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Friday, July 20, 2012

Insta-Friday in real life, the sun is fun edition


Friday is here again. We are looking forward to celebrating my father-in-law's 75th birthday tomorrow. Then, my son has a soccer tournie on Sunday. What does the weekend look like for you?

Here is a Friday look at the past couple of weeks, in simple, sweet cell phone photos. We haven't had many chances to go to the local Farmer's Market this year. Actually we have only gone once.

We enjoyed the fresh kettle corn, above.




We also enjoyed fries AND sweet potato fries.



At one of the stops on our road trip to Cape Cod, my son was delighted to find this digital pop machine, with LOTS of choices. Or should I say soda machine? Americans say soda, right?


In a quirky shop in Provincetown, we saw these signs. This one reminded me of my sister's husband, because he thinks my sister and I are witches.




I loved this view from under my beach umbrella.



Beach eats. Craigsville Beach, Centerville, MA.


The sun and my skin don't get along so well.


They had one healthy option on the beachside menu: hummus, lettuce and pita chips.


Even vacation allowed for some thrifting.


Early in our trip, we got the kids to start writing down what license plates they saw. We offered $5 for a California plate. My son looked for DAYS before he spotted this in Cape Cod.


Back at home, my boy and his dad made a quick trip to Canada's Wonderland.

How was your week?

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18 comments:

  1. This American says pop! It's a very regional thing. I'm from Chicago, and it is POP. Anyway. Great photos of such a great time!

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    1. I wondered. I hear soda in New York state. I guess I should know better than to think it would be the same across a whole country! :)

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  2. LOVE the digital 'soft drink' machine (that's what we call pop/soda in Australia). Wow, it really is all digital these days. And don't you love how thrift stores look the same all over the world?

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    1. My son wants one of those soft drink machines in the house. ;) Not happening.

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  3. convey my bday wishes :)
    great pics

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  4. In the south, everything is "Coke". I personally say soda. ;)

    I giggled at the sign, ...today is not your day... ha ha!

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hi Julee, That's interesting, then even root beer is Coke?

      Have a wonderful weekend too!

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  5. looks like you really had a great time back then. great food as well =9 pretty sure you and your family will be having another great time in the birthday party!

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  6. It looks like you all had A LOT of fun!!! I love everything about it! The kettle corn and sweet potato fries (drool), the cute signs, quaint shops, sunshine, etc! Btw, pretty photo of you! :)

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    1. We have been enjoying the summer (and the food) for sure, Wendy! Thanks for the compliment! I am so finished with the curly hair. Fuzzy. I left it that way because we were going swimming, but I need to straighten it...now. :)

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  7. A local eatery just got that digital soda machine & my son thought it most cool too {I say soda, but I hear pop, soda & coke used interchangeably in TN}. Loving all the vacation pics! Add another Happy Birthday to your father in law's well wishes!

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    1. It is a pretty amazing machine. I would like to hear "soda" with a TN accent. I bet it sounds nice. Thanks for the birthday wishes for my FIL!

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  8. What a fun road trip! I grew up in Connecticut and am so envious! Washington state isn't close enough for a road trip to Cape Cod, unfortunately. So fun to live vicariously through your photos! Thanks for checking out my blog.

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    1. I haven't been to Connecticut, but maybe next time! I guess you can go to California or maybe Vancouver for a road trip. That would be amazing too!

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  9. Ah, these photos are the very essence of summer! So envious of your adventure, it makes me want to drop everything and go on a road trip, too. I doubt I'd find anything so magical as a random parachutist, though.

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    1. Hannah, maybe you could take a weekend road trip? Pack up some delicious food and hit the road? ;)

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