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9/11 - "Have You Forgotten"

Photos and names of Connecticut residents who lost their lives on 9/11.... This is a moving memorial that was in the New Haven post office. It stayed 6 weeks before it moved to the next place.

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A Day With a Friend - Kevin comes to CT

I think everyone here in fotkiland knows of Kevin through his great photos - well Kev came to CT to spend a day with me and some quality time so we headed out to different shoreline areas - we had the best weather to enjoy our day..
He has more photos than I and a link to his are below - but here are a couple of what I took.
I have to say spending time with him laughing and visiting was a good thing.

http://public.fotki.com/kevinkevbo/misc/a-beautiful-day-in-/

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Branford, CT - a Sunday Snowstorm in 2004

The first pictures taken by me in the new year....This snowstorm started out to be a morning dusting that didn't stop until 6:00 p.m. I start at the house and then head down to the beach. These pictures are in color and show exactly how grey the day is. Its beautiful and peaceful down by the water during a snowstorm....

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Branford, CT - Cinco de Mayo - I celebrate the Mexican holiday
May 5, 2012

Celebrating with some good Mexican food along with a neighbor of mine

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Branford, CT - Come take a peek

This album starts at the center of Branford and continues on down to the waters edge. Some of the Thimbles Island homes are here also.

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Branford, CT - Cruising on the water around the Thimble Islands

A cruise around the Thimble Islands in the Stony Creek section of Branford. Here are a few photos of what was a nice tour. I love being at the water.

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Branford, CT shoreline
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Danbury Railway Museum & Kev, Gary & Peirce in New Haven

We (Gary - Peirce & myself) spend Saturday May 17th at the Danbury Railroad Museum in Danbury, CT and then on Sunday, Kevin joins us from the Bronx and we all head into and around New Haven, CT. Because of the weather we didn't spend that much time walking around Yale University. We'll get together at another time and do all of Yale...its too fantastic a place to miss.

It was a fun time for all of us and a chance to meet some new friends.

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East Rock Park with Kevin, Peirce and Gary

Gary and I picked up Kevin at the train station on Sunday and Peirce met us as Yale - we then took off for an afternoon of photo taking.

This is NOT a new album - just wanted to seperate Danbury Railroad from East Rock Park shots - done on two seperate days

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Essex Steamtrain & riverboat ride - Gary and Peter come to CT for a visit

Gary from New Jersey and Peter from the Netherlands came and stayed a couple of days with me during the 4th of July holiday.

These pictures will be of what we did on Friday the 4th of July at the 1892 historic Essex Station and Steam Train and then aboard the Becky Thatcher Riverboat cruising up the Connecticut River - then we went on to Gillette's Castle and Goodspeed Opera House along the river.

Pictures from Thursday will have to come from Gary and Peter of what they saw on our tour of Yale University. I didn't have my camera with me (oops) but they loved what they saw.

We did get to see a couple of fireworks late that night back in the New Haven area but arrived too late to see the entire show...we had a fantastic couple of days despite that.

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Foliage in New England

Over the weekend, I snap some color

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Franks place in CT

Franks in Huntington, CT

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Gillette's Castle - East Haddam, CT

Visiting Gillette's Castle with Kevin over the weekend - he'd never been here and seemed to enjoy it.

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Gillette's Castle - July 4, 2008 - A great place to see

Gary, Peter Molenaar and myself spend the July 4th holiday visiting Gillette's Castle after we had taken the Essex Steamtrain and Riverboat tour.

GILLETTE CASTLE was built by actor William Gillette. Best known for his role as Sherlock Holmes, Gillette had construction started in 1914 and it was not completed until 1919, at a cost of $1,000,000. Standing at 200 feet above sea level, with imposing granite walls, 4 to 5 feet thick, and 24 oddly shaped rooms, it affords visitors one of the most spectacular views of the Connecticut River Valley.

The rather eccentric Gillette, best known for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, first spotted the location where he would build his castle on a boat trip up the Connecticut River in 1912. Gillette Castle, built at a cost of about $1 million and completed in 1919, features a number of peculiarities including hidden mirrors, a lock-protected bar and intricate, hand-carved door latches on each of the castle's 47 doors--no two are alike

Gillette was born in Hartford in 1853 and was descended from the city's founder, Thomas Hooker. His family didn't support his pursuit of acting as a profession, but he went on to make his own fortune writing, producing and starring in plays.


