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A Day for Dads

Yesterday was Father’s Day. A day to celebrate fathers across the United States.

My Dad

I am fortunate to have my Dad still with us. Although I didn’t see him yesterday, I was with him Thursday through Saturday at my brother’s house in Virginia.

That pic was actually taken in 2012. He still lived in Baltimore at the time. With my Mom, who is no longer with us.

Now he lives in Pennsylvania, which is a bit further away from me, so I don’t get to see him as often. But we talk regularly. And he is very happy in his new home, which is close to his sisters and not far at all from where he grew up.

Dad has always been a country boy at heart. He only moved to Baltimore because it was close to my Mom’s family and there were more job opportunities for him there.

Now that he is retired and Mom is gone, going back to Lancaster County Pennsylvania made perfect sense.

I spent the day with my other favorite father… Hubby! On Sunday morning he and I enjoyed our favorite annual event in Old Town Warrenton.

It’s just blocks away from our house and covers much of the area where I usually walk the dogs. Which makes it quite convenient.

Main Street in Old Town Warrenton

Main Street in Old Town Warrenton

We went early to beat the crowds, although you might not believe we succeeded, judging by that pic. Trust me, though, it was far more crowded later in the day.

Hubby spent most of the remainder of the day relaxing at home. Then, around 3:45, we headed off to El Toro for linner (late lunch/early dinner), which is not to be confused with really-early-old-people’s-dinner-time.

Later, we went to Sweet Frog for some soft-serve ice cream and frozen yogurt. While there, we were delighted to run into Carol, one of Janet’s (of The Empty Nest fame) employees, Carol, who is an absolutely delightful lady, and her husband, Mark. So we had company to chat with while we enjoyed our dairy delights.

All in all, it was a great day.

I took a bunch of pics, of course. Snapshots, really. It was Hubby’s day. I didn’t want to slow him down with photography. 🙂

I hope you enjoy the slideshow. It’s got music, too, so turn down those speakers before you hit PLAY.

 

Have a happy Monday!

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4 Comments

  1. June 16, 2014    

    Nice video of the car show! My favorite was the flat-fender Jeep…

  2. June 16, 2014    

    Nice reflections on the two men in your life.

  3. June 16, 2014    

    A wonderful way to spend the day. I love looking at all the classic cars. Thanks for sharing.

  4. June 16, 2014    

    Kathy:

    We also spent Father’s day at a car show. Pancake Breakfast, then hot dogs for lunch and Mexican for Dinner. A full day of eating and cars. No family, we had our family father’s day dinner the week before.

    For not wanting to stop for a lot of photos, you sure took a lot. My first car was a ’56 Chevy.

    I’m going to be in Lancaster County, PA from August 18th until the following Sunday. Staying in Harrisburg, PA. I want to see an Amish village and some horse draw carriages. And this place looks interesting

    http://www.yelp.ca/biz/porky-pig-diner-smiths-grove

    I have to visit your Texas trip again for the name of that BBQ place

    Happy belated Father’s Day to Mike.

    bob
    Riding the Wet Coast

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