Friday, June 3, 2011

I Like to Catch Brass Rings on the Merry-Go-Round...

...and I also like to watch some of my favorite people -- my sweet cousins -- riding the carousel at Lighthouse Point Park. We met up in New Haven over the Memorial Day weekend and had a great time with carousel rides, the playground and the sprinkler park. I did spend a good part of the time sitting on a bench in the shade, enjoying the beach air and watching the kids play.

The carousel is fabulous! It was built in 1916 and is one of only 100 carousels in use that remain from that period. The pictures on the website for the City of New Haven have some wonderful detail.



 







 The beach was a bonus. We were only expecting the carousel and didn't realize the park was on Long Island Sound. I love the beach and didn't get there at all last summer. One of my hopes for this summer was to be at the beach and it was great to start the summer with a beach visit with family.

It's been a busy week. I think everything that should happen in a five-day week gets crowded into four days in holiday weeks. We had a big meeting today -- I even wore a suit! -- and I am tired. So glad tomorrow is Friday and I have no scheduled meetings. I definitely will do "casual" Friday and try to do some "desk housekeeping". There are lots of papers that need to find a home, and not on the top of my desk.

Sweet dreams!

13 comments:

Grammy Staffy said...

I am glad that you had such a nice time with your family.... and got to enjoy the beach as well. Good luck with all the work you have to get done. I wish you well.... have a great weekend.
Hugs, Lura

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I too love the beach too. It looks lovely there. Glad you could spend some time with family on the holiday weekend. I remember those short work weeks and yes they were busy ones. Thankfully that is a thing of the past for me. I don't miss it at all. I hope your Friday is a fantastic one!

Country Dreaming said...

Ooooo that looks like fun. i love a good carousel
ride. I always pick a pretty pony to ride.
Hope your desk cleaning was successful!
Have a great weekend. It wil be HOT and humid here!!!

Melinda

Barbara F. said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time with your cousins! I am glad you are having casual Friday today so you can catch up at work. xo,

Sybil said...

What fun to have a carousel to ride. It was good that you were able to have such a relaxing time with your cousins. I am glad that the summer has arrived for you as well. We are enjoying lovely sunny warm days...a few times I have almost compained that it was to warm !!!
Hope to meet Rolf Harris the artist tomorrow when he visits Bath. You may remember that I invested in on eof his paintings last autumn...I am lokking forward to it, Fingers crossed that I can find a place to park,,
Love sybil xx

Connie Arnold said...

Carousels are such fun, and that looks like a great one! Glad you had a good time. Have a wonderful weekend!

Mevely317 said...

I adore carousels ... this is a beauty!
Of course, the way my crazy mind works, the moment I typed "carousel" I start humming! (Unsolicited comment, sorry!) -- but that was one of my all-time favorite musicals.
Hope you've kicked off that suit and are well on your way to loving the weekend!

Lynda said...

Thanks for taking us on your holiday weekend. We have a carousel in Coolidge Park in Chattanooga that is a restored antique from about 1895. We LOVE riding on it.
Desk housekeeping at my job is never done. Not only am I a packrat but get many interruptions. But I love having a desk! Is that geeky?!!

Loretta said...

What a nice get-away! It seems to be relaxing and fun. Thanks for allowing us to go along. Great Post! I am now your new follower! Won't you come join us and be our follower too? We'd love having you. Hugs! Loretta

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness - I would love to go to the beach - looked like you had a nice time. :)

TheNote said...

Yep - I'd enjoy joining adding myself into these pictures - carousel AND beach . . . lovely, lovely . . -g-

Barbara Blundell said...

The carousel looks wonderful and the horses magnificent ! The beach looks good too. We iive only about three miles from a beach and am ashamed to say that we hardly ever goe. Always enjoy it when we do especially on a Summer's evening when all is quiet and peaceful

Jane said...

Beautiful photos! Glad you were able to get to the beach!

Jane