Saturday, June 5, 2010

race for the cure

Our family joined our friends Al (on the left) and Penney (next to him) to walk in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Hartford today, in honor of our friend Christine. The kids were really excited to be doing something that raises money to give to scientists working to find a cure for Breast Cancer, especially scientists that are working to help one of our friends!

So we strapped on our walking shoes and took to the streets of Hartford! It was nice of the lines of Thunderstorms to give us a break and let the sun shine on us while we walked in the shadow of our State Capitol Building:

Here we are at the start line, with Penney waving to me. It was a very hot, humid day, but Bushnell Park has lots of beautiful mature trees, and we were able to walk in the shade more often than we were forced to tolerate the sun.

Our family, hot and tired yet victorious, in front of the famous Soldier and Sailor's Memorial Arch.

Zoo Boy in particular had a wonderful time today. He said it's one of the funnest things we've done, and is already looking forward to next year's walk. Here he is on the park playground where the kids played for an hour or so after the walk.

One of the really cool things about Bushnell Park is their famous carousel. And one of the really cool things about today was that the folks that run the carousel allowed those of us participating in the walk to ride for free! Here's my 3 guys enjoying their free ride. (I opted out of the go-round-and-round-and-vomit experience. Have I mentioned that I have serious vestibular problems?!)

The carousel is beautifully restored, and maintained and run by the Connecticut Carousel Museum. The horses are just gorgeous, as is the carousel house, which boasts some of the coolest stained glass borders I've ever seen!

Penney and Al got in on the carousel action as well.

You can click here to make a donation to help further the race for a cure for Breast Cancer.


Christine said...

I'm walking with you next year!!

Anonymous said...

what a great thing to do! and may i say? zoo boy is looking so grown up!!