I belong to a Meetup.com group called Stir It Up and we get together at each others homes to cook meals and have fun! Sunday evening I attended one at my friend Bob’s home. Bob works full-time and he makes award-winning wine as a hobby. He’s such a nice person and has parties all of the time.
I’ve never attended the Findlay MarketParade or festivities for the Reds Baseball Opening Day in Cincinnati…up until Monday! It was tons of fun! The parade winds around Downtown. We were at Fountain Square, where there were booths, music, food and drink! I went with a few girlfriends and wanted to share some of our fun with you. It wasn’t rainy…this photo is of a cool water feature in the Banks area of Downtown Cincinnati.
Friday night we went out with my son and his girlfriend (pictured below). Originally we were going to go out to dinner and then to a haunted theme park, but it was raining, so we had dinner and then went bowling. I haven’t bowled in a few years…it was fun! We went to a place in Franklin, Ohio called J.D. Legends. It was our first time there. They also have outdoor sand volleyball, concerts, a bar and restaurant. Sometimes it can be a challenge to find something to do (that everyone wants to do) with an adult child!
If he looks tall compared to her…he is. He’s 6’9″ tall and I’m guessing she’s about 5’4″!
Posing for the camera! I’m such a ham. At least I admit it!
I’ve never taken photos of people bowling, so it was fun to see everyone’s style (or lack of — on certain throws). Randy looks like he’s going to fall here…
Justin has a long way to get down…
Ashley beat us the first game. One of the cool things this facility has is the ability to display how fast you are throwing the ball. I was the slowest…usually clocking in around 13 mph, then Justin and Ashley around 15-16 mph and Randy around 17 mph. Randy’s fastest ball was over 20 mph.
Randy said I looked like “Tinkerbell” walking down the lane and releasing the ball. But, I got the most strikes in a game!
Although we have a small family, all of our parents are deceased, and we rarely see our siblings, I’m grateful we have each other!
The evening that our cruise ship left Venice, there was a Masquerade Ball aka Bal Masque. It was fun to see all of the colorful and unusual masks!
Of course, Venice is famous for their masks…
”The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.” ~Jim Morrison
I took two more art classes…this time from a man named Greg Storer. It was another Living Social deal. Myself and a lady were the only two in the first class and the second one was yesterday, which had about 12 attendees. I feel like I received more instruction this time…a few tips on mixing colors and application techniques. I had to rush at the end of the first painting…that’s why the purple looks a little funny on the water.
The important thing is if you’re having fun!
Today is a beautiful sunny day…60 degrees…so I’m headed out to jog and take a bike ride! Enjoy your day!!