So who is this Baby A? I have already explained that he was a part of our decorating for the “Pimp Your Blimp”/Astronomical Adventure at Urban Air. But, he turned out to be much more than just a decoration! He was a NOVA shared event . . . at it’s best.
He apparently fell from the sky and landed in the ditch outside of our house the week before Urban Air. Tom and I stabilized and cared for him, and took him to Urban Air in an attempt to contact his . . . . folks – whatever form they might take. Via Facebook, NOVA was made aware that he would be there – and that we would need help caring for him.
Meanwhile, at our home we cared for him as best we could.
Baby A started right out with his pranks as we were setting up on Thursday. Across the street from us Moni set up her trailer and some of her embellishments. Baby A snuck over and took a nap beside her "John Glen Slept Here" sign -- a part of her decoration for the Pimp Your Blimp Contest. It was 30 minutes before Moni discovered the little fellow, and scooped him up and brought him back to us!
Baby A had many trips up and down Main Street that first night, supervised by various NOVA members and meeting a lot of people. Adults seemed to accept Baby A but children were often a bit guarded when meeting him. Dawn took Baby A to her trailer for the evening, where he met up with her giant Flamingo!
Friday Baby A started out at M&M Family diner for breakfast, where she garnered pictures with Michelle (restaurant owner), some of Logan's key citizens, and a book author that was autographing and selling his paperback.
Tom and I took Baby A to the downtown library where I was going to work on my blog awhile. The librarian would not issue Baby A an honorary library card, and when asked if he could just have his picture taken holding one -- she replied "we don't take pictures with library cards!!" (All those personal numbers, you know.) Later, I found out that the librarian was a bit suspicious because the night before a loud and disruptive man came into the library saying Aliens had landed and were trying to abduct him . . .he said there was even a Baby Alien!!!!!
My thinking on that is that at least one citizen of Logan was not handling the Airstreams on Main Street and the Astronomical Adventure theme very well!
I sent Baby A off with Tom for a morning on the town, and the pictures Tom took show the various escapades of Baby A all morning long.
Baby A was shuffled around all weekend long by all the NOVA members. Some supervised him a little better than others!
On Saturday, during the Pimp Your Blimp contest, Baby A had a job to do . . . he was in charge of collecting tickets (votes!) at our Astronomical Adventure display! My ploy to garner votes didn't work. . . Baby A didn't bring in enough votes for us to place in the contest!
Down the road from us was the exhibit of NOVA members Suzie and John. It wasn't until late in the contest judging that I walked down to see their "Area 51 display -- complete with with an active bar passing out booze shots and mini-margaritas! Evidently, his strategy for votes was better than mine -- he won that contest!
The saving grace was that that we had accomplished our goal of reuniting Baby A with his long-lost kin! I took Baby A down to see Bartender A, and it was an obvious match! So ends the story of little Baby A, who fell from the sky, traveled all the way to Logan, Ohio, and reunited with his kind!
We don’t go camping any more . . . we go ‘streamin’ ! The “SIlvermine and His” is our 2018 25' Airstream Serenity with Salsa interior and front twin beds., and ‘streamin’ is the name we use to describe our adventures. Stream along as we document everything from weekend trips to longer summer excursions and full-blown vacations. You know what they say: if you’re not in an Airstream – you’re just camping!
Tom & Ella Brown