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Chinese Lantern Festival, Dallas 2012

๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ

At the pond in Dallas Fair Park 2012

๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ

… to be continued … in November 2023

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Chinese Lantern Festival, Dallas 2012 (3)

๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ

The Porcelain Dragon stretched 110 feet made from 15,000 bowls, spoons, and cups … all tied together by hand

๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ

… to be continued …

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American Heroes Festival, The Colony, Texas

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Since we live here in Connecticut, we miss the American Heroes Festival in our former hometown in Texas. Every year, the city had several good bands and a headliner playing on stage; free entry. The American Heroes Festival also had a carnival, beer tents, and concession stands. The evening always ended with a nice firework display. One of the reasons for the festival is we have a lot of veterans, including Kevin, in that community. I wish, Watertown or surrounding communities had something similar to the American Heroes Festival. It would be a lot of fun celebrating Veteran’s Day together.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

A Tragedy At The Veteran’s Weekend In Dallas, Texas

I also want to remember the pilots and crew, who was involved in the terrible tragedy of today’s Commemorative Air Force’s Wings over Dallas Airshow. May they rest in peace and the families be in our prayers. Sadly, six lives have been lost.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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Chinese Lantern Festival, Dallas 2012 (2)

๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ

๐Ÿผ Pandas & Peaches ๐Ÿ‘

๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ

… to be continued …

2022 · Days of The Week · Festivals · My Travel Journal · Special Events · Texas · Throwback Thursday · USA

Chinese Lantern Festival, Dallas 2012 (1)

๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ

In November 2012, Kevin, Katelynn, Sara, and I went to the Chinese Lantern Festival in Fair Park, Dallas. We arrived early. So, we still had time to walk around Fair Park. When the State Fair of Texas is over, that place looks very empty. But the Texas Starยฎ Ferris Wheel is there year-round. Katelynn posed for some photos. When we came back to the Festival entrance area it was almost time to go in. …

๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ

… to be continued …

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Watertown Fall Festival 2022

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ

Today was the Fall Festival in Watertown, Connecticut. A lot of vendors and food trucks were present to sell homemade goods, and introduce themselves and their businesses. The Military, Police Department, and Boys Scout looked for recruiting kids and young adults. But when you look for me at a festival, look no further than the Artsy and Crafty canopy tents. And I love to look at dresses. Unfortunately, at the fairs and festivals, the vendors never have them in my size, which can be frustrating at times. However, it was a beautiful sunny day. While Sara walked around with her friends, Kevin and I hung out with Lily’s mom. We had quite a conversation and didn’t even notice how fast the time flew by. Once the vendors packed their items, it was time to leave the park.

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ

2022 · Beautiful Colors of Autumn · Festivals · Special Events

A Visit At The Connecticut Renaissance Faire, Lebanon: Grand Opening Weekend In September 2022

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ

Connecticut Renaissance Fair 2022

Kevin, Sara, Lily, and I went to the Connecticut Renaissance Faire in Lebanon this morning. They have the three days Grand Opening & Market Weekend due to Labor Day. And we wanted to go there and check it out. It is a much smaller Faire than the one in Waxahachie, Texas. But it seems more family-oriented and people are much closer to one another. In other words, it’s a festival in a small-town neighborhood, where everyone knows each other. We were comfortable enough to let the girls go on their own adventure, while Kevin and I looked at each booth and tent. Sara and Lily got their faces painted by #facecandyjenna. Jenna has an account at https://www.tiktok.com/@facecandyjenna

We are planning to visit the Renaissance Faire in October, again. The All Hallows Weekend is on October 15 & 16, 2022. Halloween Knights will be in the after-hours on October 15, 2022. The girls can dress up in their Halloween Costumes and enjoy the festivities.

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ

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Apple Picking At The Rogers Orchards In Southington, Connecticut 2022 ๐ŸŽ

๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฑ

Kevin, Sara, and I went to an orchard for apple picking today. We could pick Gala, Honey Crisp, and McIntosh apples. But first, we had to purchase a bag at the gate, before we could enter the orchard. Well, we’ve got over a dozen fresh-picked apples for $14. And we made sure we filled the back up to the rim. When I went over to the row of Gala apples, I picked the perfect apple: nicely red with a stem and a little leaf on it. Kevin mentioned: “This is the perfect teacher’s apple. Sara, you can bring this one to your new school teacher on Tuesday.” Sara replied: “That would be Ms. ***. She’s my math teacher.” We all began to laugh. Math is not Sara’s strong suit. After filling up the whole bag and munching on another apple, we made our way back to the car. Apple picking should be an annual family tradition in our house.

๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฑ