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Oct 31, 2013 - Day 31. Halloween

As mentioned before, Halloween is really big in the US, but it looks like rain has put a damper on street parades etc tonight. We have been really lucky with the weather as this has been the first rainy day. Bryan had a banjo lesson today with the famous Bill Keith, so hopefully he will become famous too soon!!! I went for a walk with Juliet and the dogs in the woods near their home. Still no bears. We spent the evening at a band practice at the home of one of Eric’s band members. It was awesome being part of such a professional practice....

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Oct 30, 2013 - Day 30. Woodstock

We spent most of the day in the car driving to Woodstock, and got to Eric’s at about lunch time. Eric was asleep when we arrived and not feeling very well, so we decided to go and have some lunch in the village and return later. Eric was keen for us to “hang out” at his house rather than stay at a hotel, so we pulled out some beds, found some bedding and decided to stay the night. Unfortunately, the gig planned for tomorrow night has been cancelled because of Halloween, but the band will have a practice at one of the members’ houses, so...

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Oct 15, 2013 - Woodstock, NY

October 15 Treated ourselves to bacon and eggs this morning. Part of the reason is that there is an outside sink for “clean up”. Sounds silly but it is the small things that simplify the process and encourages us. We drove to Opus 40 Quarry in Saugerties to see the cousin of “Stonehenge and the long since vanished Hanging Gardens of Babylon.” Harvey Fite,one of the founders of Bard College purchased an abandoned quarry. Over a period of 37 years he created a 6.5 acre bluestone sculpture now known as Opus 40. Not very far from camp but it...

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Oct 14, 2013 - Wenham, MA to Woodstock, NY

October 14 Before going to bed we took the dogs for a short walk and I didn’t even wear a jacket. In the middle of the night I awoke and it was freezing!! There was frost when we got up! Good for more color. Huntley, Bob and I went to Beverly to get Stumptown coffee, locally roasted and found commonly in Portland/Seattle. Such a short visit but we vowed to try to keep up the momentum. Their son and daughter-in-law live in Portland so there is a chance we can meet. Today is a travel day. Took the MA turnpike across the state. Beautiful fall...

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May 15, 2012 - Mt. Vernon, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Woodstock

We enjoyed this portion of our trip although the challenges were definitely navigating and parking in the larger Cities. We learned Baltimore was definitely not RV friendly as we did end up with a great valet finding room in his alley spot for parking. In Philly we stayed outside of town and took the commuter train in. We were ready for the peace and quiet of Woodstock when we got there! Highlights: Mt. Vernon * Mt. Vernon was George Washington's estate which was designed in the symetrical European style popular in the day. By the time he...

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Oct 6, 2011 - A Day with Dot

This day was reserved for Dot and I to spend it together. The day was beautiful and not too hot, so we decided to climb up Overlook Mountain on that gravel and dirt road that we started to walk up when Dolores was here in the Spring. It was a tough climb and we stopped to rest often. After 2 miles uphill, we came upon the ruins of the Overlook Mountain House and it was impressive. I can't believe it, but I didn't bring my camera! Here is a link that shows some of it and talks about the history. We did find a letterbox in a fireplace, but...

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May 22, 2011 - Western New York

May 22-25. After leaving Niagara Falls we drove south to the town of Jamestown which is where Lucille Ball was born. We visited the Lucille Ball Museum for a couple of hours before heading east to find a place to stop for the night. At about 6pm we pulled into a highway rest area and decided to spend the night here. Mainly an area for short pit stops we knew that overnight parking was not officially ok and decided to do it anyway. No drama as a couple of trucks were doing the same thing. In the morning we headed back to Camp Lowy so Amy...

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May 7, 2011 - Kentucky Derby party in Woodstock

My new friends from Carefree, Linda and Sherry spend their summers in their Woodstock home. Sherry used to give tours of Churchill Downs and loves everything about the Kentucky Derby, so they started hosting a party on the big day a few years ago. People are encouraged to make a hat for the occasion and prizes of Woodstock chimes are given for the most beautiful, most original, funniest, and horsiest. I was one of the 4 judges, along with Linda Panthen, another friend from Albany who lives fulltime in her RV and winters in Carefree. There...

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Oct 3, 2008 - The Catskills

Puneet really wanted an opportunity to show his parents the beautiful autumn foliage in upstate New York, so plans were made to rent a lodge in the Catskill Mountains about three hours north of the city. It was October Fest Weekend in several of the well-known towns and accommodation was especially dear and hard to find. Puneet settled on a home in a quiet location and we made plans to visit the busy places on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Because there were six of us, we knew we would have to take both cars, so I suggested that the four...

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