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Fashionable Family Friday: The Joys of Being on the Road

August 1, 2014

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Here in Georgia, vacation time is winding down and the kids are getting ready to start back to school next week.  We, too, were on the tail end of our summer trip out West and heading home… looks like it was none too soon.

 

Airborne

July 30, 2014

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For H’s birthday, I surprised him with a visit to the Delta Flight Museum.  The recently renovated museum is located on the original site of the Atlanta airport and is filled with a variety of historic aircraft, rare aviation items, and, to top it all off, a Boeing 737-200 flight simulator (the only one open to the public in the country).  Part of his gift was an hour’s flight time in the simulator, which H happily used to fly around a virtual Atlanta.

 

Cleared to Land

July 28, 2014

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It wouldn’t be summer without the hummingbirds’ stopping by on their way to exotic lands down south.

 

Fashionable Family Friday: Squirming for Posterity

July 25, 2014

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I love old family photos with their funky colors and grainy images… and I’m especially amused at how they preserve those awkward moments from the past.

Today’s image highlights a pensive look and an extremely poofy hairdo… and it looks like I might need to visit the ladies’ room.

 

A Flavor All Its Own

July 23, 2014

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You can learn a lot about a town just by window-shopping.  The French Quarter in New Orleans definitely has an ambiance all its own.

 

San Fermin in Nueva Orleans

July 21, 2014

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A couple of weeks ago I traveled to Louisiana to join friends for the annual San Fermin in Nueva Orleans festival, better known as the The Running of the Bulls… New Orleans style.

We dressed in white, tied red sashes around our waists, and wound our way through town (for charity and fun, of course).  While en route, we kept an eye out for the “bulls” — members of Big Easy Rolllergirls and other roller derby leagues across the country.  These women dress in wild costumes (featuring horned helmets) and carry plastic bats to “tap” you should you get too close.

We had a grand time!  I thought I’d share some highlights

 

Fashionable Family Friday: A Ray of Sunshine

July 18, 2014

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I recently found these two images and was struck by the difference in attitudes.  In the first picture, our body language implies that something is amiss, perhaps even a little tense.  In the second, sister S shows up and brightens the space, just as she does today.  (Sister L is apparently oblivious.)

 

 

 

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