The Black Pearl on High Seas

Maximilian Rex entered the Benicia kids costume contest and won first prize for the second year in a row. This year he had a custom wagon/boat with sail, ship's wheel and parrot. He was dressed in out-to-sea-for-months-at-a-time pirate wear. With his ragged pants and stained shirt and a hearty "Yo ho ho", he won the judges over in the 0 - 2 year old category. Next year, he moves up to the 3 to 6 year old category. The competition is expected to be fierce.