Ducks, Chicks, Bunnies and Pups

Easter is the only holiday I can get away with not spending with my family. I opt not to see a rampant number of second cousins that I don'’t know hunting for eggs. What's better, no guilt trip from the parents. For whatever reason, the resurrection apparently doesn't have the same holiday impact as Jesus'’ birth or even chomping on some maize and turkey. Instead, I head to Lee Park for their annual Easter celebration. That is, if it's a perfect spring day. With a cozy blanket; obligatory wine, cheese and strawberries; and the ideal khaki shorts and pastel shirt, this is the way the holiday should be celebrated. A glorification of springtime complete with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra filling the air and the required Pooch Parade, where enthusiastic pet owners have been dressing up their dogs for 23 years now in Easter fabulousness. Or tackiness, however you wish to look at it. If I may, I'll offer a couple of suggestions—lots of water and sunscreen are good ideas. And don’t hog up space with five blankets. The Turtle Creek Association presents the Easter in the Park on, um, Easter Sunday at Lee Park, 3401 Turtle Creek Blvd., starting at 12:45 p.m. For more information, call 972-380-7390 or visit
Sun., March 23, 12:45 p.m., 2008

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