Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Fun Weekend

This past weekend as our Nation remembered those who have served our country on Memorial Day, we were able to share our extended weekend with visiting family and some young men currently in school learning their various skills for service in the Navy.  Kevin's brother Brendan and his wife Amy came down from Pennsylvania for the weekend and to stay with Grandma and Poppie.  At the same time Patrick and Jennifer's son Daniel who is currently in the Navy and in classes for his position in the Nuclear field came with 3 friends and fellow students for some R and R.                    

Daniel and his Navy friends

Daniel on the far right, talking as we wait for lunch

On Saturday we all enjoyed a great BBQ hosted by Patrick and Jennifer and had a lot of fun visiting, swimming and eating on what turned out to be a beautiful day weather wise.  Kevin shared his old Navy stories as these young guys seemed to be an interested audience, since they are preparing for their careers and adventures that will come in time for them too.

Kevin sharing his Navy stories with the guys

The girls swam and enjoyed themselves, especially when Uncle Pat joined them.

Then it was time for the girls to get out and eat and the guys to have a lively game of volleyball. Lots of fun!!!

Sunday Cameron graciously watched the girls for us so Kevin and I could join Patrick, Jennifer and the guys, along with Brendan and Amy for an evening at a VERY crowded downtown Disney.  After finally finding a parking space we walked for a bit then headed to Ghiradelli's for some ice cream. Kevin and I split a hot fudge sundae served in a sugar waffle cone coated with a dark chocolate. Really good!!

Sunset over water by Downtown Disney

Balloon ride there

Patrick and Jennifer waiting for our desserts

Hot fudge sundae- YUM!!!

Brendan and Amy

After our desserts we walked it off by looking at the shops and stopping for the various musicians performing around the area.  This included Dominic Gaudious and his didgeridoo.  He is a talented musician and really plays to those who gather around to listen, so it makes it so much fun to watch the crowd as you listen.  After several hours it was time to say goodnight and head home. 
It was a great weekend and a nice break from all the current project activities we've been busy with.

Dominic performing

Kevin, Patrick and Brendan

Hope you all had a good one too!!


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