Saturday, July 7, 2012

Holiday Week: Mr. Adams Takes A Holiday

Is it just me, or is the summer flying by? Projects sit unfinished while training is high gear. I am running my biggest race of the summer tomorrow. 

Luckily my favorite guy and I took the time to take a break on the 4th of July. Neither of us had ever been to Keuka Lake, the Y-shaped Finger Lake about an hour and a half from home. 

I have a confession to make though (don't worry, my favorite guy already knows): I have a crush. A colonial crush. Many people adore the tall redheaded author in Thomas Jefferson or the stoic grace of George Washington. Not me. I am a fan of obnoxious, pushy, short John Adams. I have a soft spot for a guy who wrote his wife everyday with such love and devotion. And I feel bad for the guy. He worked tirelessly to help this country to declare its independence and on the anniversary of that famous date, he died. As did Thomas Jefferson. On the freakin' 4th of July. Ironic. Adams' final words are purported to be, " Thomas Jefferson lives.", not knowing that Jefferson had died a few hours prior.

I decided that Mr. Adams needed to enjoy a 4th again, so we took him on an adventure. 

I hope that he enjoyed the relaxing fun-filled day as much as we did. Time now though to lace up the running shoes again...

1 comment:

  1. LOVE this. (Especially the one on the water's edge.) I need to find me an Abe Lincoln doll so I can take my historical crush on adventures with me!