Sunday, September 29, 2013

Day Trip To Adirondacks

Yesterday Jack invited Jim and I to take a drive to the Adirondacks to see some Fall color. We headed to the Moose River Recreation Area which is North of Inlet. We used to tent camp here years ago when the kids were little and we were poor.... ( this is a free use camping area owned by the state. There are no facilities here other than an outhouse and a picnic table at MOST campsites. The sites are generally miles apart although there are a few areas with a cluster of sites.). The road in started out to be in surprisingly good condition but soon changed to the " boulders in the middle of the road" that we were used to and we had to zig and zag our way back to the barrier by the road to Indian Lake where Jim and Jack did their first hike while I did some reading. After the hike we ate our picnic lunch and then headed out the Cedar River road and on toward Blue Mt. Lake where they stopped and hiked to the top of Mt. Sawyer. Next we headed back toward Old Forge where they stopped for the final hike to Cathedral In The Pines near 8th lake. There is a Memorial to a WWII Pilot back there. We then headed to Old Forge where we enjoyed dinner at "Randy's" before heading home. We arrived back home about 9pm.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Celebrating Dad's Birthday

On Sunday, September 8th the kids came to dinner and we celebrated Jim's Birthday ( again). Jack ( went to Buffalo Bills home opener) and Emily ( really needed a day to rest at home)  weren't able to be here as well as Jim and Cathy, of course. Jim had chosen baked Pork Chops, Scalloped Potatoes, Carotts, tomatoes and cucumbers and of course his traditional Angel Food cake stuffed with whipped cream for his birthday dinner. .

Addy Goes To The Bever Lake Fall Festival

On Saturday, September 7th Addy and her parents went to the Bever Lake Fall Festival. She had a great time there petting the animals and they even made it into the background of one of the newspapers pictures.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

JIm's 70th Birthday-September 4, 2013

Today Jim celebrated his 70th Birthday. We started out by driving to the Henderson area where he checked out the" Black Pond Recreation Area" run by NY State. After that we drove to the Robert Whele State Park, also near Henderson , but as usual with the NY State Parks, once Labor Day comes they put up the gates so we couldn't drive through it. It's a fairly small park and has only one rental property they call the "Compound" and it is quite expensive to rent. After leaving the park we drove to Belleville to check out an Amish Cheese Store. We enjoyed our visit here and as usual
bought a lot of "goodies" including some cheese, fudge and jam. We headed home where we compiled our shopping list and then headed to Syracuse where, after doing some shopping we went to "Outback" where Jim was surprised when he found all the kids there waiting to celebrate his birthday with him. The only drawback was Jim and Cathy and the boys couldn't be with us. All in all I think he had an excellent day.

Jack and Jim Go Hiking August 29, 2013

Today Jim and Jack set out to see more Fire Towers or the remnets of some. They started out at the Watertown Zoo and the continued on to the Lowville area . It was a nice day-sunny and not too hot. They were back here about 5pm.