Wednesday, June 30, 2010

More and More Arrivals

Today we are expecting a couple of arrivals.

First...the arrival of the tech from Safelite's mobile service.  On our trip from Cooperstown, we picked up a couple of windshield chips so, we arranged for them to be filled before doing any additional damage.  The tech arrived right on time and did a great job, filed the insurance, and was on his way.

By this time all the kids were up, dressed, having breakfast and awaiting the next arrival of the day...that would be

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the arrival of  Dad

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and J.

We are always excited when family joins us wherever we are.  And, today, Scott, Jennifer, and Cindy (Jennifer's Mom) flew in from Dallas to join in on our fun.  They will be staying until sometime next week.

Since they had to get up at 4:00 this morning for a 6:00 flight, we decided to have a slow day.  So after lunch, we drove just a few miles down the road to see the home of

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Orange County Choppers.  This has been a favorite TV show of the the boys.  We saw some really cool choppers...all of which are custom made.

We saw one for

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Spiderman, and one for

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Santa Clause.

There were choppers for

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football teams and

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baseball teams.

There was one made for

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the man who loves to grill, but to us, the coolest one in the place was the one made

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in honor of firemen!

Scott and Lauren had fun

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checking out all the cool sun glasses.

We then headed back to the RV Park for an afternoon of fun.  They all

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ran and

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jumped on the Jumping Pillow.

The boys

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dog piled Scott, while

Jennifer and Lauren

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a chipmunk hotel.

Then, it was off for a little fun on the

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big bikes.

Andrew showed his Dad and J how to

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go down the big hill.   Then, it was

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their turn.

I think the big kids

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called it quits before the little one did.  But, they all had a great time!

We then decided on a dinner plan were we continued our visiting.  Scott, J, and Cindy then headed into town to the hotel and Poppa and I along with the kids headed back to the RV.

After a good night's sleep for all, we will tackle a new adventure tomorrow.

We still have one more arrival...due to be here on Friday evening...and that would be Greg and Kate, Zachary's parents.  They too, will be staying until sometime next week.

We are looking forward to a great holiday weekend, but until then, stayed tuned to our adventures for the next couple of days.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

And...Then There Were Three!

Yesterday, we spent a great day at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.   We returned to the RV park to finishing packing and hooking up for a

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late afternoon departure from this great little park.

Once again, we left

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the quite back roads and

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the folks

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We were met with

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dark clouds as we made our way

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We traveled on to our evening of the most

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expensive campgrounds there is...Wal Mart!  This one is located just south of Newburgh, New York, and my one night's stay cost me $87.50. much for free camping!

Here we anxiously awaited the arrival of Zachary, grandchild #3, who is joining us for the rest of the trip.

  Circumstances this summer didn't allow him to leave Texas when we did as he had been invited to play in an invitational baseball tournament.  After his tournament, he and Greg flew to meet Kate in London, England who had been in Madrid, Spain on business.

They arrived late last night at JFK, drove up to Newburgh, spent the night, and this morning

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Zachary arrived.

Now, we have three travelers...

It was still too early for us to check into the RV Park so we just sit back and had a good visit.  The kids were filling Zachary in about all we have done and Zachary was telling them all about his trip to England.  Before we knew it, it was time to head to the RV Park.

We only had about a 10 mile trip down a

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rural road, to yet a

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smaller road that led to the

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Newburgh/New York City KOA.  This will be our home for the next 8 days.

We were soon checked in and

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parked in our site.

Once we were set up, we all headed back in towards town for lunch at Wendy's before Kate and Greg had to leave.  They would be taking a late afternoon flight to Dallas.

We had our hugs and they headed south and we headed north.  Once we were back at the park, I decided to tackle the laundry while Mark cleaned windows and put on the screens.

As for my three travelers...they took off for the front of the park to ride

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these crazy bikes and

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the fire truck.

They have spent all afternoon running

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around the park.  Up and down

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every road they could find.

I think they will all sleep very well tonight!

Before, I close this entry...again, I want to thank you all for the many notes, cards, and calls I received today wishing me a Happy Birthday.  It is has been great to hear from family and friends all across the country.

I am so blessed!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Take Me Out To The Ball Game!

This morning's adventure took us to Cooperstown, home of the

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Baseball Hall of Fame.

We were directed first to a

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short movie about the history of baseball and what it takes to make it to the hall of fame.

Afterwards, we started our self-guided tour.  We saw

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old gloves,

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famous signatures that went with

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famous jersey's.

We found one of our favorite hall of famer's

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from our home state...that would be Nolan Ryan, pitcher for the Texas Rangers.

We saw lots of

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championship rings and

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a wall full of signed baseballs representing perfect pitched games.

Then there was this

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guy...wonder what position he plays?  And, then...

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Andrew and Lauren watched the famous

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Abbott and Costello in "Who's On First?"

Gosh, we even watched as though we had never seen it.

Next stop on the tour...

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the Hall of Fame...where we saw

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wall after

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wall of players who over the years since 1936 have earned the honor to be a part of baseball history.

We even saw the

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blank wall were on July 25, 2010,

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these three men will be added to the already long list of great baseball players.

Congratulations to all of them!

After our tour, we stopped at

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All American Sidewalk Cafe for lunch before we

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walked the streets of Cooperstown shopping in all the stores.   And, for some reason all

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the shops and

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restaurants have a baseball theme.  I can't imagine why.

What a great time in Cooperstown...certainly there was enough

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baseball and

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apple pie to make it a real

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All American Day!