I’m Back for 2012! (and a Contest)

Folks in Muscatine have all seen ‘TACO’ Tom Hendricks do some crazy antics.  Remember his gulf cart parade floats?   Or how he gave away 500 tacos at the Y Athletic Center’s Family Festival last year!!!

Well, this weekend, ‘TACO’  Tom decided to do something else fun for Muscatine: The first Kraken appearance of 2012!

I’m spending Cinco de Mayo weekend at Taco John’s in Muscatine, Iowa.

May 3,4,5   (Thursday – Saturday)
Taco John’s Restaurant
506 Grandview Ave
Muscatine, Iowa

10am-10pm  (times are approximate and weather permitting)

Thunderstorms this weekend might make me duck in and out of hiding for short times – but I promise to be visible as much as possible.  Light rain I don’t mind – but high winds don’t agree with me!

Stop by and say hello!

To celebrate my first appearance of 2012, I’m doing a giveaway! Want to win a River Monster T-shirt?

Is it safe to come out of hibernation?

Hello!  With a sudden change to beautiful weather, I think this kraken is done hibernating:-)   (no, I’m not hanging out anywhere just yet – but if you’re on my email list, you’ll know where to look for me when I appear)

If this is the first you’ve heard of me, welcome!  Take a look at my ‘Legend‘ page to see what I’m really about:-)

Here are some photos from the 2011 Children’s Festival in West Liberty, Ia shot by Yefei He – They might be the last photos of me shot on real film!

Muscatine River Monster - West Liberty Childrens Fest 2011- photo by Yefei He

For fans of real film photography, Yefei He shot these on a medium format Bronica ETR-Si 6×4.5.  You can see the whole gallery on Yefei’s Flickr: yefeihe

I can’t wait to see you this summer… I’ll be keeping a giant eye out for you!
The Kraken

Kraken taking a Holiday Stroll!


Who’s looking forward to the Muscatine Holiday Stroll?!

While I won’t technically be ‘strolling’, I’m going to be watching all from the Stanley Consultants’ Laural Building! That’s right, I’m going to be at the very first building I set my sights on in downtown Muscatine…and just in time for a very fun occasion.

I often hear people say, “The  Holiday Stroll is one of my favorite community events here in Muscatine.” I agree!   I can’t wait to see what this year’s event brings.  Remember Flynn Collier’s Christmas Karaoke? He’ll be back this year…


27th Muscatine Holiday Stroll
2nd St. Downtown Muscatine
Friday, December 2
5:30-8:30 p.m

See you there. This will likely be my last appearance in Muscatine this year!

ps: If you post a photo on twitter and tag me, @MuscatineKraken,  I’ll tell you what I think about it!

2nd St. Downtown Muscatine