Friday, June 17, 2011

Memory Lane Friday - Father's Day Edition

This week, my Memory Lane Friday post is about my dad, in honor of Father's Day. You can see what I wrote about him last year for Memory Lane Friday by clicking here. You can also read about how he led us in a memorable family vacation (including eating at a Mexican restaurant called The Irish Camel) by clicking here.

My dad is the kind of guy who likes a good adventure, from skiing in "The Greatest Snow on Earth" in Utah in the winter, or zipping along the waters of Lake Ozark, MO in his boat in the summer.

He's always up for seeing a good action/adventure movie (like Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Terminator, etc.) or something hysterical (like Animal House, which reminds him of his own college days).

He's the one who used to take me deep sea fishing when I was younger. I was always the better fisherman (fisherkid?), though. Let's just say his vestibular system caused him to spend less time fishing and more time, uh . . . leaning over the side of the boat, providing chum, if you know what I mean.

My vestibular system worked just fine, so I spent my time fishing.

Anyway, my dad is also the guy who likes to take long Sunday drives. He's got a couple motorcycles, so when the weather's good he likes to take one out and drive all day. (Sometimes he goes on motorcycle trips with my brother, Joe, but that's another story.)

I remember one time when he invited me to go with him. I don't ride motorcycles (only horses), so I hopped on the back of his, and he and I rode around all afternoon. It was a lot of fun.

He can definitely be depended on to be a part of a fun situation!

Here's my dad, "Nonno," (which is "grandpa" in Italian), making "horns" behind Livie's head.

Here he is during a visit to New Mexico holding baby Livie, October '06.

He's doing "the handoff" when Andrew and I got married in 2002. This photo: ©Brad Baskin.

Here's my dad at my wedding reception. This photo: ©Brad Baskin.

He's taking a nap in my living room. He can take a nap just about anywhere!


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4 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

A great post. He sounds like a lot of fun! :-)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I find fishing fun, well when I was a kid....Love the pics through time of your father

Mere said...

adventures with dad are always the best as a kid!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

He sounds like a great dad! Full of fun and life. That's wonderful. Enjoy your Father's Day, Sonya. :)

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