John & Anne Wiley

2011/02/24

Family Day

People here celebrate a holiday named Family Day, and ours included a visit to the riverfront park downtown for skating on a frozen pond. Anne hasn’t done that since childhood so she was really excited about it, and our family now includes a hockey player who also enjoyed it greatly (and kindly offered pointers to the wobbly-legged Californians).

5618 Young Skater

5618 Young Skater

After dark we strolled a large sculpture garden of colorfully lit works in ice. Here’s a collage of just a few that I liked.

5630 Ice Collage

5630 Ice Collage

We rode the ice slide, which pleased the other kids because we only had jeans on so we melted the ice. That made their rides much faster in their insulated snow suits. Another branch of the family kindly posed on the ice throne.

5647 Adoring Husband

5647 Adoring Husband

Then we stopped for warm treats in the Good Earth cafe that Anne found.

1555 Warm Moment

1555 Warmth

It was an especially warm Family Day.

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