I wish to again observe a bit – there was a lot happening throughout my journey to Vietnam and on the identical time, our comings and goings from the resort, what time we have been to be prepared load the bus within the morning – it made for days of being unable to sit down and share what it was like in Hanoi –
To not point out the the other way up physique clock – right here I assumed I might have time to weblog within the evenings upon returning to the resort, however I simply could not preserve my eyes open!
Vietnam observes Worldwide Labor Day on Could 1st – and it made for a 3-day weekend of celebrations that we received to expertise.
Avenue meals, music, dancing – everybody was out and about because the night cooled down the warmth of the day.
The Metropolis of Hanoi closed off a number of streets making them “pedestrian solely” throughout the vacation which made it straightforward to stroll round and see what was what –
I did not wish to miss a factor!
Avenue vendor promoting her wares –
The little geese within the field on the left are literally hair clips – and we noticed a number of folks, youngsters and adults alike, clipping these little rubber geese to their heads.
When darkness arrived –
The flowers spilling from the balconies have been beautiful!
In all places you turned there have been folks organising baskets or tables of contemporary produce and ice cream is a large deal~!
And did I point out music?
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One other vendor –
It’s fairly one thing to see them strolling with these baskets completely balanced on the pole they heft over their shoulders.
Not solely that – see these “child” stools to the left behind her? Not kiddie stools. These are grownup sized stools – and we noticed them in every single place. Folks sitting on the tiniest tables and little brief stools –
My knees can be as much as my neck!
Okay, it is getting sort of crowdy down right here!
I do not know what these are, however they certain look and odor good!
Enjoyable, colourful and festive!
Random metropolis scape –
The subsequent night with the pageant nonetheless happening – I made a decision to take a stroll round this little lake that was near our resort – (This was approach earlier than knee-twist day.)
In the event you look intently you’ll be able to see all kinds of oldsters out having fun with the early night – It was simply earlier than supper time.
Stunning pagoda on an island within the center –
3 fantastically dressed ladies having fun with the lakeside.
One of many issues I cherished most was seeing ladies wearing flowery flowy attire – beating the warmth of the summer season.
In all places you seemed, flowing skirts and attire in fairly prints. So very female!
And I got here throughout a gaggle of girls dancing!
Oh, this was enjoyable to look at.
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Beautiful motif on the lakeside.
That treasured pagoda from a special angle –
This little crimson bridge went over to a temple that you simply actually cannot see within the bushes – there was an admission charge and I actually did not have time to do it as I used to be making an attempt to go all the best way across the lake and make it again in time for supper….I will have to save lots of that for subsequent time!
Can we simply say beautiful?
One other park throughout the road –
However I used to be heading again to the resort to hitch up with some of us for dinner –
And again to the right here and now:
Raindrops on Rhodies!
I captured theses lovely blooms yesterday afternoon on my approach residence from the inn. I am afraid the rain we had via the evening will present that many of the blossoms are actually on the bottom – so this was a quicky to seize them. SO lovely!
We drove down to fulfill up with Jeff, Ashlyn and Casden for dinner final evening to rejoice Mom’s Day.
I assumed dinner was the celebration, however my coronary heart burst huge open when offered with presents and a Mom’s Day card with footage of my favourite redhead!
How can he be 7 already?
I mixed the flowers from Jeff & Ashlyn with those the hubster gave me and so they now sit on the kitchen counter in all o their magnificence – it made me smile this morning once I walked in to make my morning cuppa.
At the moment – Buddy Martha is coming to assist make beds in preparation for the arrival of the Could Quiltvillians tomorrow afternoon.
The knee continues to heal – I can do stairs albeit slowly. (And you already know that gradual is just not the best way I often go!) however I am getting there.
I even took 45 minutes to stitch up just a few blocks this morning earlier than turning to work stuff. Self care, you already know?
Quiltville Quote of the Day –
I want it, and so do you!
Have a terrific Tuesday, everybody!
(Oh, and I slept clear via to 6am this morning – yay!)