Monday, June 1, 2009

Blue Monday--Patriotic Concert on the Beach

Blue Monday is hosted by Sally at Smiling Sally.  Visit her site to see what other's are sharing on this glorious day!!

This past weekend was my annual Girls Getaway weekend and let me tell was amazing!  We walked the beaches, the boardwalk, and the streets lined with souvenir shops so many times.  My legs are sore but it's all worth it.

To improve our weekend we found out through a friend who happens to be a bouncer/police guy that the USO was hosting a concert on the beach and he had tickets for us.  That was the icing on the we thought.

This is my favorite flag photo yet.  I was on my knees on the sand, looking up and the people behind me was perfect.  We were sitting in an area specially for military families and members, current and retired.  We had the pleasure of meeting some truly amazing people.  One fantastic group were those that did the Ride to Recovery 350 mile bike ride from DC to VA Beach, it was in our local paper but somehow I missed it, however, I was so glad to be there to meet them in person.  Some were wounded soldiers on a special bike.  Some others had wound only they could feel but still they gathered up their strengths and support for a good cause.  They are amazing!!

This is my twin sister Lin...what, you don't see the resemblance.  Ok so my tan is a little deeper than hers but otherwise we're identical. In fact my other sister has red hair and freckels--go figure.  OK so we are identical in life experience, love for our families, and love for our weekend getaway too.  

So this is David Cook and his drummer along with my twin sister Lin (red) and our new little sister Lindsey (blue).  It was exciting meeting the band in person and "partying" with them at the top of the Hilton.  I really kept wishing my daughter and son were there with me because David is most definitely on their iPod and they would have loved to have met him.  Having a picture was a must for them.  

Finally, you all know how much I love the sky and all it's wonder.  This is the sunset on the morning we were checking out of our hotel.  It's a little fuzzy but it is my favorite time of day--early morning, when the sun is rising and the birds are waking.  Just a few people doing what I love to do at this time of day--relaxing, meditating, contemplating life.

Enjoy the week everyone!

PS:  Come back tomorrow for the wine article from Neil.


  1. American would have gone ga ga. I like your twin sister or should I say triplets:) Looks like you had a fun weekend.

  2. How exciting!...Christine

  3. There is a definite family resemblance. The flag photo is awesome.

  4. Don't tell your sisters, but you are the prettiest!

  5. Looks like a wonderful time! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

  6. you did an amazing job catching those and your sisters are gorgeous! :o)

  7. What a wonderful time you all had! This looks like such fun, and it's always nice to be with good friends on a special celebratory weekend like that! Thank you for sharing with us. Love the pics of you and your sisters. I think you all look like identical twins and not fraternal twins. ;-)

    Your flag shot is awesome!

    Happy Blue Monday!


    Sheila :-)

  8. Hi Yira, love your! Happy Blue Monday.


  9. Great photos and Happy Blue Monday. Glad you had a wonderful weekends with family...Thanks for stopping by and sweet comments...Got my computer up and going...Thanks for your support and prayers...Have a wonderful week...Smiles and hugs..Katherinellen

  10. Yira,
    Great Photos....of your family. Glad you all had a great time. Got my computer up and going...Thanks for stopping by...Smiles and Hugs..Katherinellen