Wednesday, August 19, 2009
You've played the sweet board game Candy Land, right? I know, I know, probably everyone has. Ro and Ree are no exception. I think it was the first game they ever got, and they're just nuts for it. Well you can imagine the excitement when the girls got invited to Candy Land's 60th birthday party in San Francisco. It was crazy—event organizers transformed Lombard Street (the world's most crooked street) into the world's largest game of Candy Land. Ro and Ree couldn't believe their eyes. They ogled the larger-than-life gameboard; chatted up King Kandy, Princess Lolly, and Princess Frostine; ate more candy than I'll ever admit; stood in line for a piece of the wild birthday cake (which they promptly gave to BobBob); and even got their very own preview copy of the new Candy Land Sweet Celebration Game. Neat, neat day. "Um, Princess Frostine, can we touch your pretty pink dress?": I asked them to stand near the games so I could get a pic, and they plopped right down on them. Eeps. Ro snuck a feel of Princess Lolly's lollipop: Ree asked King Kandy why he had such big feet: "Cake? Did someone say cake?": "Wow, this is a really big game": Thanks, Candy Land, we had fun celebrating your birthday!