We spent the afternoon roaming a four-block stretch of University Avenue that played host to the neighborhood's biggest annual festival. There were bands . . .
And circus acts . . .
And dancers . . . and zip code T-shirts . . . and face painters . . . and Polish sausages. Hmmmmm. There seems to be a pattern here. Do all neighborhood festivals in San Diego look and feel the same?
These cultural outdoor outings are fun, but they don't hold a candle to the ones held in southern Louisiana, such as the Duck Festival in Gueydan, the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival in Morgan City, the Crawfish Festival in Breaux Bridge and the Frog Festival in Rayne (my sentimental favorite because it's held in my parents' hometown).