Category Archives: Family Adventures

Opening Day of Snappy Dogs 2024

Opening Day of Snappy Dogs
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We came home from the Cape yesterday and today we took a trip to Hopkinton to enjoy the open day of Snappy Dogs. Before that, however, Eva and I went to Krav class. It was sparring day and Evan and I did some sparring together. She is super quick.

Andy and the great dane

We made it to Snappy Dogs a little after noon and got into line. The ladies at the cart were very excited to see us. We ordered two big dogs and a Great Dane for Andy. Andy has asked for Great Danes almost every time we go there and it has only been a couple of times that we’ve said yes. Today Andy’s stomach was pretty empty so it was a go for a Great Dane. Andy polished that off pretty quickly, too. This was the first time that they put chopped onions on the hot dog and decided that they liked it that way. I got dill relish, chopped onions and sriracha mayo on it plus mustard and celery salt. I’m not sure what Allison got on hers but she did pick out one of the gourmet toppings and really enjoyed it.

On the way home I saw that the Transformers One trailer had dropped. The family got a big kick out of me tearing up while watching it. I’m very excited for it to come out this September. It looks awesome!

Granite State Comicon – Day 2

Lemonade time
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On our second day at the Granite State Comicon Eva had a second costume. I wore most of the same costume that I had yesterday but I took off a few things like the wig and the gauntlets and gloves. I kept the sword and buttoned the jacket all the way up. We’re going to take the zipper of the jacket and put in some snaps that clasp all the way up. We ran out of time to make that change to the jacket.

Morning music

We started off the day listening to some music from the Clemenzi Crusaders. This band did rock covers to all sorts of TV show intros and more. They also wore various helmets and masks while playing. I enjoyed their music and it was a fn way to start off the morning.

Ray at Granite State Comicon

Eva’s second character takes a long time to prepare. Eva paints one whole side of her face for the cosplay and she had to do it on the opposite side than she does for recording videos. So it takes a while. We were up in plenty of time for Eva to get that done, however.

Ray at Granite State Comicon 2

Last year we used this backdrop that is near an exit or entrance to the parking garage. We decided to use it again. We took our fresh squeezed lemonades out to the patio area and I took this photo. Then we walked around a little park and ran into a photographer and his daughter and they took a few photos of us. We’ll hav eto share them once they are published.

Barbie Box

Back inside the con we also got some photos done by Nerd Caliber. They always take such great photos. Eva had to think up some poses for her character. I probably should have put more thought into my poses, too. Over at Namaslay Cosplay they had a Barbie box and Eva got in it for a photo.

My TMNT sticker sets

It was a shorter day for us today because I had to get back home for work. I did make sure to find different Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles artists for their sticker sets. I found two new ones this year and am really happy with them. We made several trips around the con and then decided that we’d done enough and went home. No panels for us today.