As I described in the "We Love Lucy - Part 1" post, we became obsessed with watching I Love Lucy. This was last summer (2011), we were just about done watching all the episodes, and I was looking for somewhere Lucy-related we could go for fun. I thought perhaps there would be a Lucy Museum in New York City or something (we live in North Jersey, very close to New York City). It turns out that there was a Lucy Museum in New York, but not New York, New York. It was in Lucy's hometown of Jamestown, New York, a good 7 hour drive from where we live. Furthermore, not only did this town have a Lucy Museum (entitled the Lucy Desi Center), but every summer they have an annual "Lucy Fest" where they celebrate all things Lucy! And not only that, but this particular year, Lucy Fest occurred over what would have been Lucy's 100th birthday! This was too good to be true! So we decided to go on a little road trip and spend a long weekend in Jamestown for Lucy Fest!
We got there Friday night just in time for the big parade. Marching bands and flag twirlers from all over the country marched along with Lucy-themed floats, as hundreds of Lucy fans lined the streets to watch!
Lucy Fest 2012!
(Coming soon, We Love Lucy - Part 3!)