Monday, May 26, 2008

Everybody loves a parade.......

This morning the sun was shining and the temp was 67 degrees, slight breeze, a great day to watch a parade. The annual Lincoln Memorial Day parade began at 11:am. John and I decided to avoid the excessive traffic and would go down Lonsdale to Higginson to Industrial to Walker and meet the parade as it headed and would end at Dow's Square in front of the Saylesville fire Department. This was a wise choice we arrived at 11:25 and the parade had not gone pass yet. Parade began at 11 a.m. from Smithfield Avenue at Pawtucket city line to Dow’s Square on Walker Street. The theme is “Honor Our Troops.”

We stood in front of a lemonade truck and had the sun to our backs, great for taking my photos and providing shade for Buddy.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

A night of fire, music and dancing under the stars

We parked in front of the Amtrak station in Providence to begin our evening adventure of food and entertainment. This was the opening evening of The 2008 Waterfire season.

WaterFire is an environmental art installation created by Barnaby Evans in Providence, Rhode Island. It consists of a series of up to 100 bonfires that blaze just above the surface of the three rivers that pass through the middle of downtown Providence in Waterplace Park
(the Woonasquatucket, Moshassuck, and Providence rivers) , with accompanying world and classical music, sometimes with live performances.
Before walking around the river banks and watching the fires blazing and hearing the classical music we went to the Providence Place Mall Food Courtwhere Mark and I had our favorite Indian food at Gourmet India. I had PANEER PALAK, which is fresh spinach and homemade cheese with a touch of onions and ginger. DELICIOUS
After eating we walked and walked and walked by 10:00pm we were ready to sit for 20 minutes at the Rhode Island School of Design auditorium to see a 3-D slide show of Providence over the past 100 years. Very informative and interesting. After purchasing a medium size bag of kettle popcorn we walked to the WaterFire Sovereign Plaza Ballroom.

Sovereign Bank sponsors the ever popular WaterFire Sovereign Plaza Ballroom featuring live dancing under the stars. The Sovereign Plaza Ballroom returns this 8th season for four exciting nights.

The Sovereign Plaza Ballroom is free and open to the public. The Ballroom is just one short block away from WaterFire beneath the famous Turk’s Head building at the intersection of Westminster and Weybosset Streets in the downtown financial district.

The story tells of a Man named Jacob Whitman who once owned a home on this site in the mid-eighteenth century. His porch was adorn with a carving of a Turk. Over time the corner was called Turk's Head by locals. After Mr. Whitman passed away people continued to associate that name to the area. Eventually a commercial building replaced Mr. Whitman's home but the name still stuck. When the present building was eventually built, a large-scale head of a Turk was included in the design in reference to this legend. The story might have some truth. The Historical society posses a carving of a Turk's head which is said to be the very one from Whitman's front porch. A stunning venue with superb live music and a 65’ polished black dance floor. The dancing flows from 8:00 to midnight. There are free lessons by master instuctors at 7:00 Lesson: Russell Monk and Waltz & Swing the Band is Compaq Big Band 8:00pm-midnight

We left Providence at 12:30 am after having a most enjoyable fun evening

Sunday, May 4, 2008

interesting blog community for newlyweds and young parents

I was searching for a homebuyer's checklist and I came across an interesting site that many of you might like to checkout, great information for young parents and newlyweds.
This site had an interesting blog community that had a blog for getting a free sippy cup.
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