Kevin, the girls and I went to the American Heroes Festival, this evening. But we didn’t stay until the fireworks. The girls were bored and hungry already, before Sawyer Brown came on stage. And it was cold anyway. So we left early to have dinner at a local restaurant. It was nice to see Restless Hearts live, let the kids go on some rides and hang out with their friends. When the sun set, I captured some long exposures of the fair rides.
For about a week now, I’m watching the leaves changing into their new colorful dresses. It went like almost overnight. And it seems that they are more colorful than usual, this year. I wonder, if all this good rain from October has something to do with it. While I waited for Sara and Katelynn to come home from school, I walked up and down to capture some photos on our street. A Mockingbird greeted me, when I walked by the neighbor’s house. She sang the song of Autumn and soon much cooler days ahead.
November will be very busy for us, this year: Today is the Witches New Year (Samhain); tomorrow we celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead); on Sunday we change our clocks back one hour (Daylight Saving will be over); the NASCAR races are coming to town this weekend; Election Day is around the corner; than we have festivities for to honor our Veterans on the following weekend; Fall Break and Thanksgiving is later in the month; and then it’s time to get lights out of the attic, and buy a fresh tree for Christmas.
Hello! I’m back again. Due to the flu, I was bed ridden for a few days. There is a nasty virus going around, right now. Sara had to come home from school early on Monday. She missed two days. She was very sad and tried to convince her Daddy, she’s feeling all better on Tuesday morning. But, we convinced Sara it was better to rest with some fluits and a couple bites to eat watching Spongebob on the couch. (I tell ya, Spongebob might not be the smartest sponge under the sea. But he’s my hero in situations like that. He fixes almost everything.) Today she was fit enough to go back. Me? It felt like getting hit with a shovel across the face. I don’t know how it really feels. But I can imagine it feels similar to that, what I’ve been going through the last several days. Still a little bit exhausted; however I can sit at the desk without passing out and later finding out I have keyboard marks all over my face. 😉
Last Saturday, there was a Part II on Veterans Day. After we came home from the American Heroes 5K Run, we rested for a while before we went to see the Oak Ridge Boys and the fireworks down at the festival. It was a great evening. The Oak Ridge Boys are still up and going. The fireworks were great as always. And I had a chance to do some more long exposure shots of the carnival with my camera. We had a great time as a family. And here are some photos of the festival: