Sunday, February 14, 2010

Winter Party at Occom Pond

Okay, so I'm slipping into the abyss of procrastination in regards to my blog, but in my defense, there are plenty of other things going on. Either way, last weekend we went to the Occom Pond Winter festival, and what a cool party it was. Regardless of the fact that it's been a terrible winter in terms of snow, they managed to get their ice sculptures up and the party was a blast. There were hundred of people there, including the HN crowd, but a good time was had by all. Also, we got to see the Macks, which made it fun for the kids. There were plenty of familiar faces and because the pond is so huge, A&N got to zip around and go crazy. Especially N, who is an animal on skates. We'd left behind our hockey sticks, which was fortuitous, because they were discouraging people from playing hockey and disrupting the festivities. I'm all for that, the HN crowd is a bit too thick with hockey player mentality, anyway.

We chowed on burgers and hot dogs, and a good time was had by all. We literally skated until the sun went down.

After the fest, we went to the bookstore and hung out, then had dinner at our favorite haunt, Bolocos. By the time we headed out, it was after 7:30 and time to get home and get some rest.

Unfortuntately, this meant we would miss the Tiki Torch Trek, which is a family favorite. The conditions were poor, but that didn't mean we couldn't simply walk over and support our community. Oh well, next year. I feel bad for missing it, but it's a bit of a stretch to try and do too many things, which in this case is two.

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Bert Brinkman for the pic.

had fun, ate, skated, saw friends

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