Happy Memorial Day - today is the "real" Memorial Day, May 30th. This day was always observed on the 30th before Monday holidays became the vogue. May 30th is also my Dad's birthday - he would be 102 today! To celebrate that, two of my favorite pictures of him:
This shot is one I took of my parents when we were hiking at Hawk Mountain. Not such a pretty sky, but a typical picture of my parents who both enjoyed walking and hiking so much. This was probably taken in the mid 1970's.
(I should have dusted this photo before taking the picture...but oh well!). Colin and my Dad in our kitchen - taken sometime when Colin was in school...not sure what year.
Happy birthday Dad - miss you so much!!
Our weekend has been quiet. I did meet up with Dee on Saturday morning which was nice. On the way home from seeing her I stopped and managed to buy 2 pairs of sneakers! The pairs I had been using were just not comfortable. Hopefully the new ones will be better. I wore one pair while walking yesterday and they seemed to be fine.
My walk yesterday was along the canal path and they could have used a traffic controller both for the water and the walking path. Busy, busy, busy - kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, bikes, dogs, walkers, joggers, etc. It was crowded. My plan is to get out soon to walk before it gets too crowded and before it gets too hot.
Yesterday we watched the chickadee babies fledge from the camper birdhouse. The parents didn't seem overly concerned, but we were! We had to grab Mabel and put her inside as the babies were flying down to the ground. I think all 3 chicks ended up safe.
No BBQ plans for us today. Fletch grilled both Saturday and Sunday nights, so I think I will cook something tonight. Just planning to take it easy. Pollen has increased and my allergies are working in overdrive this morning!
Hope everyone is enjoying a nice, long, holiday weekend.