We traveled to Peoria, IL to help Justin and Melodie move to a new apartment. On the way, we went through our old hometown, Indianapolis and of course I had to take a picture of the new Colts Stadium. Yes, we are avid fans after living there for 10 years. Yes, we miss the city but we also miss the Colt's games. One day, we will return for a game in this great new stadium.
The Dunbar's, Melodie's parents also came to help move all the way from Tulsa. Both sets of parents to move you? Mmmmmm.
Here we are twice. We didn't have anyone to take all of us, so Jordan and I traded out. He said he would photoshop me in, but I gave up waiting.
As many of you know, Linda, Melodie's Mom is an artist. She painted this on their new baby crib and I had to take pictures of it. Also, the furniture below, they found at garage sales in Tulsa, painted them white, and Linda again did her thing.
These are all friends and part of the Senior tag team. They have teams that shoot each other with water guns to get the other team out almost like a paint gun game. They can get out anytime of the day. All are seniors and the winning team receives money. It is a tradition for seniors and there is a lot of strategy and planning to win.
This is Priya with us. She is a great friend of Lauren and also on her track team.
This was my Mother's Day present. To be with my kids and yes I love to go to the Red's baseball games. The only downer, was that Justin and Melodie couldn't be with us. For those of you who don't where the ballpark is, it's right off the Ohio river. It's amazing to see past the stands and see the Ohio. When Melissa rowed for University of Cincinnati, she rowed past the stadium all the time.
The Big Red Machine
It's a HOMERUN!
The Red's dugout.
It's the singing of "take me out to the ballgame." during the 7th inning stretch.
The Delta Queen went by the ballpark.
There's always someone trying to make money just outside the ballpark and these guys were really good hitting these plastic buckets.
This bridge was modeled after the Brooklyn bridge but of course much smaller. It's just outside of the ballpark.
We are the Floro's and a family of 6+3 with the addition of our daughter-in- law and now with 2 new grandbabies, Anastacia and Weston. A son in law and another daughter in law. We are 32 years and counting. The family is growing up and moving out and moving in. We will continue to grow as the years go on or we can only hope.
These are truly cement corn stalks here in Dublin. A site to see for sure
benches to watch the corn grow?
Stone walls you see all over Dublin
Scioto River. It's is Urban Legand that Eric Clapton lives near here on the Scioto. Actually Duane and Jordan saw him the other day pumping gas in his black Lamborghini. He can be a "real" person here without paparzzi following him. He supposedly hangs out at the Starbucks in Old Dublin. We haven't seen him there yet!
Another view of the Scioto River
Chief Leatherlips. That's his name. When I found him, I thought I was in Egypt. Supposedly, he was the chief in this area many moons ago and in 1990, the City of Dublin, erected him in this stone that is indicative to this area. He looks a little angry to me. Maybe he doesn't like his statue.
Water tower in Dublin. They are everywhere here. This is Avery park about 1 mile from our house. It's a kid's dream. Soccer, baseball, softball fields and bike and walking paths. We ride our bikes and also walk here almost everyday.
Dublin Jerome High School where Jordan graduated and Lauren will this year. There are 3 schools in Dublin. One where Brady Quinn graduated, Coffman, and also Scioto. Jordan chose Jerome because it was just opened the year he started and he felt he would have a better chance in playing football. I guess it worked since he now plays in college.
This is Jack Nickalus and Jordan. We live near Muirfield, the golf course that Jack created. Every year, the Memorial is played here. Jack was dressed in a OSU clothing by someone, it was during games of OSU. They are very spirited here. Jordan was on his way to work and happened to have his jersey on that day so we took full advantage of it.
Their name is the "Celtics". You don't say it like the Boston BB team. It is named after Dublin Ireland Celts. It's funny to hear announcers say the name and they always say it wrong. Then everyone yells to him the correct pronounciation.
Looking down our street. Our streets are wide which makes it nice for parking.