The other day.
while I was standing at the counter of a local hobby shop looking for some 3M
spray adhesive, I saw a small flyer taped to the side with a picture of a
Batmobile. Imagine my surprise to find out that it was for a model show a
few miles from my house for the next day that included photo ops with Nate
Truman's replica Batmobile.
Now, Vickie and I had an appointment about 50 miles away for one of our
cats to undergo some follow up surgery. But we had about an hour window to go
out to the show, get a picture or two and head back and get ready to take the
We got there this morning just before the show officially started. I
showed up in costume. Nate and his family were a true joy to meet. He took the
time to pull away the rope barriers and let me get my picture taken in a variety
of poses. Nate gave me the "since you're in full costume" treatment and took a
lot more shots.
I can't express the thrill it was to climb into the front seat and to
put my hands on the steering wheel while in full costume. I'm still jittery
thinking about it. A real dream come true.
After we were finished with our photo session, a guy in his 30's came up
to Nate to get his picture with the car. He then asked Nate (pointing at me),
"can I get my picture with Batman too?" Nate looked to me and I stood by the
man for as many pics he wanted me in. He looked to me, shook my hand for a shot
and said, "Man, this is a dream come true." That just about floored me.
I had to get going to take George (our cat) in, but still got asked
before I left to pose with another kid who was just beaming. I guess if I
didn't have to go, I could have been doing that all day. I wish I could have.
But, maybe another time.
I think the pictures say the rest.