Category Archive: New York

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

Singer Castle and Boldt Castle Tours

Our last day in the Thousand Islands we decided to get back out on the water to visit the famous Boldt Castle. Since we were not going to do any additional hikes in… Continue reading

Abby vs. The Porcupine. Or, Wellesley Island State Park

After a relaxing boat tour the previous afternoon we decided to get outside and explore a bit so we drove over the first segment of the Thousand Islands Bridge to Wellesley Island for… Continue reading

A Thousand Islands and 864 More

The Thousand Islands Region is a group of islands in the St. Lawrence Seaway located between the northern border of New York state and the southern border of Ontario. Due to the shorelines… Continue reading

Thirty Mile Lighthouse and Chimney Bluffs State Park

The gorgeous Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse on Lake Ontario was one of the most lovely I’ve visited. Built in 1875, the lighthouse reflects Victorian architectural tastes and has many orate touches including cut… Continue reading