One of those days when you arrive at a festival and no one is there yet. Over the course of a couple hours, there were only a few guests that showed up at the pirate festival. I ended up doing some friendly stalking as two families circled the booths. Eventually this little guy, who was scared of the mermaids at first, climbed into the pool and started splashing with them. I was pretty happy with this adorable moment.



Rhythm Rowell, 3, of Salt Lake, splashes mermaids Thalassa (Elizabeth Bowns, 26, left) and Nym (Yazmine Baker, 22, right) in their pool at the Utah Pirate Festival in Ogden.