a little trip (part 3)

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The weather was picture perfect in Lake George, NY during our visit.




We enjoyed a lovely dinner at The Sagamore Resort.

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Canada Street in the Village of Lake George has great shopping and dining. How stunning is the Old Courthouse that's been repurposed as an Art Gallery. 

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You all know how much I love Libraries. This building is no exception! It's charming and look behind you see the Lake! Lovely...


Walking along the Lake on our way back from a little shopping on Canada Street.

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Old fashioned Ice Cream with a few sugary Lego bricks and gummy worms!  What could be better!

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After a pit stop for Ice Cream and our Hotel to drop off packages. We took the mile walk down Beach Road by the Lake to one of the best Mini Golf experiences I have ever had. Around the World Mini Golf was so fun! We chose to do the Around the USA course. Here's Liam at the hole for the state of Maine.


The Roulette was Nevada, the lovely water feature and you actually went down steps into the last hole which was the New York Subway. I really can't tell you how fun it was and the holes were doable. with the exception of Texas - it was up hill! 

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Beautiful Vistas!



 I brought home a little book - of course!


After a yummy dinner at Sushi Yoshi and finished off the night watching Fireworks from the Rooftop of our Hotel.

Lake George you are lovely spot that I look forward to visiting again soon!

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til next time.

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school's out...

hahaha! who doesn't know this Alice Cooper song...

yay! it's finally here... tomorrow the longest day of the year the summer solstice is my son's last day of 1st grade! i am overjoyed! i feel the kiddos have too much school - the days are too long and the year is too long.

i am psyched to get vacation started... here are a few lovely summer images.


i love this snap of the swim club and with more swimming lessons in a few weeks i'm hopeful i may be able to read a bit this summer.




a few images of Ocean City, NJ


one of the many exceptional views from the Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham, MA


the lapping water on the shore of the South River, Edgewater, Maryland


Grace Bay Beach, The Palms, Turks & Caicos in daylight or setting sun! outstanding!




the Miles River, St. Michaels, Maryland


the fun is starting this weekend - the boys head out on a road trip with my father in law and my best friend is flying into town... isn't summer the best!!!


i love these old sunscreen advertisements! get some on - get out there and enjoy yourself!

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til next time.

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presby garden visit

i enjoyed a lovely afternoon visiting The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Montclair, NJ about an hour outside of Manhattan.

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the gardens were started as a memorial to Frank H. Presby one of the founders of the American Iris Society in 1927 it is a non-profit located on 6.5 acres. 

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this tree is simply gorgeous!


this last image is of the garden at my son's grade school.  i love that the kiddos are out in nature being taught about plants, composting and planting by tending the garden.  sometimes they simply go outside and hold classes there. Liam really enjoys it and has been participating in a junior master gardener club through our local library since March.

get outside, take a walk and admire your surroundings. 

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til next time.