Greetings from somewhere between Philadelphia and New York! This was a very special week, the first time my three sisters and I have all been in the same place at once in six years. On Friday we came from far and wide — okay, from Rochester, Northamptom and Martha’s Vineyard, to be specific — to visit my Dad in Philadelphia for a festive Father’s Day weekend.
via Rich Walker Photography — are my dad and I not basically twins?
It was a wonderful weekend full of family time, relaxation, and laughter. Between roof-deck tanning sessions we squeezed in a Phillies game complete with matching baseball shirts, a Saturday night cookout, a trip to the Philadelphia Zoo, a Sunday brunch featuring our dad’s famous pancakes, and a cake based tribute to the original Diet Coke loving dad. We vowed it won’t be six years before we do it again.
It was a sad goodbye at the train station this morning to both my dad and my Tucker, who has been such a precious canine companion to me these past few months. For some reason I’m taking this goodbye quite hard, and already pining for our Thanksgiving reunion. Damn, I love that dog.
Now, onto Photo of the Week.
Not a bad view
A peacock showing off at the Philadelphia Zoo
It looked a little rough after twelve hours in transit, but I loved baking this cake.
Which photo is your favorite? And happy belated Father’s Day to all the dads out there reading!