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Jul 12, 2018 - Day 3

Checkout day from Mohonk. We started out with the breakfast buffet again. From there we moved on to the gardens to see the rose garden we missed earlier. Not much to see. Roses not doing well due to heat. We decided to try our hands at shuffleboard. Took us both a while to get into game form. We played three games with Cheryl winning one and me winning two. The last game was in doubt until the last shot. Very close. We watched the boaters for a while, then went in to pack and get ready to check out by 1:00 PM. While waiting for lunch, we...

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Jul 11, 2018 - Day 2

Full day at Mohonk Mountain House today, and did my legs get a workout. Beautiful weather. About 85 degrees with a nice cool breeze most of the day. We started out with an amazing breakfast buffet. Ate too much. Walked around the gardens and greenhouses here. Lots of unusual varieties. At 11:15 we had a house tour. Interesting and lots of fun. The tour was given by a gentleman originally from Istanbul Turkey. From there he went to Paris, then to USA. Eventually he married into the Smiley family. The Smiley family (brothers Albert and...

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Jul 10, 2018 - Day 1

We're on our way...at noon instead of 11 AM. Not bad. Driving up here without using highways taught us a lot about New Jersey geography. Numerous towns we had not heard of, such as Martinsville, NJ. Nice drive. Much more interesting than interstates. We drove through the village of Goshen in NY. Nice small town with a nice downtown area. We stopped for gas. NY...pump your own gas! Before I could get out of the car, an attendant asked me what I wanted. Telling him I wanted to fill with regular, he proceeded to begin pumping the gas, without...

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Aug 21, 2014 - Tracing family history

In 1678, a group of Huguenot families established a community in the Hudson Valley of New York in the hope of creating a home where they could worship as they chose. My father's family has published a family history and pedigree chart that traces back to a "Christian DuBois." I am doing this from memory and I am not sure of his name, except that the DuBois family were French Huguenots that escaped the purge of the Protestants by heading to the Netherlands. Many immigrated to the Dutch communities in New York. The Dutch were known to be very...

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