This Little Piggy Flies

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Early each May, the City of Cincinnati shines as a series of small towns strung together along the Flying Pig Marathon race route.  Full, half, or relay, encompassing every color, shape and size, runners for a lifetime or for the day pace themselves to complete the hilly course.

A 5-star event for its panoramic views and energetic community support, all are buoyed by the encouragement of tens of thousands of neighbors who wake early and gather along the route to chap and cheer, wave signs, ring bells and shout encouragement.

Inspiring and uplifting to witness, the people of Cincinnati are the true wings that lift these runners.  Each year, this day in May everyone is a winner.  Wake up early, and come as you are, to witness a magic combination that allows us all, both on and off the road, to fly.

Washington Park Fountains

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I’m headed downtown to the official opening gala for The Classical Music Walk of Fame at Cincinnati’s Washington Park.

The beautiful fountains located in the center of the park are the subject of drawing #10. When in the park, visitors can make the fountains dance to music of their choosing at http://www.classicalwof.org

Created on Doodle Buddy for iPad by Pinger, Inc

Serpentine Wall

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At breakfast with friends this weekend, the topic of steak restaurants came up; “What’s your favorite place?”

The listing led to El Coyote in Anderson, a favorite of our good friend David who left us in March for Heaven. I’ve been thinking about him ever since.

Today’s drawing is of Cincinnati’s Purple People Bridge and the Serpentine Wall, where a beautiful service was hosted by David’s family and friends, and where we said goodbye.

Drawing #8 created with MyPaint Free by MyMedia