On Saturday I took Nathanael and Matthew to the Ramona Pageant. For those of you who don't know, it is a local outdoor pageant about the indians who used to live in this area. It is a very good story taken from the book Ramona. Anyway, we went to the pageant on Saturday. It was an activity for Matthew's school. We got there early to buy junk food, watch the Spanish and Indian dancers and have lots of fun together. The boys even picked out Jonathan and Grace each a little drum made by the Cherokees which are not very loud at all, which I was glad about. We got into the outdoor ampitheater and found our seats. Then we waited... and waited. Apparantly Raquel Welsh played Ramona in the pageant fifty years ago and she was coming to the pageant on Saturday. She was running late and they decided to wait for her.
The kids began to get antsy. We waited some more and they got very antsy. Finally she got there and the show started. By intermission Matthew had experienced quite enough of the sitting on the concrete benches and watching the show. Nathanael, who had actually gone to the pageant two years ago and knew that Ramona's baby was going to die, was more than happy to leave early and miss that part. So overall, we enjoyed the cultural experience as long as possible and went home early. Oh well, hopefully the pageant will still be going on when Jonathan and Grace are big enough for us to take them. Maybe then it will start on time and we can see the entire show. The snow cones and Kettle corn were sure yummy!