Saturday, July 28, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday - Vacation past

Shadow Shot Sunday 2 arrives in this summer season (north of the equator that is). Naturally family vacations are remembered, by child and parent alike, today it is the summer of 1999. The family ambled up the Connecticut coast to Groton and Mystic, about an hour away from home...there may be plenty of attractions in the area, yet what the bigger attractions for the kids is the motel - and the pool that we don't have at home...





Vacation visits included the Submarine Force Museum in Groton.The museum and sub history is great, look at the building detail that looks like a tower from a sub.

The USS Nautilus is moored here. This was the first nuclear sub, commissioned in 1954 and pulled from service in 1979.

I couldn't go inside the ship, but Patti and the children toured inside. In the shadowy photo, Allegra (10) and Cam (8) stand aside a sub's prop
The Mystic Aquarium, another family fun (and learning) place. They are looking into tank - the shadows fall outside and inside the aquatic pool. The scanned photos sharpen the memory even more...

See shadowy shots from the world over at SSS2!

11 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful vacation photos, Ralph! Do your kids remember you taking these?

frayedattheedge said...

Lovely family memories!!

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful family memories indeed, Ralph! I always enjoy looking at the photos of our vacations from past and they always bring lots of smiles and Happy memories! Great shadow shots for the day! Hope your weekend is off to a great start!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Some happy family memories on parade here! Love the variety of entertainments for the children! Especially love the photo of the aquarium, where the young ones seem to be on a quest!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love the vacation pictures Ralph! We've been to that aquarium in Mystic....great memories ~ kids were sooooo small....what happens to them? (especially when we don't age at all...lol!!) Thanks for sharing some family memories with us today!

Beverley Baird said...

What a wonderful place for a holiday! Great memries to look back on as well! Love the shadows, even from the past no less!

BLOGitse said...

These kind of memories are great, especially when you see those kids as adults standing next to you. :)
Happy Sunday!

Dianne said...

allegra seems like she's walking on top of the pool :)
and Cam looks very Top Gun posed next to the prop
if it's a submarine is it Bottom Gun?
beautiful kids became beautiful adults

chubskulit said...

Alexa is a very tall lady and beautiful too!

Diamond shape shadows.
Have a blessed Sunday.
Rose

HOOTIN ANNI said...

How so very fun and filled with family memories and vacation pleasures. I like this post very much. Of course you never have a bad post...always good and positive!!

Paula Scott said...

Fun family memories-how fortunate that we have them! Can you imagine not having them? I shudder the thought!