It was a fabulous Mother's Day and hubbs and I thoroughly enjoyed celebrating it. As I mentioned in yesterday's post, we headed off to the Albany Tulip Festival and on our way home, stopped and had a fantastic dinner at one of our favorite places to fill our bellies; The Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Troy NY. (Of course, I've got pics of the amazing food we had, as well as the photos from Tulip Fest!)
The day started out quite sunny with the promise of some mild temperatures, but by the time we hit Washington Park, the clouds had come rolling in and the breeze was a tad on the cool side. (Hubby was happy that he took my suggestion and brought a sweatshirt) We had a great time in spite of the change in the weather and the sun did make an occasional appearance.
We stopped briefly at the Amphitheater to watch a couple of minutes of the "Mother of the Year" awards ceremony and headed on to get a glimpse at the tulips. The winner this year was a lady by the name of Juliann Urbanski from Stillwater NY. She was nominated by her loving hubby Joe for her dedication to their own family and others, including her work with Ronald McDonald House. (RMH is quite dear to our hearts. They're an incredible resource for families going through some of the most traumatic experiences that anyone can go through. They will always have our undying gratitude and support.)
|Juliann Urbanski and her daughters via The Times Union|
The photos that I took were not the best that I've ever taken, but I used my new camera and I'm still learning all of it's features and little subtleties, so I apologize for the less than stellar quality of the following....
|The heady (and I'm told, nap inducing) perfume of these lilacs were the first thing that hit us as we got out of the car.|
I have quite a few more photos of the flowers and the Festival, but these were the pics that turned out the best. I might post a few more at another time. I'll be posting all about the meal we had at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que tomorrow or Wednesday. (with photos) Stop by and check it out! Just make sure you have a towel or napkin handy, because if you love "Q" like we do, you'll be drooling all over your keyboard!