Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tall Ships

Tall ships were in town for the Fourth of July weekend. We went down to see them on the 3rd. The last tall ships festival was three years ago, when Kate was only six months old and much more of a captive audience, so we carted her around with us while we toured the ships. We didn't feel up to attempting that this time, so we didn't get tickets but just walked around and enjoyed the festival and admired the ships from shore.

This is a replica of the Niña (yes, that Niña). It's surprisingly small.

There were lots of people out enjoying the festival (we ran into one of our neighbors, and some friends from church), lots of vendors' booths, and people dressed as pirates. We stopped and hung out in a park for a while, where there was a stage set up and performers singing songs about sailing and drinking.

Kate and Dad share some fries while listening to the music.

Since the last festival was before I started blogging, I thought it would be fun to post a few pictures from then. So here's Tall Ships 2005!

Awww! Kate was so little!

"Can I steer?"

Napping by the Glass Museum.

The Lady Washington

Doug would love to sail on a tall ship someday!


juliekintaiwan said...

Love that shot with Kate on Doug's shoes. And think, next festival you'll be carting around another little one! Sweetness.

Elizabeth said...

That looks like such a great time!! How awesome!

Freer Family said...

Oh my gosh, Cole would be in Tall Ship heaven! We must come up for that someday!
The baby pictures of Kate are fun, I can't believe she is so grown up. It really does seem like yesterday that she was born.

Laura Call said...

Great pictures! I love the one of Kate laying on her daddy's legs... very sweet.
We went to Tall Ships in 2005 but we missed it this year... bummer!