Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Day I Met Darth Vader

Have you ever met a celebrity before? The other day I had the pleasure of meeting the one and only Darth Vader! At first you could tell he was nervous to touch the crabs or get involved but after some coaxing I got him to fish with me and touch some crabs. Elliot and I had been fishing together for a while when he whispered in his grandmother's ear. I thought maybe I was annoying him but instead he wanted to clue me into his true identity; Darth Vader! He told me all about how he loved to hike and how he never wanted to cut his hair. He told me about how his Nana was one of his best friends which was awesome because my Nana is my best friend too! We talked about our dogs and what fish lived in the Harbor. Elliot showed me his Darth Vader outfit which consisted of goggles, a snorkel, and his Nana's jacket as a cape. When he found out I had never seen Star Wars he insisted I come to his house, all the way in Colorado, and watch the movies with him. Though I politely declined the invitation I did promise him I would watch them on my own when I got home.
Darth Vader posed for a photo op!
   The next day, the Children's Museum was kind enough to bring us out some fake fish to let the kids look at. Somebody had thrown one in and I had to fish it out with the net. It was some great target practice for later when somebody said they saw something floating in the water. It turned out to be a jellyfish! With some well aimed net casting we managed to get the jelly fish and pull it up. We put it in our touch tank, one without any crabs, and gave the kids a chance to see what a real jellyfish looks like in person. The moon jelly was a bit tough to identify at first because it had some odd characteristics but it was well worth it. It was great to catch something a bit different than usual.
   Two days after my first encounter with Darth Vader it was rainy and cold at the Children's Museum but I still got the surprise of the week. Elliot (AKA Darth Vader) came back to visit me! Him and his Nana ate lunch outside so Eliot and I could hang out! He told me all about Colorado where he is from and was so excited to be hanging out with me my heart melted just a tiny bit! His Nana insisted we take a picture together. It was great to make a new friend.

May the Force be With You!

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