Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day 2015

The Memorial Day Parade in my town is one of my favorite events of the year (up there with Halloween). This year, for the first time, I joined my children and marched in the parade. I don't have as many photos as previous years, but many many memories of a special day.

I also learned something about myself….just as I can't sit on the sidelines and watch the parade without getting a bit teary eyed, it seems I can't march in the parade either without getting teary eyed. The feeling of gratitude is overwhelming.

Here's a small glimpse into the parade from the our spot in the line up.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Another visit to the Cornish Estate

You may remember my previous visit to the Cornish Estate from my previous posts. It has been a year since we visited, and this is one of those places that calls me back. So we decided it was time for a road trip and a hike to a favorite forgotten spot.

We hiked up to the house, and it was just as I remembered….amazing. 

The stack of fireplaces balancing in the center of the structure still capture my immediate attention, however it is the giant arched window that is my most favorite spot here. Imagine how beautiful that giant window must have been. Imagine the light coming through it, watching the sun set or snowflakes gently falling. 

I love seeing the tiles that remain on the fireplaces. While time has not been kind to this building those last few tiles remain…a reminder of the beautiful details this house once possessed.

It's impossible to stand in the middle of the remains of this house and not try to picture what it must have looked like…so many fireplaces, so many fabulous windows, and so much space. 

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thanksgiving Parade 2014

We have been looking forward to this year's Thanksgiving parade. Last year, the parade day was bitter cold, and the winds were so strong that they could not fly the balloons.
 This year, we couldn't have asked for better weather. 

We got there early, got a good spot, and enjoyed another fabulous UBS Thanksgiving Parade! There were clowns, dancers, floats, marching bands, and balloons.
It was a perfect way to start Thanksgiving week. 

I remember when I was small, watching the Kermit balloon on television at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. I think I may have even requested that a photo be taken of the television with the giant Kermit floating over the parade. I am still excited when I see the Kermit balloon.

The guys on pogo sticks were incredible! I had no idea someone could bounce that high or do flips on a pogo stick. 

I have had the Fraggle Rock theme song stuck in my head since seeing Red today (I bet you are humming it now too!).

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