|Landon plotting his great escape to a rent stabilized apartment on Dyckman Street|
This was the closest most of us - adults and kids alike - have been to sheep, camels, and Ted this year. They traveled all the way from an upstate sanctuary to La Marina. The crowd received toys (the kids only), lunch, several musical selections from the band which gets better every year, an opportunity to meet Senator Adriano Espaillat, visit a local restaurant, have their faces painted, and best of all, meet and greet the animals. The camels were a little snippy, Ted seemed a bit aloof, and the sheep seemed ready to follow anyone and huddled together for warmth at the end of the event.
|Senator Adriano Espaillat and friends|
|Dromedary ready for his closeup|
|Before he started nibbling on my bag. . .|
|Two kings (Fernando Mateo, Adriano Espaillat), a flock of sheep and a disco king|
|Well, someone had to do it.|