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My First Father’s Day

I had my very first fathers day a few weeks ago and I am happy to report that it was AWESOME! Since it was my day I was able to decide what to do, and like I mentioned in my last post, I was taking my small brood to the 1st Annual Denver Comic Con. I was super excited as this would be my first “Con” and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I knew that it would at the very least be a very fun people watching experience, one that Kaleigh and I would both enjoy. After suiting up the family in our Star Wars shirts, and getting some delicious breakfast at one of our local cafe’s, we were off.

Olive is excited for her first Con, proudly wearing her Millennium Falcon shirt

After parking we made it inside.  The con was being held at the Colorado Convention Center downtown and in the main convention hall was all the action.  Immediately upon entering the hall i was struck with how many people there were.  And specifically how many people who were mere nerdy than me!  I couldn’t quite believe it.  I love all things fantasy/comic/sci-fi related but I can honestly say that I felt like a complete novice walking through the many aisles of displays, celebrities, artists and fans.  It was eye-opening. This can be evidenced by the fact that I meant to take a lot of pictures to document the occasion, but only managed to snap a handful. My goal was to get a picture of Olive and Darth Vader but unfortunately he didn’t make an appearance.  There were several Storm Troopers and lots of Jedi, but again like I mentioned above, I was a little overwhelmed.  I searched the inter-webs and found several great pictures of some of the better costumes, mainly from a website entitled Geeks are Sexy (which is true).

We saw several of these guys/girls on Sunday but according to several people I talked too, most of the costumes showed up on Saturday, the first day of the con something I will take into account for next year. Despite not getting a photo with Darth we were able to get Olive with a very special droid…

R2-D2!!!

All in all it was a great time! Very excited for next year!

Kaleigh and Mr. Freeze

After the con, we went home and spent the afternoon watching golf and napping in the heat.  We then finished the day with dinner at Billy’s Inn with tacos, sangria and a margarita! I couldn’t think of a better way to end a father’s day that with my two girls…

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