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Gouveia and Paradise Hills Vineyards daytrip - 2012

After a lunch along the seashore - we head to a couple of vineyards to relax with a glass of wine

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Gouveia Vineyards - 2008 - in Wallingford, CT

Sunday afternoon at the vineyard - I met with Stacie, an old friend who I hadn't seen in a long time. We were able to have a great visit and catch up on things that have happened over the past six months. It was a fun afternoon and to see this vineyard was a great treat. I'll return on a day when the sun is shining, I'm sure the pics will come out brighter since this day was very overcast and it began to rain after an hour or so outdoors. We headed inside to one of the rooms and continued our visit. There are rooms for private parties as well as the public sitting room. You can bring your own food in with you - just no other drinks are allowed.

http://www.ctwine.com/gouveia.html

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Gouveia Vineyards - Stacey's house - 2008

I meet up with co-workers Debbie, Stacie and Heather today. From Stacie's home we all head to Gouveia Vineyards in Wallingford, CT. We had a great day and here are a few of the photos I took

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Guilford, CT for the afternoon

Went out to lunch with cousin Barbara then walk along the shore area

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Hamden, CT - Fun fun fun - sled riding in the snow

watching the kids riding their sleds in the newly fallen snow - fun fun fun

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Hamden, CT - July 4 - 2010 - the DeLuca's join in the fun

I will add as I go along this weekend...fireworks and friends...

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Hammonassette State Park

These are a few photos taken with my new camera - not used to it yet - - - the very first Saturday sunset in January 2006. The sky was really amazing. Was out for dinner, left the restaurant and looked up to see what was an amazing sunset - - headed straight to the beach which was only minutes away just as the sun went behind the horizon. The sky was just too beautiful not to try some pics. I did not adjust any of the colors. This is exactly what I saw. Come walk with me on the beach.

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Happy Halloween - Yale University - 2009


We had a party at the office yesterday to celebrate Halloween with our finance co-workers. The treats were brought in by all of us.
It was a fun time for all. Come see...!!!

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Hubbard Park - Meriden, CT - Spring is slowly arriving


I went up to Hubbard Park to enjoy some sunshine...spring is arriving slowly here in Ct and I wanted to see if there were any signs of it yet...I did find some daffodils in bloom

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Hubbard Park in Meriden, CT - Xmas - 12/06/ 2008

After having a birthday celebration dinner with my brother Richy, we head off to Hubbard Park to check out some of the Christmas Lights for this year. It's fun to see the lights - whatever your age.
I love it...!!!

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Indiana Jones gets filmed in New Haven, CT

Steven Spielberg is filming another Indiana Jones movie starring Harrison Ford and they have taken over an area of downtown New Haven and renamed it "Bedford, CT" The storefronts have been changed to reflect 1957 and the displays in the windows also. The cars and trucks are all from the 50's. Here are a few photos taken while I walked around on Sunday. There wasn't any filming going on when I took these though - that happens during the workweek. They supposedly film for another week before they leave. I am hoping to go down again to see if I can catch some of the filming. Looking at these pics takes me back to an era gone and I found it all so interesting to look at. It reminded me of things from when I was a little kid. Maybe you will enjoy one or two of these pics as well and think back to a time long gone.

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Kent Falls State Park - Kent, CT - Covered Bridge in West Cornwall, CT
Oct 16, 2010

A visit to the falls on a brisk autumn day here in CT - I love this time of year.

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Lake Whitney Waterfall - After the rains - 4/16/2007

Some of the flooding at the area of Lake Whitney - the waterfall and surrounding area

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Lake Whitney Waterfall - Mother Natures Strength - 10/15/2005

A few photos showing the power of 9 days of rain here in CT. This is the dam at
Lake Whitney.
I hope the power of the water can be seen in these photos.

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LakeHouse Restaurant and Southford Falls State Park

I met with my Fotki friend Peirce on Saturday for camera teachings and lunch at a really nice restaurant along the Housatonic River in Seymour, CT - we then went from there to Southford Falls State Park in Southbury, CT for some phototaking. This was opening day for trout fishing in the state so there were fishermen everywhere enjoying the sport.

Thank you Peirce for showing me a great day and teaching me some workings on my camera.


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Litchfield, CT - A day in the sun


Litchfield, CT is a beautiful area of this state - it was a sunny Sunday and I had to get out and enjoy the weather. Here are a few photos. An old cemetary is a great place to walk too...

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Lourdes in Litchfield, CT

I visited Lourdes of Litchfield - built by the Montfort Missionaries, the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes (a replica of the grotto in France).

The 35-acre grounds have the Stations of the Cross along a pathway thru the wooded area. I don't think a person has to be religious to appreciate the beauty here but many are and some came in wheelchairs for solace and prayer. I personally found it to be really peaceful and the setting in the trees was beautiful.

Some photos of the autumn colors in our area. Litchfield County, CT is a very beautiful area.

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Lyman Orchards in Middlebury, CT

Went up to the orchards for fresh fruit and vegetables.

