Thursday, April 19, 2012
This and that today -- Things in a Row -- Two Questions --
We went to the park and to swing, do the slides, ride the go-around, and climb the bars. This pretty flower bed was at the entrance to the playground part of the park.
When we came back home the good fairy had lined up all these toys in a row. Sorry I don't have a 'before' picture. Of course our two-and-a-half-year-old loved the order made.
The next day we visited nearby Regent's Park and coming out had a photo shop in front of these pretty flowers, all in a circular row.
We stayed near the Eiffel Tower and our hotel was right around the corner of the picture on the right. This is a legitimate because of the second one showing the rows of shops, apartments, and the hotels.
We left early Saturday morning and returned late Sunday evening.
All went well, Karen finished the run and got her ribbon. Next on her list may be the NYC Marathon. She did that one before in 2003.
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And now for my Thursday Two Questions: (See Thursday Two Questions by Self Sagacity for more reading. You could also make your own by checking in at this link.)
Last week you told me about your views and experiences with fences. We did discuss the hemming in of pets, keeping them from roaming, especially at night.My Two Questions for this week:
.1. Do you like to play with the young ones? And if so, what is your favorite activity with them?
My kids and grandkids all got plenty of playing with me as a participant. At early ages it was parks, board games, and sports. As we all aged things pretty well settled down to board games and sports with me as a spectator. Either they were playing or we all went to a game.
Where we live in a retirement community there aren't too many parks. We do have a nice one with picnic tables and playground machines like swings and slides, etc. Walking or cycling on the golf course is frowned on, even in the mornings and evenings before and after golf.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Paris Marathon Runner — MidWeek Blues — She Did It !!!
Karen, our daughter who is living and working in London, was a finisher in the Paris Marathon this April 15, 2012, Sunday. We are real proud of her! The first three pictures came from Karen's blog.
Of course her family came to cheer her on. Mrs. Jim and I did too! Pictures are below.
Saturday morning we took the Eurostar to cross the English Channel from London to Paris. Then a prearranged delivery van to the hotel near the Eiffel Tower. We left her home at five in the morning and were checked into the hotel about ten.
It took several hours for her to pick up her running packet as there was a humongous line. A small problem when she figured out that her passport and driver license were still at the hotel. But a picture credit card was sufficient so really there was not a problem.
The rest of the afternoon we strolled the streets of Paris. Also we ate, of course, at a sidewalk cafe. All told over the two days we stayed I believe that I WALKED twenty-six miles, the length of the Marathon run.
If you want to post a MidWeek Blues picture, go get directions from Rebecca by clicking on the logo picture on the right. She has a Mr. Linky and good directions . Just do what I did. Or do less. All she requires is a BLUE PICTURE, you don't have to write.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Transport. Transport. Each day Sammy thought as he mowed.
Must get to customers faster. He'd mow more lawns.
Viola! An old LX Transporter!
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I just knew you wanted to see this work car up real close. I did.
We found this cute little car parked by the stable area of a castle we visited in Scotland back in 2007. (Drummond Castle and Gardens visit)
°Written for Succinctly Yours – Week 56
°The word of the week, 'Transport', and the picture were selected by Grandma.
°It's posted on her blog, Grandma's Goulash
°Her Rules: Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words. It doesn’t have to be exactly 140, just not more.
°Using the word of the week is not required. This week I chose to use it liberally.
Magic Word is 'Transport'