Monday, July 12, 2010

Ruby Tuesday - Vacationing

Ruby Tuesday often sends me to the past for ruby red highlights. Today, we look back at a family vacation in 1999 - the hotel was in Groton CT.

A nautical vacation spot including the great Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport and the USS Nautilus Museum at the US Sub Base, all excellent venues especially with ten year old Allegra and eight year old Cameron. A learning vacation the kids loved.

Really, though, the prime exhibit for fun is at the suite hotel and of course, the pool. Rubies are in the swimwear and the No Lifeguard on Duty sign. Of course we watched them have a great time, which parents always find rewarding.

See ruby artistry at Mary's excellent and fun meme!


maryt/theteach said...

Ralph, you never knew then how important it would be to buy bathings suits with RED in them! Ha! Bet the kids loved that vacation! Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

fredamans said...

Awesome shots of Summer fun in the sun! Great idea for Ruby Red!!

Greyscale Territory said...

Happy summer time usually means happy family time! And red always seems to be a great symbol of pleasure together! Wonderful photos!

Leora said...

Ah, those vacation swim dips! Such fun. My kids always say, get a hotel with a pool!

Joyful said...

Great photos and family memories :-)

bj said...

Hi, Mr. Ralph..
I hope your week has been good.
Mine has..we are getting enuf rested up from our Alaskan cruise in June that now we are wanting to go back !! :))

I always enjoy you 'blast from the past" photos of your sweet kids. They sure were having fun here.

See ya next Tuesday...;0
xo bj

reg said...

always nice to look at a blast from the past

Carletta said...

Cameron sure looked a lot like his Daddy then didn't he! :)
Not only red swim trunks but Taz ones - hubby and I are great fans of the Taz!
Allegra looks like the water was a little chilly.
My hubby spent many a week at the sub base in Groton actually working on subs. Our family has some fond memories as well of Groton and Mystic.
Did you visit Mystic Pizza made famous by Julia Roberts? :)
Lovely post as always Ralph.

chubskulit said...

I like Allegra's hair, so pretty!

Ruby Tuesday

Felisol said...

Isn't this what we most of all want for our children; days of sheer joy and happiness.
Looking back I think, it was so much easier back then.
Perfect holiday memories.

Anonymous said...

Great summer photos. I like how Allegra seems to be walking on water.

Tink *~*~* said...

I remember taking school bus trips to Mystic when I was growing up in Queens. Haven't been there in more than 30 years!

Tink *~*~*

Pagan Sphinx said...

Cute pix of the kiddos! I love Mystic. We did a four day trip there with our own kids. I loved the Piquot Museum.

Robin said...

Great shots, I'd love to get to Mystic one day. I've heard it's terrific.

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Linda said...

It's hard to think of people vacationing in Groton what with it just being down the road but I can see where those spots would have been a lot of fun with the kids; sometimes we take for granted those things which are in our backyard.

EG Wow said...

Even then you were smart to dress the kids in red. You KNEW about Ruby Tuesday, didn't you? :)

Marice said...

kids really love swimming :)

u may view mine too here

Ann said...

Must be great to swim in your July when it is hot.

Did you have a pair of red togs too?