Vincenza’s for Lunch

I, Zeb the Duck, and mom met friends at Vincenza’s Italian Restaurant and Bakery, in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Vincenza's

Vincenza’s

Lunch was wonderful.  All the humans ordered Italian Sausage Sandwiches with a small bowl of minestrone.  They loved the food.  Two ordered the sandwich with white bread and one ordered wheat bread.

Zeb, Channel and Winnie with lunch

Zeb, Channel and Winnie with lunch

They said the soup was really good and had a little spice, but certainly not overpowering.  The sandwiches were big and each human lady took half a sandwich home for a later lunch.

This restaurant was part of the Wheat Ridge Dairy but has been Vincenza’s Bakery for 13 years now.   The décor was cute and Italian.

Nice picture

Nice picture

The bread is freshly baked here.

We love fresh bread

We love fresh bread

It is so good.   Mom had friends here, and so did I.  My friend, Channel the Bear, was here. I also met a new friend, Winnie the Pooh.

This sounds good

This sounds good

Winnie, Channel and I enjoyed the afternoon a lot.

You will like this restaurant, and as I said, it is also a bakery.  Look at this stuff.

Yum

Yum

So good.  Vincenza’s also caters.

Catering?  Great idea

Catering? Great idea

You should try this place.   We liked it and we think you will also.

Wheat Ridge Art Festival

An art show with all original paintings. At the Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival we followed the signs and went to the art show.

Festivals are fun

Festivals are fun

This group creates in oil, acrylic, watercolor, colored pencil and pen and ink. We liked it all.

Wheat Ridge Art League

Wheat Ridge Art League

This watercolor painting received first place.

First place winner

First place winner

Such bright colors. This picture received second place.

2nd place winner

2nd place winner

These oil paintings of cats made mom smile.

Playful cats

Playful cats

We especially liked the cat painting a lion. An abstract in watercolor received honorable mention.

Honorable mention abstract

Honorable mention abstract

Very colorful! Isn’t this watercolor giraffe adorable?

Giraffes are adorable

Giraffes are adorable

This lady is great. That is a real white feather on her hat and a real earing.

Just beautiful

Just beautiful

Very creative and effective!

Last year’s first place winner created this wolf, labeled “Alpha”

Alpha by Michael Veldkamp

Alpha by Michael Veltkamp

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Michael also created the lion, named “Watching Over”.  Michael uses colored pencils.

Watching by Michael Veltkamp

Watching Over by Michael Veltkamp

There were a great variety of subjects for the art work.

So much to see and admire

So much to see and admire

I, Zeb the Duck, was fascinated by and appreciated it all. I hope you visit an art show near you and see work by local artists.

Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival

Wheat Ridge, Colorado held the Carnation Festival last weekend.

Carnation Festival

Carnation Festival

It was in two locations this year. Saturday morning was the parade. Mom and I went to the festival near the end of the parade. There was music

Music necessary for festivals

Music necessary for festivals

and the popular face-painting booth.

Maybe some day for me?

Maybe some day for me?

This free bubble fun area was new to this duck.

Bubbles!

Bubbles!

Free fun!

Free fun!

I think it was nice for the young humans. Also, humans and ducks, could jump on this hopscotch area.

Zeb's first hopscotch

Zeb’s first hopscotch

In the evening we went to the second festival area at Anderson Park in Wheat Ridge. There was a circus tent, an area for the spaghetti dinner and several other booths. Here the small humans picked a duck with a number on the bottom.

Pick a duck.  Win a prize.

So many of my cousins

The number determined the prize. Kids rode bikes through this cone area.

Practice biking skills

Practice biking skills

The children also had a play area.

Human kids have so much fun

Human kids have so much fun

This girl sits on a chair while others through a ball at the target. If they hit the target, the girl falls in the water.

Dunking boot and she just got dunked

Dunking boot and she just got dunked

She just got dunked and is now back on the chair—very wet. I, Zeb the Duck, like the kettle corn.

YUM!!

YUM!!

I also like festivals. Next time I will show you original artwork from the Wheat Ridge art exhibition. Don’t miss it!