Saturday, August 27, 2011

Satuday, and a walk in the park...

The munchkin (who is nearly as tall as I am) and I took a walk in the park today.

Sunshine, moderate temps and cool breezes...lovely. We made some fun discoveries along the way.

Did you know that seagulls don't run away if you say hi-hi-hi-hi-hi repeatedly to them?

Or that there are some (v.weird looking) birds that seem to spend more time under water than above it? No, I'm not talking about penguins. I think this one was some sort of heron or egret. Beautiful in a rather otherworldly way.

The clincher which made our walk miraculous today?

The little veteran's monument for four home-town boys. Mind you, brothers. We read this on the little plaque located there. O_o V. Cool.

"The Niland Brothers were four American brothers from Tonawanda, New York, serving in the military during World War Two. Of the four, two survived the war, but for a time it was believed that only one, Frederick Niland, had survived. Frederick was sent back to the United States to complete his service and only later learned that his brother Edward, missing and presumed dead, was actually a captive in a Japanese POW camp in Burma. Steven Spielberg's film, Saving Private Ryan, is widely believed to be based  on the brothers' story."

All in all, a most enjoyable time.

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