July 20, 2012
My family attended Festa Italiana last night–an Italian festival held in Milwaukee, WI. We love going every year. The food is delicious, there is great entertainment, and it’s in a beautiful location–right on the lakefront of Lake Michigan.
We had free admission tickets that we received from a ball game we recently attended. The tickets were only good for one evening, out of the four evenings of Festa. So, we wanted to take advantage of those.
Unfortunately, rain was in the forecast. And I’m definitely not complaining about that because we’ve been dry here in Wisconsin for weeks, and all the plants and trees have been suffering for it.
We decided to go despite the forecast, but we made sure we were prepared. Here are 3 things we did:
1) We made sure our vinyl rain ponchos were in the car, and we brought them with us to the festival grounds. It did end up raining. The ponchos were great. They kept us dry, and we didn’t have to carry around umbrellas which kept our hands free for carrying food, beverages, etc.
2) We brought a rain-proof tote bag, and inserted some extra plastic bags inside. We were able to hold the rain ponchos in the tote bag, plus we were able to purchase some things at Festa (stuffed animal, bubble blaster, and a bracelet), place them in the extra plastic bags, and hold them in our tote. Doing this made it easier to carry everything and nothing got wet.
3) We brought a plastic sheet protector for our festival map. This way, we could get the information we needed about entertainment, restrooms, and food, without our map getting wet and unreadable. And by the way, the map helped us find all the available sheltered areas.
The festival was fun, and since we were prepared, the rain didn’t put a damper on our outing.