My father has been gone 5 years. He died less than 2 weeks after his birthday so the time between the two dates has become a time where I think of him often.
The first year, my sister and I went to my favorite hot dog stand from childhood and ate Chicago dogs with fries in his honor.
This year, I was with my nephew and we happened to notice a shop that sold ice cream filled donuts! When the children were little, he had convinced them even if they were full, there was a separate “dessert pocket” in their stomachs so they could always join him for dessert. His favorite dessert was profiteroles and this was basically a giant version of one.
Early morning walk
Central Park, Sam, and Benji
I spent a fantastic Saturday morning at The Book Stall in Winnetka, a wonderful independent book store with 75 years in the community. Author events and book clubs fill their calendar.
It was a dream-come-true feeling, reading ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON and answering questions from the crowd which included babes in arms, engaged children sitting on the floor, longtime friends in the area, and a lovely elderly woman from the neighborhood who attended with her caretaker. While signing books, I was able to have some wonderful moments with the attendees. The perfectly dressed older woman asked if I’d come home with her and read again later.
Breath taken away
pull over to snap pictures
snow capped distant peaks
The Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum is located on the former Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Colorado.
Yesterday, I was on a field trip with second and third graders and we were led by a former Navy officer who shared some personal experiences and talked about the different aircraft above and in front of us.
The museum offers a variety of programs including “access to the cockpit” where they allow people to sit planes and helicopters not normally available to civilians.