Sunday, June 04, 2006

Festival of Arts

Saturday we were downtown at the Festival of Arts with Dana and Katie. We noticed it was starting to rain, so we walked over to an awning and stood under it. All of a sudden, the heavens opened up...and as rain and hail dropped down, hundreds of people came running at us hoping for a spot under OUR awning.

You would be surprised how many people can fit under an awning that is about 10 feet long and 3 feet deep. Since we were there first, we were pressed up against the building while others pushed up against us just to get out of the rain. One lady even gave us her baby to hold while she rescued her toddler from the storm.

That day, we learned that Grand Rapids is all about community. The people were friendly, funny, and not afraid to stand REALLY close to a stranger...and even hand them their baby.