Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sauntering

It was time to saunter.

Yes, i still got up very early Mardi Gras Tuesday and did laundry. The only problem with getting up so early is that there is no coffee available, unless i want to make it myself in the room, which i don't, i need some breaks from routine, until 6:30am. Anyone who follows that sentence deserves a medal, or another cup.

Because our only reservation was for dinner, we didn't rush anywhere. A leisurely breakfast at the resort, a day of magic at the park. Each child went off to do what he or she wanted, and Sweetie and i met up with each at various times and places during the day. Despite the looks i got from him, i dragged Sweetie on all the sentimental favorites like Peter Pan's Flight and Snow White's Scary Adventure.

We met up at the Liberty Tree Tavern for dinner, where they serve family style, as they would have in the 1700's or 1800's at a tavern or inn. It was mostly meat and potatoes and gravy, but i enjoyed the salad and ate almost a whole bowl of green beans to myself.

The fireworks show at the Magic Kingdom is something to see, and we stood right where we were in the "middle"; we could see fireworks blasting from in front of us and behind us. Sweetie enjoyed the concussions, as do most men who love things that go boom. Not going to dig into the reasons for that, just continue to shake my head in wonder.

During the course of this day, we met a couple who are true heroes in my eyes. Their children range in age from early twenties to over 40. Their grandchildren are 23, 21, 17, 15, and 3. The three year old is the child of their youngest son, who is still in college. They are raising the girl, along with her father, as her mother died. So two very brave souls, in their 70's, just my parent's age, raising a very young one. She was impatient for her food so i gave her grapes to help her wait, and had a wonderful chat with her grandmother. Very brave people to take on the challenge, and doing a great job.


Today is:

Daylight Savings Time Begins -- US

Ear Muff Day

Genealogy Day

Good Samaritan Involvement Day

Kasuga Matsuri -- Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara, Japan

K-9 Veterans Day -- US, on the day in 1942 the US K-9 Corps was established

National Coconut Tort Day

National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day

St. Nikephoros' Day -- Greece

Uranus Day



Birthdays Today:

Emile Hirsch, 1985
Rachael Bella, 1984
Will Clark, 1964
Adam Clayton, 1960
Dana Delany, 1956
William H. Macy, 1950
Neil Sedaka, 1939
William Casey, 1913
L. Ron Hubbard. 1911
Sammy Kaye, 1910
Percival Lowell, 1855
Joseph Priestly, 1733


Today in History:

Twelfth recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet, 607
Spanish explorer Cortez lands in Mexico, 1519
The Spanish fleet occupies Djerba, at Tripoli, 1560
Cambridge College is renamed Harvard for clergyman John Harvard, 1639
Jews are denied the right to build a synagogue in New Amsterdam, 1656
Massachusetts gains title to Maine for $6,000, 1677
The twenty-seventh recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet, 1759
William Herschel discovers Uranus, 1781
The Uncle Sam cartoon figure makes its debut in the NY Lantern weekly, 1852
The US Senate begins Pres Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial, 1868
Oxford defeats Cambridge in their first golf match, 1878
The Siege of Khartoum, Sudan begins, Madhist Sudanese against the Egyptian, British, and loyalist Sudanese forces, 1884
In France the length of the workday for women and children is limited to 11 hours by law, 1900
Mongolia (formerly Outer Mongolia) declares independence from China, 1921
A law is passed in the US state of Tennessee prohibiting the teaching of evolution, 1925
Clyde Tombaugh announces the discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory, 1930
Rotaract begins as a youth program of Rotary International, 1968
Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module, 1969
The Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opens between Aomori and Hakodate, Japan, 1988
India's Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader, 1997

1 comment:

  1. Well it sure sounds like you're taking it all in in style. Keep on enjoying.

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