Friday, September 29, 2006

Friday

Today begins the vacation part of our trip. It rained last night as predicted and temperatures were noticeably cooler. In the 50's all day.

Before we left Jersey, we drove by our old house near North Branch. Last we had heard, the place was empty, but it appears to occupied now. No one was home so we didn't poke around too much without permission.
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Some things have changed, but this house which is well over 100 years old is still looking good.

Robyn, I tried to get a picture of the backyard, but a large dog was chained up back there and didn't like me getting too close. This is the best I could do.
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The large tree in the picture is the black walnut tree where you had your swing. Can you see the lilac bushes in the background? I remember they were in bloom when Matt was born. The maple tree and apple tree are still there, but the willow is gone. I noticed a large white Leghorn in the chicken house. Dad and I enjoyed our trip down memory lane. This was a good place to live.

Back on the road again. It rained lightly most of the morning. Our route took us through the Catskill Mountains. The leaves are barely beginning to turn. I think it's a little late this year.

Stopped in Saratoga Springs to stretch our legs and do some yarning.
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Saratoga Needle Arts was my favorite stop. It's a great shop. Lots of yarn and an excellent staff. I've been in the mood to knit a cardigan and I found a nice pattern and some yarn too.

Next stop, Lake George, New York. This is where we're spending the night. The lake is so beautiful. Clear, clean water with a mountain backdrop.
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And just for fun, here's a picture of a pumpkin outside The Log Jam Restaurant where we ate supper.
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Yes, it's real...and I thought everything was bigger in Texas.

Tomorrow we drive to Vermont, where John grew up. From this point on I have a feeling we won't have access to the internet. I'll post all when we return home (unless I get lucky and find free wi-fi). We fly home on Monday.

To be continued...

12 comments:

  1. Don't know about those wi-fi's are they any thing like deer flys? See you tommorow.Nice Pictures, thats must be the Great Pumpkin!

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  2. I love that first picture of the lake, with the long dock. Makes me want to be there! I got nostalgic myself with your pictures of the house.

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  3. Visiting old homes can be so bitter-sweet. What a lovely home and yard to raise children in.

    What a great.. truly great pumpkin! As far as everything being bigger in Texas, one has to remember that includes the tall tales ;)

    Love the photos, as always. They just seem to draw me in and make me want to be there. The leaves in the water is beautiful.

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  4. The house looks great, must have been a dream to live in.

    I love the photos you post on your blog, thankyou for showing a little part of your world which is a million miles away from here.

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  5. You have had such beautiful weather and seen so many interesting and lovely places. Thank you for sharing your trip. How cool you found the yarn and pattern for that long desired cardigan!

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  6. Oh my! I'd take that house in a flash! That's just the type of house I love!!! You must have hated to leave it. Enjoy your trip!

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  7. I can see why you have such good memories of that house -- it is absolutely charming! Enjoy the rest of trip! I know Vermont is just beautiful at this time of year :o)

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  8. I love the memories of that house. Those are so sweet. It's the Great Punkin!

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  9. I can't tell you how excited I was when I saw a yarn shop in Saratoga. My husband's family lives there and now I can buzz by there when we make it back up there. It's a 12 hour drive for us but as you well know knitters will drive anywhere to check out a new shop! Love the old house. Some day...

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  10. that is one huge pumpkin! WOW! Sounds like you had a great trip down memory lane.

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  11. cute yarn shop! beautiful house! WOW1 and that pumpkin is ginormous! glad you guys got to "go back" ;)

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  12. Mom, thanks for the pictures! (Good call on the dog). I have been waiting for updates and didn't realize until today that my computer hadn't refreshed your blog page in about a week. Oops! Glad that you are home for a rest right now - have fun on your next adventure!

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~Tracy