Wednesday, August 22, 2007

A Trip to Build a Dream On

Betty, Bimbo, and Cocoa have touched down in New York, glowing from their week in Maine, which is still the Way Life Should Be.

They got to hang with lots of Bloggers while they were there: Betty savored nachos, music, summer ocean views, all kinds of ice cream, and campaign work with Koko the Clown and Obamarama, and theatrical parlor games galore with Little Hun, Speed McQueen, and Nancy D., Girl Detective.

With Obamarama, Betty visited Red's Dairy Freeze in South Portland three times. Sadly, no doubt remains: the quality of our favorite "ice cream" has definitely gone downhill, and requires increasing volumes of candy and whipped topping to neutralize its metallic chemical charge. But some things associated with Red's never change: Scary Jesus is still Scary Jesus.

Here are Cocoa and her Papi on the high seas!

We love Maine very much. And we'll be back soon. Michael Brennan's exciting campaign for progressive change in Betty's home state is heating up -- just like those peerless nachos at the Great Lost Bear down the block.


Nodine said...

Ooooooohhhhhhhh!!!! You make me so homesick with your pictures of Scary Jesus. Lucky I will be in Maine myself in a week and a half. Too bad I missed you guys. And too bad about the quality of Red's.

Timothy said...

I heard about scary Jesus on another blog and had to find a picture.


Who thought that was a good idea?!?

It reminds me of the South Park Mohammed, back in the days when the media could show Mohammed.

Betty & Bimbo said...

Too bad we missed you, Nodine!

Scary Jesus really is a phenomenon. It has scarred Southern Maine's children for decades. I went to nursery school in that church and have never quite recovered from those gigantic upturned eyes!

jackie said...

yay! my favorite family!! cocoa's new harness looks so comfy!! <3333 jackie