Who knew?  The rain actually made it better!  We couldn’t believe the turnout today, but more than the numbers, there was such a great spirit evident from all the visitors.  Thousands of people trudging through the rain sounds depressing, but at the Mini Maker Faire it was a chorus of oohs, aahs, excited squeals, happy hellos, and fantastic melodies.  We expected a spirit of DIY, but true to Dale’s vision, it was more of a DIWO (do-it-with-others) or DIO (do-it-ourselves), with Park Day Parents, makers, performers and visitors alike not just enjoying the event but always lending a hand when needed.  Thank you to everyone who made this such an amazing day.

Perhaps we should actually hope for rain next year?

Okay, maybe that’s taking it a little far.  😉

PS: Nice words about the event from the Oakland Tribune.  Thanks for coming, Sean  Maher!