Thursday, August 29, 2013

Prepping for La Tomatina 2013

Tomorrow is the big day:  La Tomatina 2013!  For those of you that are not up on your obscure Spanish festivals, this is the giant tomato fight in Bunol, Spain that dates back to 1945.  The day begins with revelers attempting to climb a greased pole to grab the prized ham on top.  This immediately is followed by the world's largest food fight!  The town trucks in 150,000 tomatoes grown specifically for the festival.  The only rule is squish your tomato before launching.  As you may guess, the kids are beside themselves with excitement.  They designed their oshirts.  Goggles are a must! The bus leaves Valencia at 8:15am with the first tomato thrown at 11am!

Getting geared up!  We decided against matching swim caps.

Just off the train in Valencia, Spain.

Ready for battle!

Gun show!

Mac cut off his sleeves and drew a great tomato!

No mercy!

Bring it!


  1. I can't wait for the pictures of this!

  2. Too much fun. I have always wanted to do this.
    Do you think we could start one at Straub Park?