On The Point

Words and images to capture the joy of vacation, the value of family, the chaos of kids, and the beauty of The Rock.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Monday, July 30th, 2007 - Hold me now, oh-oh warm my heart

What better way to start the day than with a picnic? We spent the morning and the early afternoon at the Ferryland Lighthouse eating oatmeal bread, brie, curried chicken, pasta, chocolate cake, fresh lemonade, and more delectable treats, all while looking out over a million-dollar view.

The picnic wasn't all eating, though. We did fly Maggie's birthday kite...

...and get away from the group for a while to sing a little Thompson Twins. Go figure.

To get to the picnic we walked about an hour from our parking spot at the Colony Cafe. A long walk like that a person needs to take a few breaks for photo ops...

...for naps...

...and for, well, other things.

While we frolicked at the Lighthouse, Nan was busy working, cleaning bakeapples that Grandma and Granda had picked at Cape Race a few days earlier.

After supper we all went to the cemetery for the annual outdoor Mass there, which drew a huge crowd and (although brief) was lovely. We visited the graves of some of my family, including the grave of my great-grandfather Mr. Jim O'Toole, whose portrait hangs in the kitchen and who Ed is quite attached to. That was a nice moment.

The boys needed a little pool time to unwind after a full day.

Ed needed something a little stronger.


  • At 1:36 PM, Blogger Josie said…

    Hi guys,
    You look as happy and relaxed! Thanks for posting the photos, I enjoy looking at them and the scenery is lovely too!

  • At 10:03 AM, Blogger Mom said…

    Good for David and Ed and I for stepping off the trail to inspect the various flora and fauna growing under the trees. A most disinterested and scientific observation. How commendable!



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