Mall overrun with small children, bison

Photo courtesy of
‘two bison buddies’
courtesy of ‘Greencolander’

Buddy Bison (don’t forget the TM!), that is. He’s the National Park Trust’s “wooly toy mascot” and they’re going to put one in the hands of each and every one of the 600+ kindergarten through 7th grade schoolchildren who will be by the Washington monument from 10a to noon tomorrow. That’s a lotta tour buses, so you might want to give the area an even wider berth than you usually do during tourist season.

I am a little disappointed that the Buddy Bison (with obligatory TM) dolls weren’t exactly what I thought they might be, based on the #3 Buddy Bison hit on Google.

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


3 thoughts on “Mall overrun with small children, bison

  1. Are these children coming specifically for their plush bison, or is this pretty much the normal number of kids visiting the Washington Monument during tourist season?

  2. They’re coming as part of an earth day event that also promotes the national parks. I didn’t elaborate since it’s not open to anyone not already invited.

  3. Thanks – just checking to see if traffic is going to be worse than usual.