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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Saturday in the Park

Walker and I took a short road trip up the river in search of the sand castle competition we heard about online.  We got to the park where the contest is usually held, but there were no castles, no sand, no contestants.  The day was just too beautiful to be disappointed, though.  We decided to stroll through the park. Turns out, that little park is a pretty hoppin' place....

My handsome sweetie ~

A calm looking bride and groom, relaxing before their big event

A paddle wheeler played calliope music as it floated past

Bike racers!

A tent full of food, drink, and music welcomed the racers at the finish line

And to top it off, a parade of classic cars!

We worked out quite an appetite with all that strolling and people watching.  So we found a little bistro across from the park, where we grabbed an outdoor table - with a perfect view of the wedding, of course! - and enjoyed a little lunch.  The race tent turned their music down during the wedding, but as soon as it was over they cranked up "I Knew the Bride When She Used to Rock and Roll" and the wedding guests fairly danced out of their chairs.

We topped off our afternoon with some scrumptious dessert at our little bistro.  While I would have loved to see the ginormous sand sculptures, I have no complaints about our adventure.  EVERYTHING was fabulous ~

I don't know what this was called, but it had chocolate covered puff pastry with cookies & cream filling, and Walker was very quiet eating it, a sure sign of deliciousness ~  
Rum chata parfait - heaven in a footed dish ~


  1. What a day it turned out to be. Who needs sand castles??? I LOVE calliope music and paddle wheel boats. That heaven in a footed dish looks divine. Glad you had a wonderful time.

  2. Isn't it amazing what we find so unexpectedly and it turns out great. Sounds like a good time was had by all.