The first of the month saw me taking some of my first baby steps while on the road
in a public performance in Philadelphia:


I've taken up acting again, but this time I got the part:  I'll be playing a Moroccan musician, who's come to the United States to pursue his studies in the tambourine:




Tip of the hat to Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse -
home of the Giant Slide (not pictured):




Lo and behold, it's the return of the fruit-striped pants:




I begged and pleaded for my folks to take me back to the beach:




I was so adamant about staying on the beach that night somehow snuck up on us:




Two faces of the Ocean City boardwalk - night and day:




Taking in the light's last remaining rays near the aptly-named and
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xquisitely-situated, Sunset Park:




I heard Dad use the expression "trying someone else's shoes on for size" -
so I thought I'd take him up on his offer:




We ended up staying at a pretty wild motel, literally - check out the decor:




We rented a quadrocycle and took in the boardwalk early one morning:




Here I am not at the beach:




Dad took me to the zoo.  I found the zoo's inclusion of farm animals to be a particularly fresh approach.  Rather outside-the-box:





The zoo also had a human habitrail, which was worth the price of admission:




Dad also took me to the local firehouse, so I could climb all over their pumper truck:





Not only do I like to rock, but I also like rocks - big time:




Here I am going for the casual, unhurried look:




Hey, check out me and Uncle Dean as we attempt to stare you down:




Inexplicably, the temporary astroturf in our downtown village green is a huge hit.
Needless to say, the excitement is contagious:




Sometimes it's fun just to stare accusingly at the photographer:




I got to be a part of history when I watched the Washington Nationals play their
last game ever at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium.  I felt the passing of an era:




It's not what you think:




Dad took me on a tour of our county's riding stables, but the best part was the horse-themed hitching post.   I felt myself oddly drawn to it:




Sometimes I'll run off and disappear, but you know where you can always find me -
down at the fountain:




Oh no - not the irresistible lure of Elmo!