Views of the Neighborhood. Lakeway Park 25th Anniversary

Lakeway Park is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary. As is fitting there was cake, kite flying, kayaking, and paddleboarding. The day was beautiful with temperatures in the high seventies. Come walk with me.

The first aid tent which oversees the kayak and paddleboard lending.

A couple of grandparents enjoying the day.

Kites are in the air.

Getting ready to launch.

Gotta have ice cream.

Shave ice and water too.

A tentΒ by the Colin’sΒ Hope organization whose mission is to educate on the dangers of drowning. The organization was founded by the family of Colin Holst who tragically lost his life in a swimming pool at age four in 2007.

A beautiful American Eagle in flight

Lovely bird.

A grandmother providing coaching on aerodynamics. The tea tent is in the background.

I hope you enjoyed the tour.

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  1. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    Lovely area, John. How wonderful it is that you and the producer are surrounded by beauty and a great community! What joy! πŸ™‚

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    1. We feel the same, Gwen. Happy Mother’s Day to you. 😊

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  2. Definitely gotta have ice cream on a day like that.

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    1. I know right?

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  3. A lovely park, John. That’s quite a new community. I’m guessing it was ranch land before as much in Texas was. Good pictures. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. It was ranch land until the 30’s.

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  4. Terrific! I had days like that when I was young, great memories!

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    1. Thaks for that, GP. Glad it reminded you of great times.

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  5. What a gorgeous day! You’ve got some Carolina blue skies happening. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing, John!

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    1. It was a georgious day followed by rain all week.

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  6. Your tradition for enjoying local events continues in the new home! πŸ™‚

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    1. It does, Frank. Out and about as they say. Or as Dale would say oot and aboot. πŸ˜€

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  7. The eagle kite is fabulous. I’d love to try flying that one. That’s quite a modern ice cream truck, too. I hope they were selling the real thing as well as soy-based, sugar-free stuff!

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    1. Yes, it was the real thing, Linda. We are in the burbs where life remains pretty much the same as in the eary 60’s. 😁

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  8. Nice pictures. I could almost feel the warm sun on me as I walked along the blue lake.

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    1. Thank you, Andrew. I hope you grabbed a shave ice on the way by. πŸ˜€

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  9. Looks like a beautiful day, and it wasn’t crowded at all.

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    1. I was early but you are right. Not big crowds. Thanks, Craig.

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  10. Love the kites!!

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  11. Looks fantastic there. What about the weather lately?

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    1. Rain and more rain.

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      1. Today at least we have a fantastic day here in Fritztown.

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      2. We do as well. Something must be wrong.

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      3. LOL
        But just now we’re having showers again. So things are “back to normal”. πŸ˜‰

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      4. There you go. Nothing like normal

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      5. πŸ™‚

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  12. So glad to see the sun shining!!! It’s been a while. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. πŸ˜€

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  13. What a lovely tour, John. That Eagle kite is amazing!
    Have a marvellous day.

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    1. Thank you, Dale. It was terrific.

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  14. An ice cream van?
    That’s new; I like it!
    Thanks for the tour, John.

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    1. He sets all his stuff up behind it. Very cool. Thanks, Hook

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  15. John,

    A couple thoughts off the top . . .

    What a picture postcard day for an event like this! As if the weather person made a backroom deal with Mother Nature or something.

    I am always in awe of how some families take grief and use it for the greater good of countless others. As with the Colin’s Hope Organization. It’s a testament to the human spirit, indeed.

    That Eagle kite rocks! I remember flying kites as a boy. It was SO much more fun than video games.

    Does the Marvel Universe have room for “Ice Cream Man”?

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    1. LOL on Ice Cream man. The real guy looked like a Marvel character. Colin’s Hope does a lot of good work with swimming lessons etc. Thanks, Marc.

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      1. Hey, the way that franchise makes money . . . just saying. Quite inspiring. Bless those people.

        You know it, Boss.

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  16. Beautiful weather! It is wonderful to have a public place like that for families to enjoy.

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    1. It is a nice park. Thank you, Jo.

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  17. Oh wow — kite flying! It looks like a wonderful day all around, John. I’m so glad you got to enjoy that. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Thanks, Teagan. Higs to you.

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  18. What a fun outing — thanks for taking me along, John! You had a gorgeous day for the celebration (about time, too, after all the rains there). The bird kites are really pretty, way nicer than the kites I remember from childhood!

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    1. Me too. My kites were 10 cents. Used to crash a dollars worth during the summer.

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      1. A la Charlie Brown, huh??!

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      2. Yup. It has been the same for ever. At the beach I used to routinely crash them.

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  19. Thanks for the outing, John! Looked like it was a beautiful day πŸ™‚

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    1. It was, Marie. Thank you.

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  20. Looks like a perfect day. It’s been so long since I’ve flown a kite!

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    1. I’m the Charlie Brown of the kite flying set. Major crashes.

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  21. Those are some amazing blues!

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    1. Yes. Unretouched.

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      1. Phenomenal.

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  22. Love the kites, John. Great photos. This looks like a great area to be living in.

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    1. Yes we like it. Thanks , Dan

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  23. Delightful! Do you allow visitors escaping from rainy, depressing New Jersey?

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    1. Only with the proper ID. πŸ˜‚

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  24. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    What a great.event. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you for coming along. Plenty of parking for the Harley.

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        πŸ™‚

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  25. You’re still near the water! That’s lovely, and it looks like it was a beautiful day and everyone looked like they were having a great day out in the sun.

    Gotta have ice cream!

    Both my children were lifeguards all through High School, and their early years in college and taught me drowning doesn’t look like it does on T.V. It’s really silent. Colin’s Hope is doing good work educating people on water safety!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. Yes we live near Lake Travis in Central Texas. It was a great day.

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  26. This looks like a fun event. Did they celebrate Mothers Day too?

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    1. No it took place the weekend before.

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  27. Beautiful blue skies and water. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda.

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