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Meriden, CT - Hubbard Park on a Sunday afternoon
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Milford, CT - A beautiful shoreline community

A great shoreline community

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Milford, CT - Gulf Beach - Feb. 2007

I took my camera and headed to Milford, CT for a couple of photos this weekend - the temperatures maybe hit 20 and the winds were blowing - but the sun was shining so off I go ..... Brrrrr!

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Milford, CT on Memorial Day weekend

Kevin spends the weekend in CT and we do a bit of picture taking

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Milford, CT shoreline

Started the morning with sunshine on the balcony and then I decide to head down to the shore while the sun is still out...half hour after getting home the rains come back - thunder & lightning too...great great day!!!

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Mystic Sea Aquarium - Mystic, CT

Showing Kevin around for the weekend - we visit the sea aquarium. A really fascinating place to go whatever age you are.

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Mystic Seaport - Mystic, CT

Mystic Seaport is a really wonderful place to visit whether you're a child or adult. The ships and history of this whaling village are fascinating. The seaport is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W Morgan, the last wooden whaleship in the world.

Come see a bit of Mystic Seaport - a 19th century sea-faring village....

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New Haven, CT

Here are a few pictures taken right here in New Haven, CT. where I work and live. We have some really interesting places here and this is just a tiny bit. You can check out the Yale University album to see that separately and East Rock or West Rock each have a separate album as well.

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New Haven, CT - after the snow

We've had many snowstorms lately - these photos were taken Tuesday Feb 4, 2014 on my lunchbreak from the office - right down the road at the waterfall area

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New Haven, CT - After the snowstorm last night - I head out for a few hours in the sunshine

St Michaels Church....a beautiful sunny day down around Yale University.....

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New Haven, CT - Amarante's on a Thursday night

Amarante's is a great place to go with friends to enjoy yourself. Its right on the waters edge and as you will see, a beautiful place to watch the sunset.

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New Haven, CT - East Rock or West Rock - take your choice

Here in New Haven we have two areas that overlook the entire city. You can see neighboring towns or Long Island Sound. Great place just before sunset or on a Sunday afternoon. Come visit with me.

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New Haven, CT - January 31, 2009 - a sunny afternoon

The last day of the month - snow on the ground - sun in the sky - makes for a great afternoon

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New Haven, CT - Peabody Museum

This is an absolutely fascinating museum for any age...The dinosaurs are unbelievable. A must see if your in CT.

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New Haven, CT - Peabody Museum - A Big Green Torosaurus is in the neighborhood

The Peabody Museum is known worldwide for its dinosaur exhibits - The Peabody Museum is across from my office so each day I would take a couple photos of what was being created. Still the finishing touches have to be done and opening ceremonies will take place but here's a little for now.
I began snapping photos on August 17, 2005 and will continue throughout the project.

Okay, it's Saturday, Oct.22 and today was the "unveiling" for Greenie...even though it was raining and I missed the grand ceremony, I headed over to snap a couple pics of him. Here are his birthday shots.

The completed project - simply amazing for all to see as the drive along Whitney Avenue in front of the Peabody Museum, New Haven, CT.

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North Haven, CT - Free concerts around town during the summer months

During the summer months we go to weekly free concerts here in CT - I thought I'd take a few pics and share them with everyone. The concerts in the town of North Haven are on Tuesday evenings and the town of Hamden on Friday evenings.

FIRST CONCERT - July 1st.- Bennie And The Jets

SECOND CONCERT - July 8th - Big Shot

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Old Saybrook, CT shoreline

Spent a day traveling over to the shore area in Old Saybrook, CT for some sun and shoreline shots. This is one of the very first days I've taken my camera out to do some shooting - the crutches are left at home finally.

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On the way home from work (Thursday) 2/11/10


A few photos taken on my way home from work today

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Our office is expanding

Here at Yale Shared Service Center (YSSC) we are moving into new spaces in a couple of weeks. Here is some of the office without our personal things brought in and the furniture. A couple more weeks and we'll be there working away.

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Rimage' Salon & Spa - 25th Anniversary Party
May 23, 2010

My hairdressers threw a great picnic/party Sunday to celebrate their 25th year in business. Paula and I headed down there for the party.

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Sleeping Giant Park in the winter - Hamden, CT

Summer, fall, winter or spring this is the place to go to chill. Have a friend bring a guitar and sit on a blanket in the warm weather and just enjoy.

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Sleeping Giant State Park

After last nights snow storm - I walk around Sleeping Giant Park.

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Snowfall in CT - Jan. 2010

we had a snowstorm last night leaving about 10 - 12 inches of freshly fallen snow - here are some pics taken today

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St. Patrick's Day Parade - 2007

Some of the parade here in New Haven and it was such fun....everyone enjoying it no matter what their age.

