Canton, Ohio – We've been pretty busy visiting with family and friends. We went to “First Friday in Canton” in downtown Canton on July 2. Each month they have a theme. July was “Chalk the Walk.” Kids from area elementary and middle schools show their chalk talent.
This kid was really good. He did this picture and the next one.
The Downtown Canton Special Improvement District sponsors the event. The SID is dedicated to preserving the aesthetic, architectural, and historic character of the downtown area. The event is held mostly in the arts district.
One of the art galleries was featuring the work of Art Wolfe. He will be at the gallery in the near future. We really enjoy his show on the History Channel called “Travels To The Edge.”
There are many sculptures around the city made out of different materials. This is Marha’s brother, Rick, checking out the duck made out of washers.
This is the newest addition to downtown. It is made out of tires.
There is street entertainment on most corners.
There was some sort of drum group and dancers down one street.
We did walk through several art galleries. But seems like an good excuse to get people downtown to hangout in the bars. Most of the lounges had outside entertainment. This group was really good.
Our daughter, Kelly, and her two cousins, Keith and Craig, enjoyed downtown…LOL
We ended up at one of our favorite downtown places, Peter Shearers. As you can see, Rick and Chris are a bit camera shy.
Had a great 4th of July weekend visiting with family. We spent Saturday, July 3 at Lake Mohawk. at Marsha’s, brother, Rod, lives here. Rod and Katie have done so much with their outside. Rod just put a new deck around the pool.
And he and Katie made the pond look so nice with a new waterfall.
We had food…well, Rod gave it his best at being the chef. That is our cousin, Stephen, trying to get out of the way.
We played corn hole.
Kelly and cousin, Craig.
This team is waiting to find out who is closest to the pallino.
Throwing into the sun can be a problem.
Lots of relaxing.
I wanted a picture of Kelly and her cousins, so I said just get together. After I looked at the picture, Kelly’s tan was a bit too dark. She looked like a Hershey Kiss between two marshmallows. Time for a retake.
This is better.
The 4th at was spent at Rick’s house. All was fun, but tooooo much food. Now we gotta skip eating for a couple days....whew!!!
We start the doctor/dentist visits this week. Since Paul met his medical insurance deductible for the year, he is getting the full workup of tests. Marsha needs to see the eye doctor and “female” doctor. She'll be busy visiting with all her friends! We also have to work on travel plans for the next leg of our adventure. Do we head north or south.....hmmmm????
Thanks for stopping by. See y’all next time.