I can’t believe my father has been gone for an entire year. There are days when I feel like I spoke to him less than 24 hours before, and others when I feel like he’s been missing from my life for an eternity. I decided to use this month’s Snapshot Saturday Posts to pay tribute to him and some of the places he loved most. We spent a lot of the last few years revisiting some of the adventures we had while I was growing up. We went to ball games, amusement parks, the zoo, the movies, car races, casinos, and museums. One of my favorite memories of childhood was going to the Bronx Zoo with my Dad, my brother and our Grandma. The last trip I took with my dad was a return visit to the Zoo. This is a picture of him outside of the Rhinoceros habitat in April of 2013.
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This week I was reminded that we will soon be traveling to visit family for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, and we can’t wait!
WooHoo! I should totally be packing right now, or running last minute errands, or something like that, because we leave in less than a week for sunny Orlando, FL! In less than 7 days we will be checking in at the Walt Disney World Resort for a fabulous, fun-filled, gastronomically amazing vacation! I’m so very excited! I have already double checked my camera and cannot wait to make use of it at my favorite Disney Park to take pictures – Animal Kingdom.
This month I have chosen to dedicate my Snapshot Saturday posts to counting down until our next trip to the happiest place on Earth!!! Walt Disney World! However, this week I’m not actually going to follow through with that plan. I’m going to post snapshots from the 2 places that we are planning to go that are off property…
The first shot is from the last time we went to Universal Studios in December of 2009, and it is the anticipatory sign for the soon to be opened Harry Potter Land. I can’t wait!!! I feel like a kid I’m so excited!
The second picture is one I’m really proud of, any one who has taken photos of moving objects knows just how hard it is to time the shot perfectly and that is exactly what happened with this photo. It’s from a trip to Sea World we took with my dad in March of 2012. It makes me think of him every time I see it…
It’s that time again, and this week I’m really feeling my subject of choice, NASCAR!! Why you wonder?? I’ll tell you! It’s because we are up at the track in Loudon, New Hampshire for the race weekend!!! That’s right, we are currently getting a bit of sunburn, wandering around out at all the booths and stands, listening to the roar of the engines, and even wandering around the Pits!!! The only thing missing is that my dad isn’t here with us. He was supposed to have joined us on this fun filled adventure, but sadly he passed away last month, so our good friend has joined us to celebrate his love of all things automotive and to cheer on his favorite driver, Kyle Busch. (I personally like Dale Earnhardt, Jr., but Gwen and my Dad always did have a soft spot for those Rowdy souls amongst us.) So in honor of my dad, and all the joy he found in traveling with us I’ve selected a picture of Gwen sitting behind the wheel of his favorite driver’s car. We’ll all be lifting a glass and screaming really loud in your honor tomorrow.