Friday, February 22, 2008

22nd February, 2008

Goodmorning family, friends, neighbors and fellow bloggers,

Today I'm taking a vacation day, today. the 22nd of February, 2008.
The primary and initiating reason for choosing today is so we can celebrate Christmas 2007 in February 0f 2008.

Say what?

For the forth year in a row now, our children have presented us with a gift of a weekend away at a resort and /or bed and breakfast. This year they are sending us back to Lake Placid, NY, host to the 1932 and the 1980 "miracle on Ice," winter Olympics. We will be staying at the world renown Mirror Lake Inn located in the heart of downtown Lake Placid.

Oh, oh, gotta hurray this post along the word has come up that we're leaving shortly!

This weekend is auspicious for the portent of a romantic get-away weekend, but is also memorable for other reasons:
  1. George Washington, U.S. President #1, was born on this date in1732
  2. Saint Isabel of France (died 1270)
  3. Robert Ernest Larock, my father, died on this date in 1978 at the ripe old age of 58.

Starting today, a weekend of celebration, remembrance and renewal. Not a bad Christmas present if I do say so myself.
A big, big thank-you with hugs and kisses to "chelle, Bobby, and Jay!


In case you'd like to entertain yourself with some flash fiction stories while I'm away, let me direct you to Jason Evan's Short fiction contest taking place over at The Clarity of Night. I myself have submitted an entry. It's titled Conspirators by REL. It's #4. So if you're a mind to, mosey on over there and read. Please leave comment on this and the rest of the talented entries that you will find there.
Jason puts up a photo and all the contestants write a 250 word or less piece of fiction using the picture as their prompt. This photo is titled

"Whispers" Short Fiction Contest

"This contest is the 8th in what has become a wonderfully fun series. Clarity of Night contest wins have been reported in agent query letters, served as inspiration for a novel placed with a major publisher, and provided a springboard for bigger success. Using the photograph above for inspiration, compose a short fiction piece of no more than 250 words in any genre or style. Send your entry to me by email at jevanswriter at yahoo dot com before 11:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 27th (Eastern Time, United States). I'd prefer attachments formatted in Microsoft Word or Word Perfect (please see the format request below), but if you have something more exotic, you can paste the text into the body of an email. Each entry will be posted and indexed."

Now to the shower and then get packed.


Blogger Churlita said...

That sounds wonderful. Have a wonderful time.

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What fun! You have the greatest kids. Have just a super weekend and I can't wait to hear about the parts you can actually tell :>)

1:09 PM  
Blogger PEA said...

Can I adopt your kids??? lol Oh Rel, how fabulous that they got together again this year to send you and D out on a romantic getaway:-) I hope you have a simply marvelous time and as usual, I look forward to hearing all about it on your return. Your father was also very young when he died...I know how much you miss him to this day. xox

1:37 PM  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

I remember Lake Placid from the Winter Olympics. Wow, I hope you and D have a wonderful time.

Take care

8:00 PM  
Blogger Wanderlust Scarlett said...

That looks absolutely divine... hope you had a wonderful time!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

3:13 PM  
Blogger Mélanie said...

wonderful kids ! wonderful gift ! wonderful hotel !!

9:30 AM  

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