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Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Trip to Fonda Farm

Saturday Ray and I took a day trip with our daughter and son-in-law to see their new puppy they will be bringing home in six weeks. 

This is our new granddog, Cooper.  He is a Welsh Pembroke Corgi.


He is the only male in the litter, but I would have a hard time choosing from all these little furry pups.


The breeder has a farm in Potter, NY a short distance from Keuka Lake.  We also brought their other Corgi, Annie with us so she could get acquainted with Cooper.  Annie had other plans instead, like chasing the rabbits and roosters and playing with the other Corgis on the farm.


Miss Linda, the breeder showed us all around the farm and introduced us to all her animals from pot bellied pigs, goats, chicks, and horses, not to mention the five corgis that are hers.  It was obvious how much she loved all her animals.


This foal is the newest addition to her farm and is only one week old. She also has three other horses.  One is a retired thoroughbred race horse and the other two are Tennessee Walkers.


After leaving the farm, we took a nice drive through the countryside and couldn’t pass up stopping at our favorite winery of the Finger Lakes, Keuka Springs Winery. They are situated at the top of the hill with stunning views of the lake, and the wine is fantastic, though a bit pricey.



For those of us who didn’t want wine, this was our final stop of the day in Canandaigua, NY.


The brewery has only been open 18 months, and they were very busy with a steady stream of eager samplers.  They even let us bring Annie in.

While the others sampled the beer, I took some time to read the growlers that lined the shelves to see what breweries they were from.

IMG_0060 It was a great day as it always is when we are with the kids, especially when we are spending it in our favorite area of New York, the Finger Lakes.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mobile Home

Today was a beautiful day here in Wolcott, NY with the temperatures in the mid 70’s and a lovely breeze.  Finally a break from that ongoing heat. We spent a good portion of the day just relaxing outside at the campsite.  I was sitting talking to Ray when we saw the funniest thing, a tent walking down the street.  There was a family of eight camped in a pull-thru site with a huge tent and so much stuff scattered all over the place.  Well, apparently they decided that they would not be leaving the park before the next campers who were to be in that site tomorrow so they decided to move to another site.  Well, they each picked up a corner of the tent over their heads and walked through the park to a site at the entrance to the park.  Ray’s comment was “Now that’s what I call a mobile home”.  Of course, I did not have time to get inside and grab the camera before they were past our site and on the next road.  Once the tent was moved they continued to walk by carrying suitcases, tables etc. and they strapped the air mattresses to the roof of the car and drove them to the new site. Oh, and the father rolled the cooler while drinking a beer.  It was only 11:00 a.m., must have worked up a real sweat from the move.

I’m not sure why the manager put them on the original site to begin with, knowing that it was taken for the next day.  There were at least 40 other empty sites in the park. We never know what we will see at this campground, but nothing would surprise us!  I guess I have to make sure to always have the camera within arms reach.  Goodnight everyone!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Just Rambling About Anything

Well, it has been some time since I have posted anything to our blog, but for those of you who know me, know that I always have something to say. First things first, we are going to have another granddog. Our daughter and son-in-law have decided that Annie the corgi needs a playmate and will be bringing Cooper, another corgi (male) home in 2 months. He is 8 days old right now. We will be going to see him at the breeders next weekend and I will post some photos then. Last weekend my sister came out to the campground to visit and I really enjoyed her company and catching up with each other. Today we went to a graduation party for my dear friend’s son. It was a great party with fantastic food and even though it was 90 degrees there was no rain.

We have been spending most afternoons in the pool here at the campground with the weather being so warm, but despite the heat we still manage to have our own campfire or hang out at the neighbors campfire. We have now finished visiting the other campgrounds in the area to see where we would like to stay next summer. While we like the park we are in now, and the friends we have met here, we find that it is just too far from everything. We are on a waiting list at one, and waiting to here about workamping at two other ones. Now we will just wait to see if we get in to any of those, and if not we will be back here. Wherever we end up is where we are meant to be.

Finally, there is a Russian festival here at the campground this weekend. There are about 20 tents set up, a canopy where there is entertainment and several Russian people from outside the park visiting. I do not smell any sauerkraut cooking though. Now Ray, he knows how to say “Hi, how are you?” in Russian and decided to take a walk over to the festival and speak Russian to one of the gentleman. He told me the guy answered him back, and when I asked what he said Ray said he had no idea. Hope he wasn’t swearing at him.