Sunday, April 19, 2009

a day 'choc'-full of events

i finished my first ever 5k race yesterday. it was the earth day 5k. although i walked most of it due to my lack of training recently, i still finished and with a time i can clearly beat next time!

there were several kiosks set up at the event. rusty, the screech owl was there because of friends of the four-legged. he was rescued because he was hit by a car and unfortunately lost an eye. he is definitely adorable!

after the 5k, we went into downtown for the 10th annual chocolate lovers' day festivities. this is something that neither one of us had been to before so we were eager to check it out. while we didn't do all of the necessary steps to try to win the raffle to hershey park we had a great time going from business to business eating chocolate. here are a few photos i took while walking around downtown with chocolate in my mouth.

a kitty that lives in one of the shops downtown

lady with her two french bulldogs (although one of them was camera shy and behind her)

anywhere you saw a red hershey's kiss balloon was a participating business in chocolate lovers' day
the old stone house
tree in bloom by the monongalia arts center (look closely and you can see the bees flying around the blooms)

blooms up close (they smelled SO good)

after the morning and early afternoon activities, we headed back home to rest (complete with a nap for me). later we headed back downtown for a show at 123 pleasant st. my friend brian (whom i call peach - long story) is in the band it's birds (which is fantastic! if you haven't heard them, you should!) it's birds, amongst other local bands preformed radiohead's ok computer and pavement's slanted & enchanted albums.

photos by ryan & moi

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