Sunday, May 10, 2009

Scenes From A Very Long Weekend...

From For Ellipsis

"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."

-Oprah Winfrey

I am really tired. :) It has been a very long, very enjoyable weekend. :) Alan and I take the second weekend in May off each year, not so much for Mother's Day, but for all the fun things to do around the Bay Area. Starting with the annual Chili Cook-off at the Rowell Ranch in Castro Valley, which takes place the night before the Rodeo parade on Saturday. On Saturday evening we grab something yummy, like a pizza or chicken, and head across the bay into Marin County to get a front row seat for the fireworks at the end of the KFOG Kaboom concert! It's a fun weekend. I look forward to it each year, and I know Alan enjoys having a little time to just take a deep breath and relax a bit. He deserves it!


Take a look a what we have been up to...

Alan liked the chili made by Eden Medical Center the best. They got all his votes!
Miss Rowell Ranch Rodeo, Brittany Voss.

Yummy Eats!
Alameda County Supervisor, Nate Miley.
Silly Clown! :)
The theme of this year's parade was, "Back To The Future." It was interesting to see not one, not two, but 5 Deloreans!

And there is more planned for this week! Right now I am off to make a pitcher of lemonade, and gather the picnic basket together. We are going bike riding later. Fun, fun, fun! Staycations ROCK!

This our official kickoff to the summer. How about you? When does summer officially begin for you? Is it when the season begins on the calendar? Is it Memorial Day weekend? What regional festivals do you enjoy attending?



Jama said...

What a fun weekend that must have been! Mine was just a quite days spend with the family, since this is the only weekend I'm free. The rest of the weekend till end of June , I've classes to teach.

Charley said...

Holy crap, clowns scare me! Warm me next time :)