Monthly Archive: November, 2015

Visiting and Touristing in St. Louis

Our next stop was in St. Louis to visit with Tom’s niece, two nephews, and their families. We had spent a week in the St. Louis area in May, staying first with his… Continue reading

Seip Earthworks and Serpent Mound

Seip Earthworks, another section of the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, is one of the five nearly-identical complexes in the Scioto River Valley that follows the pattern of a large circle, a small… Continue reading

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park was created to preserve multiple earthwork complexes constructed between 200 BC and 500 AD in the Scioto River Valley in Ohio. Though the term Hopewell is used to… Continue reading


Fallingwater, a private residence constructed between 1937 and 1939 for the Kauffman Family, is one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous – and arguably his most iconic – works/buildings/constructions. Known for it’s dramatic… Continue reading

A Visit with My Sister and Rafting on the Delaware River (Again!)

After we left Long Island we drove the short distance to my sister’s house in northern New Jersey where she lives with her husband Kurt and kids McKenzie and Gabe. We had the… Continue reading

A Visit with Nick and An Aside on Taking Photos of Porta-Potties

I would like to start this post with an aside. It’s kind of related to our visit with Tom’s son Nick. I am not good at taking pictures of people. Not so much… Continue reading

North Mountain Trail, Catskill Mountains

On our way from Rachel’s to our next visit we stopped for a hike in the Catskill region. The Catskills are a smaller, distinct mountain range located south of the Adirondacks that are… Continue reading

Chickens Move Too Fast: Visiting Rachel and Hiking Good Luck Lake Trail

After visiting with my stepfather we got to visit with my friend Rachel! Rachel and her husband Jon are developing an awesome little homestead on their property and so in addition to spending… Continue reading

Log Jammin’ and Other Things at the Adirondack Museum

The Adirondack Museum celebrates development in the Adirondack Mountain Forest Preserve, a 6 million acre swath of New York State that contains human settlements as well as protected forest, focusing on the areas… Continue reading

A Hike up Snowy Mountain and Camping with my Stepfather in The Adirondacks

Our next stop was one that I had been looking forward to for months – a visit with my stepfather! He took vacation from work and met us in one of his favorite… Continue reading