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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

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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Aug 1, 2013 - The Catskills

We drove a 105 miles south on highway 87, New York Turnpike, to town of Saugerties, NY. Thought we would take a break from the narrow curvy back roads. Besides it was suppose to rain. We arrived at our site and set up in time for it to start raining. When we were checking reviews on campgrounds, some in the area did not sound good or were full. We found only 1 review for Blue Mountain CG. and it said it was like camping in a nice ladies backyard. We have camp in a few of those, so we decided to try it. It is a nice small CG with mostly...

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May 11, 2013 - Family Weekend

After getting settled and ready to start work on Monday, I drove the 2 hours to Mom’s house on Friday afternoon. Dot, David, and Jenn came over after their workday ended and we had pizza and a nice visit in the evening. My cousin, Natalie and her husband, Steve, hosted her 50th birthday party on Saturday afternoon at a firehouse in Ulster. I think they intended for the party to be in the pavilion, but the weather didn’t cooperate, so we gathered in the meeting room inside. Cousins and their spouses came as well as Mom, Aunt Ina and Earl,...

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Jul 6, 2011 - 6th July - KOA Saugerties, NY (& Kids corner)

6th July - KOA Kampgrounds , Saugerties, 882 New York 212, Saugerties, NY 12477-3437 Charles drove the 60 miles from Cuddebackville to Saugerties to stay in a KOA RV & camping site. KOA (Kamps of America) sites are well known all over the USA, they are well run and guarantee a certain standard. It was clean and had good facilities. We had full hook up (which means we plugged into the electric, water and sewareage) Went for a bike ride and a run. Only stayed one night. Geekie facts ... Saugerties and Cuddebackville are in the state of New...

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