the cost, it was decided that me and daddy would order an Uber car to take us home. We got home just after 1230 am (we left home before 1000am Saturday morning, over 14 hours away from home). When daddy put me back into my pen I had a drink, used my litter box, then flopped and slept right through until late morning. I was so fast asleep that I missed getting bedtime treats.

Oh, and one more little thing. Everybun knows that I can charm the ladies (I get it from Sunki), well, I had the nurses and doctors at the hospital down right smitten with me. One nurse brought daddy some food (an orange juice and sandwich), but she brought me something too, without even knowing it, she brought me a NANER!!!!!!!! (banana) It even had a face drawn on it.
That very same nurse stayed with us until the taxi picked us up and took us to granty Flo's place.

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