Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Final Installment

Our first view of Niagra Falls was from the window in our room!  The view was truly breath-taking.435

The next day, we took a tour and got to enjoy the falls from several points of view.011








We left Niagra Falls and went to Niagra on the Lake where we saw Ragtime at the Shaw Festival. This was a powerful musical portrait of an era of innovation and unrest set to the music of ragtime.  Outstanding.019022

We walked down to the gorge where we could get up close to the raging Niagra River.030

The wine vineyards went for miles and miles…the vines were just beginning to leaf out.042

As you can see, it was a great week and we had a wonderful time.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

More travels

Another day of travel through PA and NY found us enjoying a state park…424



and ice cream at the Super Freeze.


We also made a stop at the Theodore Roosevelt National Historic Site.  It is the house where he was inaugurated after McKinley had been assassinated.  We had a great tour and the inter-active displays kept us there for quite a while.


Then we made our way into Canada…I got this picture right before the border guard told me to put down the camera!431

Still more to come!

Wordless Wednesday


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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Road Trip

We recently took a road trip to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada with several stops along the way.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was our first major stop…019



We drove to Mentor, Ohio and stopped at the President James Garfield Historic Site where D got a stamp for his passport just before the doors closed.  We were able to walk around the grounds before those gates were closed as well.


Then we went on to Erie, PA. where we visited a lighthouse…030

More to come later.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Brother’s Retirement Party

We recently celebrated my brother’s retirement after 41 years at Atkinson Candy Company.  2012-05-06 002

His church honored him during the service and then at a bar-b-queue lunch.2012-05-06 005

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They made a delicious, as well as cute, cake that had the company's logo incorporated as well as cookies.2012-05-06 017

Jim and his pastor…2012-05-06 018

Sid and Debbie, his Lufkin family, were able to come too!2012-05-06 029

More pictures outside before we left…2012-05-06 031

We were able to have supper with the Terry’s Sunday night.2012-05-06 038

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


We recently had Mike’s brother visit with us for a few days.  It’s always good to have him come to see us.  After playing golf for 2 days, it was time for some serious projects!  We had a rain barrel that needed to be readied for rain…just hope we get some.

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They were using an antique drill that had been their Dad’s many years ago.2012-04-28 007 Fortunately, no one was electrocuted in the process!2012-04-28 009

Success!  Water ran out of the gutter into the barrel.2012-04-28 010

Mike and Bob