Monday, April 15, 2013

Happy Holiday


Today is holiday in Massachusetts! It's Patriots day and it's a nice little break for us in early spring.

Patriots Day is a civic holiday that commemorates the anniversary of the first battles of the Revolutionary war; the Battles of Lexington and Concord. It is alway on the third Monday of April and the battles are re- enacted in both Lexington, MA, at the Lexington Green, and Concord, MA at the Old North Bridge. Hundreds of Militia groups gather to enjoy the re-enactment of the battles and play war games.

It's also the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, or "Marathon Monday". The 26.2 mile marathon which begins at 9: 35 AM and goes in waves till the last group runs off about 10:40 AM. For me? It's a forced holiday. The famous marathon runs right in front of The Candy Bar  in Wellesley, and closes things down in the town for most of the day. The streets surrounding Wellesley are blocked and there is only foot traffic allowed. It's not a great retail environment, so we all shut down for the day. The weather is not cooperating either. The chilly 43 degree weather will keep the spectators to a minimum.

A traditional Red Sox/Tampa Bay matinee at Fenway rounds out the Patriot's Day events  making us a bustling HUB of activity. I am going to make the most of a rare Monday off and do a few things I never get to do, like cook and clean and go to the supermarket. (seriously, I really just said that)

Happy Monday Bloggers!
I hope yours is a good one too.


7 comments:

the walking man said...

Not fair! I say if Mitt had won we'd all have a national holiday. Detroit would be a star seeing as we changed hands three times between the French and Brits but that was a different war.

So while you're at the store can you pick me up a quart of cream, some bread (not the grain made kind) and some snacks because when you're done cleaning...you'll need a place to hide out after your rob the store so come here and kill two birds with one broom.

Enjoy your different kind of day Candace even though it doesn't sound relaxing anything different from the routine is good.

BamaTrav said...

PATRIOT'S DAY????? Up there???? Are you kidding me??? Those guys fought for independence so these idiots today could just throw it all away on the likes of that idiot Odumbo. The most pathetic administration this country has EVER elected. Those democrap states need to be celebrating Stalin Day or some crap.

Heff said...

I LIKE TOAST.

(But I like to only buy toast for ME.)

Cora said...

Holy cow, girly. I just got home and heard the terrible news. My heart goes out to you and your city. I hope you and all your loved ones are all safe and sound.

((((HUGS))))

BamaTrav said...

Thinking about you and the folks up there. xo

the walking man said...

safe?

MarkD60 said...

Hope you and your store aren't too near the finish line.