First Dance’s Fantastic Finale

In discussing wedding day details for Kenena and Jas’ May 31, 2014 wedding, they mentioned there would be a surprise during their first dance. They had been practicing a choreographed routine, but the only detail they would tell me about the surprise was that it would occur about two and a half minutes into the dance. Hoping to at least be in the best possible position for the surprise, I said, “At least tell me where I should be standing!”, and they said in front of their sweetheart table. Come the wedding day, as Kenena and Jas are looking like pros on Dancing With The Stars, the bridal party are all standing along the outer edges of the dance floor. I take my position and as we’re getting close to the critical moment, I have the camera to my eye and I’m ready for anything. The music comes to a climax and, suddenly, all the bridal party members rush in celebration onto the dance floor as Jas gives Kenena one final spin. In 400 weddings, I’ve never seen that before and they scored a perfect 10. Bravo, guys!!!

Beacon Hill Art Walk 2014

Last Sunday, I enjoyed the Beacon Hill Art Walk, once again. An annual event, it occurs on the first Sunday of June. There are about twenty locations where artists of various media display their work. Besides the beautiful art, what I really love is how the work is displayed amidst the brick, wrought iron and unique details of Beacon Hill. Many of the display sites are private gardens of the local residents which, normally, one wouldn’t have access to or even be able to view.

Mooch Visits Boston

After enjoying the Beacon Hill Art Walk on Sunday, I walked through the Public Garden. As usual, there was plenty of activity around the Make Way For Ducklings statues. Here’s an image of Mooch getting into the fun. Mooch was visiting Boston with longtime fellow traveler, Cristina from Philadephia. Cristina elaborated on some of Mooch’s travel adventures saying, “In 2002, he was in Bulgaria and walking down the street when some Bulgarians stopped and propositioned me for him. They really wanted him and were willing to pay, but that was not going to happen. In 2009, he was in Los Angeles on the set of the TV show CHUCK and got to take some great pictures with the cast members. Just last month, Mooch was in Peru and, as usual in his foreign travels, he transcended language barriers and brought smiles and laughs to some of the local Peruvians who spoke predominantly Quechua. Mooch truly has a gift for winning over the hearts of adults, as well as children!” Many happy travels to you and Cristina, Mooch!