The boys had a few days off from school so Jim and Josh decided to come to NY for a visit. Chris had made other plans with his friends so he elected to stay home this time. The boys arrived late Thursday night ( they left Ohio after Josh got out of school). On Friday Papa, Jim and Josh took a hike over to the State Park to check on their Geocache. Due to the lack of snow they were able to cut across park land instead of having to take the paved road.In the afternoon Josh and Papa did some science stuff. The hit of the day was the "Lava Lamp" they made using oil, water, food coloring and Alka-Seltzer. Saturday they went into Syracuse as Jim was looking for a good pair of hiking boot for his upcoming trip to Alaska. Jennifer came later in the morning and after lunch we played Dominoes. On Sunday all the kids came to dinner and we had a great time talking and laughing like we always do. On Monday Jim and Josh headed home around 9am and arrived safely back in Ohio later in the afternoon.