I love a parade.

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St. Patrick's Day Parade - 2009 - New Haven, CT


Sunday 3-15-2009 - the sun is shining, the temperatures are mild and we have our parade through downtown New Haven, CT.

It was such a good time and absolutely everyone enjoyed all the fun and music.

It went on for about 3 full hours - close to three hundred thousand people attended this parade

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View from the window

Looking out from the window at my office - there's been snow, ice and rain all in one day - here's a peek at the gloomy day

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Walk along the riverbed in New Haven

I went walking down by the river today - got a couple pics - here they are.

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Walk on the Quiet Side - New Haven & Branford -

A quiet walk thru a peaceful place

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West Haven shore in CT

I live close to the shore so you know thats the place to go for a walk. After working all day head down to the water. Ah, a sea breeze to relax the body and brain.

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West Haven, CT - Veterans Walk of Honor

Along the shore in West Haven, CT

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Wooster Square - New Haven - Cherry Blossom Time

Wooster Square is located in the Little Italy area of New Haven, CT. It's a beautiful park with a wonderful atmosphere any time of the year, but especially when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. The Cherry Blossom Festival takes place on April 23 - - lets hope for sunshine.
Take a stroll with me and enjoy this park.

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Wooster Square - New Haven - Festival of St. Andrew

These are taken at the St. Andrew Festival in New Haven, CT. When I'm here it brings back thoughts of when my Gram and Dad were here - sitting and talking in Italian...this is a fun little celebration once a year. Start out with a glass of red wine w/sliced peaches in it then maybe some sausage/peppers or pizza and listen to a local band play while the people dance (young and old).

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Yale University - A Day at the Office

These are a few of the photos I take from time to time at the office here at Yale University. I work with a great group of people and many of us are friends outside the workplace. We try to enjoy each others company on a daily basis since we spend long days together...

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Yale University - A luncheon for Denise Z

Denise is leaving our accounts payable department and heading over to the School of Drama to work. She came from there three years ago and has decided to go back as part of their management team. Good luck Denise

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Yale University - From Woolsey Hall to our Office Buffet

Another year has come to a close and we celebrate the holidays at Woolsey Hall in New Haven, CT.

Our VP Shauna King does the inviting. I have just a few photos from this gathering.

I also attended a Xmas party at The Peabody Museum and it was fantastic, but - I didn't have my camera with me. I'll remember next time..

The last of the pics are from our office gathering - we had a buffet luncheon before our winter break.

Happy Holidays Everyone

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Yale University - New Haven, CT - its a great place

Yale University is an Ivy League private university in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 as the Collegiate School, Yale is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. Particularly well-known are its undergraduate school, Yale College, and the Yale Law School, each of which has produced a number of U.S. presidents and foreign heads of state. In 1861, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences became the first U.S. school to award the Ph.D. Also notable is the Yale School of Drama, which has produced many prominent Hollywood and Broadway actors and writers, as well as the art, divinity, forestry and environment, music, medical, management, nursing and architecture schools, each of which is often cited as among the finest in its field

Yale uses a residential college housing system modeled after those at Oxford and Cambridge. Each of 12 residential colleges houses a representative cross-section of the undergraduate student body, and features facilities, seminars, resident faculty, and support personnel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yale_University

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Yale University Commencement Ceremonies - May-25-2009

I volunteered this year for the 308th Commencement Ceremonies at Yale University in New Haven, CT. - May 25, 2009.

Yale Marks 308th Graduation

On Old Campus on May 25, President Richard C. Levin ’74 Ph.D. officially conferred 2,868 degrees. Yale alumni U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton ’73 J.D., social entrepreneur William Drayton ’70 LL.B. and artist Richard Serra ’62 ’64 M.F.A. were among the 10 distinguished individuals who received honorary degrees during the ceremony. Also honored were author John McPhee; liberation theologist Gustavo Gutierrez; educator and former Yale provost Alison Richard; composer Sofia Gubaidulina; biomedical researcher Leroy Hood; economist and former Yale professor Thomas Schelling; and dancer Bill T. Jones. During the weekend, Christopher Buckley ’75 spoke to the Yale College seniors at Class Day.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090525/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_yale_graduation

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Yale vs Harvard - Nov 21, 2009


The greatest rivalry in Ivy League football - Yale vs Harvard (10 - 14)

Harvard won the game in the last minute but it was such a fun day.

The weather was perfect, my co-workers and I brought the foods for tailgating - made for a good time.

I suggest watching on slideshow....

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Yale vs Penn - Yale wins 27 - 13 - at Yale Bowl - 10-20-2012

A few of us from the office went to the Yale Football game and had a great time. It was nice that Yale won too...

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