Thursday, July 10, 2008

Summer in the City:: part 1

Lake Harriet's Bandshell on a summer evening is one of my favorite places in the world. There is nothing quite like the sound of music drifting across the vast green lawn and across the water, the sight of happy kids eating ice cream cones bigger than they'll ever be able to finish, the smell of popcorn wafting across the crowd. We took the kids to Lake Harriet the other night for a treat and stayed to watch the boats and ducks. There was a band playing too, but not nearly as captivating for the kids as was the call of the concession stand and nearby ducks.

I don't know who ate more popcorn, Ron or Louise. Don't plan on sitting near her with popcorn unless you plan on surrendering most of it.

Here's the bandshell-- now brown but was a chipper shade of grey for most of my life.

The concession stand is on the right and the newly built picnic area on the left.

And this? Something created by the folks at Intermedia Arts I think, part of the Art Cars parade. On the frame of a car, but people powered. They were looking for volunteers to ride but I didn't want to go all the way around the lake. Could have been great group training for my triathalon, though!

1 comment:

noradawn said...

Jubi LOVES popcorn, too! We'll have to get them together to share a big bowl sometime.