Yesterday afternoon Daughter Amanda and I shared a beautiful mommy daughter afternoon in Rockport together, playing tourist, after dropping a special Surprise Birthday Gift off at “My Place Restaurant” at the end of Bearskin Neck for my BFF Dee Noble. Bearskin Neck is really a great place to visit if your in the Cape Ann area. They have it all, a wide variety of shops, food, and art galleries, with the bonus of breath taking scenic views in its mist. Amanda and I shopped our way down the neck, in and out of several gift, jewelry and clothing stores, explored a few art galleries and enjoyed a slice of Apple Strudel at the Famous “Helmut”s Strudel” Of Bearskin Neck. The Last Resort Located diagonally across from Helmut’s Strudel really struck a cord in me, returning me back to the days of shopping with my Mom for specialty Baby clothing for BJ & Amanda when they were babies. My heart was fluttering as I took a few photos of their gorgeous lien and cotton infant and toddler clothing yesterday. If your a Grandmother or parent in the Cape Ann area this holiday weekend, who is looking for beautiful boutique style children clothing, run don’t walk to “The Last Resort” on Bearskin Neck…and tell them Sista Felicia sent you!
Bridget Mathews shares her stunning photos of last nights beautiful Supermoon!
Happy 4th of July!
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Leaving the altar for the procession around Fort Square
Each year hundreds gather at the altar around 11:30 pm Fiesta Sunday evening, to line up for the ceremonial procession of parading St. Peter around Fort Square before returning him to the St. Peter’s Club window. This procession around Fort Square marks the official end of The Feast Of St. Peter.
Procession Leaving Fort Square, heading to St. Peter’s Club to return St. Peter statue to the Club window
The voices of parade goers screaming the St. Peter Chant “Ma Chi siammo Tutti Mutti”….”Viva San Pedro” echoes’ throughout the downtown area of Gloucester.
Our twins, BJ and Amanda’s first Fiesta Sunday in 1999 with my mother Pat and her father, Joe Ciaramitaro, AKA legendary “Joe Popcorn” of Gloucester, dressed in their first Fiesta Whites!
Today BJ and Amanda will be walking in the St. Peter’s Fiesta Parade carrying my paternal Grandfathers boat oar “The Benjamin C” with dozens of other carriers honoring the legacy of the Gloucester Fishing Fleet.
I will be photographing everyone wearing Fiesta Whites along the parade route…smile for the camera!
Wishing everyone a Buona Fiesta!