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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sundays in my City--Festival Edition

After my time in California (I promise to write more about my visit there soon) I decided to spend the day with my kids. This Saturday was a big day in our neck of the woods as there were 2! festivals happening. First, the little beach near us was having a carnival. And  secondly, the San Jacinto monument nearby was honoring the history that happened there 74 years ago with a reenactment of the famous battle as well as free admittance to the museum and some interesting booths and bands.

We decided to hit the beach first for a picnic and then on to the reenactment.


Carnival rides--always a good time!
We chose to sit right next to the band but when the music started up we were wondering if we'd made a mistake because it was really loud. We ended up loving the music though--hits from Journey, the Rolling Stones and others. We sang along and cheered.


This little boy didn't feel the same way. He walked by holding his ears and crying.


The all-American picnic. Notice the pie in the center? 

T.J wanted to make sure we had it be real Americans.
Kite flying--also an important part of an American day out at the park.


 San Jacinto Monument


The Texans with the (very loud) cannons


The Mexicans firing back


Heading off to battle


And the battle began and quickly ended.


T.J--our history buff--enjoyed the day very much.

What is happening in your city this weekend

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Unknown Mami

14 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos..makes me realllllly miss home!

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  2. Looks like a wonderful time;) great shots

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  3. Wonderful photos. it all sounds so great like a fun weekend. i love live bands, carnival rides and live reinactment. reminds me a lot of home to.
    http://airiaartphotography.blogspot.com/

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  4. Looks you had a great time!
    Happy SIMC greetings from Casablanca, Morocco!

    BLOGitsePHOTOS

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  5. Love the pictures, Amy. You and the kids look like you are having an awesome time.

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  6. Sometimes, you need a picnic. That's all there is to it.

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  7. Great day outdoors! Are you home for good?

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  8. A further proof that your country seems to be a wonderful place to live. Please have you all a nice start into the new week.

    daily athens

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  9. It's always a good day when you hear a little Journey :) Looks like you all had a great day

    Kristin - The Goat

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  10. Two festivals in one day! how lucky can your get-- especially since they were both so different. It looks like a great time was had by all.

    Cheers,
    jj

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  11. Fantastic day out! Thank you for sharing.

    I appreciate your visit and comment by the way.

    Have a beautiful week. xxx

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  12. How fun!! What a cool life you have! Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. Stopping by from SITS. You have an amazing life.

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  14. A post with cannons is always a treat!

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