Thursday, May 31, 2012


I am listening to Donovan sing Colours and enjoying Pandora and their terrific music. Found some folk stations and also Paul Simon radio with all my favorite tunes. They even have a Leonard Bernstein station - I am in heaven. We had off on Wednesday and Thursday and did two road trips. First day we drove south to Glens Falls, just below Lake George, and went to the movies. We saw Men in Black III and loved it! Even got to see it in 3D. Then we did major grocery shopping in the huge Price Chopper and drove home before everything melted. It's almost an hour ride.

On Wednesday we did laundry, and oh, I miss my washer and dryer in my house. Then we headed north to explore. We drove up the Northway and then to Route 9 through some small towns. The top photo is the town hall in Elizabethtown. It is a cute place and the county seat. The town hall was formerly a Baptist church with two gorgeous and very old stained glass windows in front. Heading further north we had our minds blown when we saw a sign on the side of a barn saying "Burlington Bristol Bridge." That is a blast from our past and the bridge connects Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PA. We had been using it when it cost $.25 and later was over a dollar. A great memory. Next we came across a sculpture garden in a farmer's field. Most of the pieces were made from old farm equipment. In the back was a replica of the last supper complete with food. Well worth the walk around the area. We finally got to Plattsburgh and great views of Lake Champlain and Vermont. Lots of marinas and beautiful houses along the water. Never got into town, but did visit Staples and checked out locations for WalMart and Sam's for future visits.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Where Have All The Flowers Gone?

Some photos of our camp site. I brought the plants from home and they traveled well and are happy. We decorated for Memorial Day and enjoyed the holiday. We have this beautiful butterfly (Eastern Tiger Swallowtail) hanging around the geraniums. Also, hung a hummingbird feeder and getting visitors. It is still pretty cold so hopefully we'll have more birds and bugs when warmer weather arrives. The other day we had a torrential rainstorm and a tornado watch. Luckily we just got wet and I got a chance to wear my new rain boots and my purple raincoat.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Old MacDonald Had A Farm

Getting into the swing of things. Jeff and I learned to drive the tractor that pulls the wagon. Here's Jeff on one of the rides with a full load over Memorial Day Weekend. Look carefully to see Yogi Bear sitting in the rear. Yogi or Boo Boo go on every ride and the kids love it. Hey Hey Hey! One night there was a huge bonfire at the beach. We have a small, sandy beach along the Schroon River where lots of activities take place. The river is very shallow and I have not gone kayaking yet.

Fun, Fun, Fun!


Fun at the campground includes morning flag raising with Yogi and Boo Boo and driving the Yogi train. We have ceramics painting or other crafts twice a day and the jumping pillow is a popular attraction. On Memorial Day we did bike decorating and then had a parade around the campground.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lazy Day


Our day off and exploring the nearby town of Schroon Lake. A few places to eat and this fountain at the war memorial plaza. The lake is beautiful and there is a nice, sandy beach for warm summer days.
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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Food, Glorious Food


On our trip we got to the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area and the home of many diners. We stopped and had lunch and were so happy. Chose another diner in New York State just south of Newburgh and had another great diner meal. So Happy!
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Blue Jay Way

We left Sun City and headed west and then north through Charlotte, NC. We drove on the Blue Ridge Parkway for a few hours and took the top pictures at a beautiful overlook. The Blue Jay was at one of our campgrounds on the route. We drove for three days and arrived in North Hudson, NY, on Saturday, May 19. We are at Paradise Pines (exit 29 of the NY Northway) which is a Jellystone Park complete with Yogi Bear and Boo Boo. Very family oriented and a friendly place set amid tall pines and spruce trees. Our RV is so comfortable and lots of storage space for all our stuff.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Happy Birthday


Jeff's 65th is just around the corner. We celebrated early and combined it with a farewell for the summer with some close friends. We went to Jeff's favorite place "Wild Wings" and had a fun time. We had appetizers and drinks and then dinner. In between we played trivia bingo with lots of obscure facts about us and our new surroundings. We ended with delicious birthday cake and dropped off the leftovers at the firehouse for those wonderful guys. Better the firemen should have the calories then us. Happy birthday Jeff and many, many more.
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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Sailing, Sailing

The tall ships visit Savannah and we meet our Yardley friends Eileen and Al Goldstein. A lovely afternoon reminiscing and seeing a few of the tall ships in for the celebration.
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Bye Bye Birdie

Set out this morning at 6:30 with our bird club to search for the migrating boblink. At the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge we were lucky enough to see bobolinks with their golden patch at the back of their head and neck. My pictures aren't great, but a nice memory. The third photo shows two black-bellied whistling ducks. Next are two yellow-crowned night herons and finally a purple galinule. Of course there were many alligators, swallows, red winged black birds, ducks, egrets and herons. Always an adventure and so many beautiful animals to see and hear.
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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Island in the Sun

Jeff and I spent a beautiful day on Dafuskie Island, across the river from Hilton Head. We had bought this excursion on Groupon and took a water taxi for the half hour ride. Upon arrival we were given a gas powered golf cart and a map. We had some real adventures driving on dirt paths and getting lost. The island is quite small and has about 400 people living there. Some live in the three fabulous golf communities and others live in trailers. There are no stores or groceries and everything is brought over by boat. We even saw some folks bringing a mattress and box spring on a small boat. Many gullah people (former slaves) lived on the island and their descendants are still there. There are six black cemeteries and one for white people. The old segrated school houses still stand. Author Pat Conroy taught at the black school and wrote about his experiences in The Water is Wide. Top photo is a rookerie with egrets and wood storks loudly chirping. The squirrels were very large with black faces and I'm told they are fox squirrels. Jeff driving our cart and me on the pristine beach. Jeff visiting gravestones dating back to the 1700's and lunch at an island favorite "shack" with good food.
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