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Sunday, August 02, 2015

My DH and I recently returned from our road trip to NY state; I usually fly and go alone, since he doesn't like to camp. But, this year, we borrowed his sister's RV and had our own campsite instead of me bunking with my sister, Grandma1951.

We saw lots of beautiful country....

rock formations at our 1st rest area in New Mexico

windmills in Oklahoma

the arch in St. Louis

We had a great week camping with my family (brothers/sister and their families as well as 2 of our daughters and their families). I couldn'r resist taking a photo of the stream near the campground as I took an early morning walk - it was so peaceful. I grew up at this State Park and it has so many fond memories for me.

Our grandson celebrated his 1st birthday at the end of the week.

We had our family reunion the last day before we left camp, which is the oldest running reunion in NYS. It was fun seeing all the children; we have several "twins" in our family - must be strong genes on my Mom's side of the family. Our middle daughter and my brother's middle daughter/our youngest granddaughter and my sister's granddaughter/our grandson and one of my sister's grandsons!

Several years ago, our cousin had a "family tree" painted; each year, those at the reunion put their thumbprint on it as a leaf. It is becoming quite full and beautiful.

I am glad to be home and running/biking/swimming again. And, my dog is glad we are home. She hasn't left my side; if I go into another room, she follows me and lies at my feet.
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    Awesome!! What a wonderful experience!! Great pictures!!!
    2030 days ago
    How wonderful!

    Love the family tree - what a great idea
    2110 days ago
  • JEB03253
    It looks like you had a wonderful vacation!
    2110 days ago
    That looks great .I spent many weekends in my youth in Watertown New York. I love upstate New York .
    2110 days ago
    Pam, welcome back!! TY soooo much for posting ur information along the way. I can't begin to express how very encouraging to watch how u put forth effort to exercise and follow the LTGL as u reasonably could.

    LOVE the pictures!! One thing I've always wanted to do is to see the Arch.. that's soooo cool.

    Glad you enjoyed the family reunion. It's neat watching the set's of twins,,, they also run on my Mom's side of the family.
    2110 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14034154
    What an AMAZING trip you had, going back to your roots! Thank you for the beautiful pictures, especially of the stream near the campground. It's absolutely beautiful. Oh by the way, what a gorgeous grandson you have there!

    >- Nancy Jean -
    2111 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Thanks for sharing. Hope everything went well with the RV. Its always an experience. Great photos of your stays.
    2111 days ago
    Happy sparking!
    2111 days ago
  • no profile photo KABCPS01
    I was born up state NY and haven't been back for an extended stay in years. I was at one of the truck stops in Pembroke. It is beautiful up there. Your pictures are beautiful.
    2111 days ago
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