Today I celebrated this summer’s tenth Reading Road Trip stop in DeWitt with some of my favorite things. There were large crowds!

Reading Road Trip 2011

There were puppets, puppets, and more puppets!

Reading Road Trip 2011

There were lots of crazy hats!

Reading Road Trip 2011

There were even a couple cute rascals who watched a Reading Road Trip performance for the very first time.

Reading Road Trip 2011

Later that day, at the Davenport Public Library, it was “Bring Your Dog to Work Day!”

Reading Road Trip 2011

Strangely enough, it was also “Can Your Horse Jump Through a Hoop Day.”

Reading Road Trip 2011

It seemed as if there was something strange in the air. At first I thought the strange atmospheric sensation was coming from all these mysterious flying discs.

Reading Road Trip 2011

As it turns out, it was LOVE in the air. The yeti mask from my story time fell in love with a tribal mask from the library. I told the yeti he would need to wait until the end of the summer to get married!
Reading Road Trip 2011

Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day: If you are ever in a genetics laboratory with a crowd of reporters and the head scientist announces he or she is about to reveal a Badgersaurus, I would stick close to the door. I’ve seen enough movies to know these things rarely end well.