Every year in July my town hosts the Da Vinci Days Festival. The focus is on science and technology, with an emphasis on the sustainable, human powered, and slightly eccentric. Saturdays mornings always have a disc dog competition, with free entry, so I headed down there this morning with Pallo and Koira. Koira has competed before, but not Pallo. Neither of them placed, and in fact, Pallo came in dead last with a score of 0, but we had a ton of fun watching the other dogs competing.
After the competition is the Da Vinci Parade. The parade always focuses on Kinetic Sculptures, basically, eccentrically strange human-powered vehicles.
Koira was a little weirded out by some of the sounds and strange movements, and Pallo did a "leap-back" when one of them made some super strange noises, but they seemed pretty interested in all the sculptures going by.
There were also a few alternatively powered vehicles that went by, including this totally electric car.
My personal favorite though is powered by a single man, kicking an oblong wheel behind him. He always does the parade every year.
Hope everyone else is having a great weekend!