Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fall is here.

Musing from my walk with Gracie...

The temperature is 55 degrees and the air is cool and crisp.  Leaves crunch underfoot and fall from the trees. The street is lined with leaves, except where the cars drive where they're swept clean.  In the sun, it's nice and warm...I wonder if I'll be too warm in my hoodie, then we turn the corner and the tree lined streets are only dappled with sun.  Soon I appreciate the warmth of my hoodie again.  Squirrels scold us from the trees with their "tsk-tsk" sounds.  Gracie stops every so often and sniffs.  She pops her head up and stares into the trees and I wonder what her doggie eyes see that my human eyes can't...even with my new glasses.  Most people are at work, occasionally someone walks past us and says, "Hello."  No tap-tap of Gracie's toenails, she's just been to the groomer this morning and they clipped her nails.  Crows caw, hawks screech...we make our way back home.  Lunchtime!  And maybe some knit-time, too.  Fall is most definitely here.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Historic Annapolis Bike Tour...kinda

Mike and I drove to this park, mounted our bikes and rode to Historic Annapolis!

View from the bridge that goes over the Severn River to the Naval Academy.  The day was a cool and crisp Fall day...really nice.

First we explored this trail that went through Germantown.  When the trail stopped, so did we...turned around and headed back to the historic area of the city.
 We happened upon this cute park in the middle of a neighborhood.  There were duck statues in the park, families walking around, a dad and son playing baseball (I was praying that the kid didn't hit the ball my way and knock me off my bike...hey! it could happen) and had a boardwalk next to a dock on the river.
 On the boardwalk.
By the river.

 Then we rode to the historic dock on the Chesapeake River where all the great restaurants are...crab cake central!
 Then we rode to the government buildings and found these statues...
 by the...
 House of Delegates
On our way back over the bridge...until next time!

The Band!!

The Broadneck Bruins Marching Band had their first competition on Saturday night.  The scores were for feedback trophies.  The band sounded good and looked great but they only had the first three parts of the show done.  It was the shortest show of the night.  At the end there was an exhibition show from a college band from Tennessee...there were so awesome!  

I'm pretty sure you can spot Joey...he's the tenor (looks like he's carrying a table of drums) on the left third of the photo, about half way down.

Next competition is this Saturday at the Navy!