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Jun 23, 2019 - Family mini-reunion

Dottie made good on previous conversations with cousins that we should get together sometime. She called the nearby Kimbles, I went to New Jersey to get my Aunt, and we had a party at Dot’s house. It was a great time. The remaining siblings of the Kimble family could visit (Mom, Aunt Ina, Uncle Earl and wife Aunt Laura) and some cousins could catch up because we hadn’t seen each other for quite awhile. When we were kids, there were 20 grandchildren from the Kimble family. Clark and his wife, Robin, came in their remodeled 1968 Jeep that...

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Jun 7, 2019 - Family Time!

Yesterday was a full travel day. After a little scare that I wouldn't get to the airport without a hassle, we left the boat with Britta and she escorted us while we checked in and took us to the security checkpoint before she went to her own gate! How special! OK - I had paid for transport between the airport in Amsterdam and the boat and between the boat in Budapest to the airport. When I found out that I was leaving a couple of days early to go with Pat & Rita, I asked Kathe, the travel agent, to remove the charge for the first transport....

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May 17, 2019 - Saugerties, New York

We had a bumpy ride from Pennsylvania to our overnight stop in Saugerties, NY. We had to pay $12.55 in tolls on the NY Thruway. Our site in this KOA park was wooded with a beautiful view. We will be leaving tomorrow for Vermont. When I tried to raise the front landing jacks on the RV the motor turned but the jacks didn't move. I determined that the gear mechanism was broken. I had to get the hand crank out and raise the jacks manually. I will order one when I get to Vermont.

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Jun 18, 2018 - Lighthouse and Mansion

This being our last day for touring this area, we had to make some choices. There was the scenic drive through the mountains with a covered bridge being the highlight. Then there was Hyde Park with the sites we were unable to do on Saturday. We opted for the later except we threw in a lighthouse. That sealed the deal for me. An all day drive in the mountains to reach a covered bridge was not high on Roland's must sees. The Saugerties Lighthouse sits in the Hudson River. We had to consider the tide table to choose the best time to visit. Of...

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Jun 17, 2018 - Sunday at Albany, New York

We worshipped with a small group of Christians at Mohawk Valley church in Albany. This was about 50 minutes north of us, and the location was very easy to find. There was a family visiting as well from Bowling Green. Afterward, we did our normal Wal Mart run.

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Jun 16, 2018 - Franklin D. Roosevelt Home and Library

" 'All that is within me cries out to go back to my home on the Hudson River.' This quote captures FDR's connection to Springwood, the estate that he loved & the place he considered home. The first US Presidential Library was started by FDR here." "The property was donated to the American public in 1943 and became a part of the National Park Service two years later. Inside, the mansion contains many of Roosevelt's personal items. Among them: his 14,000 volume library, 2,000 naval paintings, prints and lithographs, 300 bird specimens, 200...

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Jun 14, 2018 - Travel to Saugerties, New York

We endured a bad storm around midnight with heavy downpours and strong wind. Thankfully, we awoke to clear skies. Today was a driving day. The day was lovely but the wind gusts were bothersome during the drive north. After our departure, we learned that we were likely in a tornado warning last night. Toll roads are "popular" up here. Yesterday, we used the toll road in Pennsylvania with just the truck (2 axles) and it was $1.00. Today, we used the same toll with truck and camper (4 axles) and it was $16.00! Go figure! Further north, we...

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Oct 6, 2017 - First Friday

Saugerties started having a village celebration every first Friday of the month two years ago and I was lucky enough to be here to see what the town does. Phyllis went with me to have dinner and visit stores and listen to music. We did just that and met Tommy Sperl and his wife at Stella's, where we had decided to have dinner. Good timing! It was very good to meet up with him and have a chance for us to get to know each other a bit. Next year will be our 50th class reunion, so it is good to get to know some of my classmates! After dinner,...

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May 11, 2016 - First Mothers, then Sisters

Maybe it was just Mother’s Day, but it was becoming Sister’s Week as we went from Janet’s to seeing Buzz’s sister, Linda, near her home outside of Kingston, NY. Like my sister, Linda is still working. She is a substitute school nurse and wishes she had chosen this area of nursing years ago as she really loves being with the kids. If only we could all find our calling in life at an early age…. We went down to the Kingston waterfront to a great little restaurant on an estuary of the Hudson River for dinner, and were able to catch up on the...

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Oct 1, 2014 - visit with Mom and Dot

I had a very nice couple of weeks visiting my Mom, my youngest sister and brother-in-law, and my nephew and his girlfriend. Dot even took a couple of days off of work to spend with me. We hiked and walked the loop over the bridges in Poughkeepsie. I did a little painting and yard work. And, Mom bought a pair of parakeets before I left!

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Jun 18, 2014 - The Saugerties Lighthouse

Our next stop on our lighthouse tour was the Saugerties Lighthouse. You have to really want to find this lighthouse and the directions we had were sketchy but after some wandering around, we found a small parking lot where a couple cars were parked. There was a large sign that identified the path to the lighthouse. We parked the truck and started the short half-mile hike to the lighthouse. This was my first official hike since my knee surgery in January. It was a nice little hike as it was pretty level walking. There were some muddy spots...

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Sep 14, 2013 - RVW Rally by NEN

Pat Sweeting and Sherri Algiers(sp?) put on a great rally for the Northeast Network that was attended by over 70 women and I actually knew quite a few of them! I went on the road trip to the Walkway over the Hudson - a walking bridge linking Highland and Poughkeepsie. We saw the Clearwater sloop which was filled with family - what a great day on and over the Hudson! Later, some of us tie-dyed shirts and made beaded key chains. The potluck dinner was great with many choices of foods. Each table had a name of a singer/group that played at the...

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