Skywatch Friday: Life Beyond Skee Ball

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A few weeks ago at Ocean Beach Park in New London, my daughter and her cousins just about owned the arcade. Everyone else was out enjoying the blue skies and sunshine! Looking up from the inside, I found some relief from the weird darkness of the arcade and found myself dreaming about being way out in the water, on a boat....Winning no tickets at all.

Skywatch Friday

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  1. May I pleeease join you, out on the boat? ;-)

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  2. I would be doing that too- I hope they emerge from the darkness in time to enjoy that beauty:)

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  3. I'm with you too BUT I bet at your daughter's age you would have chosen the same things she does now. One day, she can look forward to appreciating the things you do now also. I know that's the way ti was with me.

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  4. lovely photo of a sailboat. my hubby has talked of building or buying a boat for years-maybe someday...

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  5. This boat looks so inviting! Thanks for showing!

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  6. Those are both beautiful shots. I'd love to be out on that boat.

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  7. Mind if I come with? I could so use the break.

    Wait. Does that boat have broadband internet?

    Kidding... I WAS KIDDING!

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  8. Yes, please add me to the list, too! I want to be out on a boat, too, and this one looks beautiful! Marvelous shot, Sandy!

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  9. Absolutely beautiful. Love the second photo.
    Great shots!

    Have a nice weekend Sandy.
    Regina

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  10. i so would love to sail away some place far, far away.
    enjoyed your post.
    have a great weekend.

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  11. Wonderful post - how nice it would be to take a boat ride today! It has been in the 100's here in Texas!

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  12. Reminds me of our recent cruise to boston & Halifax. Love the sight of the ocean and boats.

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  13. Yay! that would be for me too...out on the ocean wave :)

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  14. What a beautiful photograph of the two sailboats.

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  15. I'm coming with you on the boat!
    Very serene and relaxing picture of the sea.
    Enjoy Sky Watch!

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  16. Wonderful photo´s!I wish I could be there too.

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  17. Sailing sailing over the ocean blue...

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  18. No contest, I'd take the boat, too! Those sails full of wind look so inviting...

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  19. Very nice. I love the sailboat.

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  20. Sandy I would love to join you on the boat. Sheer heaven.
    Lovely captures.
    Have a great weekend

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  21. My kids did that to me in Eilat last summer. I thought I was going to lose my everlovin' mind if I didn't Get. Out. Of. The. Freaking. Gameroom.

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  22. Anonymous3:01 PM

    The water beats an arcade any day, in my book.

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  23. Yes, I'd take the sky, water and sailboat any day. Such a beautiful shot--thanks for sharing.

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  24. I'd be dreaming of sailboats, too.

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  25. Count me in on the boattrip too!

    Great shots!

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  26. Sandy: I always loved Skee Ball and it was a goal to get a high score. I love your ocean photo.

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  27. Life beyond skee ball... funny!!!

    Love the peacefulness of the sailboat shot!!!

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  28. Lovely photo of the sea and the little boats. Good to dream about!

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  29. How peaceful and beautiful.

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  30. I like that sailboat photo. I see it framed in my bathroom. Have another great weekend.

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  31. Now that last photo looks like fun, excellent shots.

    Have a great weekend
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  32. Oh I love all the summer blues in your photos. Have a glorious weekend.

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  33. You got the best of both worlds by keeping a watch on the beautiful and the strange.

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  34. I would much prefer to be on the boat myself. I really like both pictures, but especially the one of the sailboats.

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  35. I used to say that I couldn't understand kids who would rather stay indoors playing video games rather than playing outdoors. Until I realized that it wasn't much different from my staying indoors to read when I was a kid! But I think reading's so much better than video games ;)

    Lovely, lovely sailboats! Happy SWF!

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  36. I'm with Hilda, I also spent my kid's days reading or if not running outside but not on video games which then wasn't the tech yet. And your skywatch was magnificent.

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  37. I miss Skee Ball at the beach! Nice shot of the sailboat. I can feel the breeze on my face just thinking about it. :-)

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  38. arcades can be quite addictive. I experienced that once in a rainy day.
    your photos tell your tale so well.

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  39. A wonderous Summer post. I can smell the summer sea-side days of my east coast youth. Guess that's where I am today: life after skee ball. I love how your eyes roam and your heart settles on beautiful things and ideas about them, Sandy.

    Aloha from a different-color sea. From a boat...

    Comfort Spiral

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  40. The ocean has many joys LOL

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  41. I think we shared the same dream. Kids? If they only knew what they are missing.

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  42. I love the picture of the boat. Makes me think of being at the beach, to which I will be in a few weeks.

    Happy SWF!

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  43. sailing looks so fun! very nice!

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  44. Happy dreaming, happy sailing, and happy SWF. Love the shots!

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  45. in the 2nd pic the sailboat looks as if it is flying! amazing!

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  46. wonderful! imagine a day on the ocean, the smells, the wind, the peace...

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  47. Today you saw sun/shadow and last week hail - yes the weather is becoming stranger and stanger.

    But today it is very hot so I also want to be out on the water and play with water ballons!
    /MB

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  48. Just love the Skee Ball photo. I like it whenever something is looked at in a new way.

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  49. I wish I was on that boat too. Nice shots.

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  50. Such a beautiful view!!!.
    Thanks for the visit & have a wonderful weekend.

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  51. Beautiful sailboat photo.

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  52. I love that first shot, it is fun and oh so cool...

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  53. Anonymous11:16 AM

    I'll take a ride on that sailboat, anytime! hehehe Beautiful shot!

    Happy SWF

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  54. what beautiful boat, who wouldn't want to be on a boat like under the beautiful blue sky.

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  55. Oh but I think you did get the winning ticket, at least in your daydreams.

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  56. What a gorgeous day for a day on a boat. I'll day dream about that...
    Great post and photos!

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  57. Excellent shots. I love the sailboat silhouetted against the sky. Great job!

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  58. Kewl shot from inside the arcade. Methinks I'd love to be on that boat right about now ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  59. Like you, I think I'd rather be outside than in, and that's without every having experienced an arcade.

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  60. Beautiful picture of the boats. The scene has a calming effect, doesn't it? Actually, I have enjoyed the pictures throughout your blog.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a note. It's always nice to have a visiter stop by and have a bit of popcorn served daily.

    Have a great day!

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  61. That sailboat would make me want to dream too. Really captivating.

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  62. Anonymous3:32 PM

    Well said!
    Amazing pic and the scenic beauty is so nostalgic...:)
    I totally understand when you say being out in the sun and basking ourselves within the monotony...!
    Keep writing..:)

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  63. Lovely set of photos for Sky Watch Friday, bit of fun to see the sky through the signage. Hope you are enjoying summer.

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  64. I wish I could be on that sail boat, nothing but sky, sea and wind.

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  65. Arcade? Or Fun in the sun? I would choose the sun on my back any day over darkness, crowds and games. But different strokes for different folks I guess. Incredible images.
    Joyce

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  66. "on a boat heading to the southern islands" Can i come with you My Dear Friend?

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  67. There can be too much sunshine especially if you are out on a boat. There is nothing wrong about hiding in dark places every once in a while.

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  68. Out there under those skies and with the breeze is the place to be! New grandson Lewis is doing well, increasing his night time sleep and Mom is enjoying the extra sleep too!

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  69. Love the sail boats, there is not much that is better on a summer's day.

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  70. Lovely photos and blue colors! The horisont line on the last photo I love very much! :)

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  71. «Louis» loves the sailboat image!

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  72. love these photos.....sigh....

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  73. So did you do it? Leave them behind and go out in the fresh air?

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