Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Early Show

I know I have posted about our wildlife before, especially recently the fawn triplets. However, I just couldn't resist sharing this photo. This is the first time we have seen them since I wrote about them last. They certainly have grown.

When I first looked out the window in the early morning, I saw two rabbits and woodchucks, with one fawn coming into view, followed by another and then another and then the mother. What a way to start the day!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

"I Don't Want To Leave!"

On our last day with John and Lynda, we went to our favorite kayaking spot, Eagle Lake. We had lots of items with us this time, since we were going to have lunch and go snorkeling on Turtle Island. We decided that I would take my single kayak and Dave would take the double and all our gear, which worked really well. He needed that extra weight to replace me!

Oops! Lynda had a bit of a mishap when getting in her kayak and flipped over. A good Samaritan helped her empty the water out. What a way to start her birthday.

Off we go! John celebrated being able to lift his paddle over his head. Once again great therapy for his shoulder.

It is so serene on the lake (except for the road traffic) and we can always be assured that we will see loons, and now the eagle soaring. We certainly weren't disappointed on both accounts! Lynda took photos of this loon, which actually stayed put long enough for her to get a shot.

Turtle Island is a little rock island and it was all ours for a couple of hours. 

Everyone was so relaxed!
Good thing we saved our energy, because when we finally went to paddle back, the wind had come up. We hugged the shore and it wasn't too difficult.

"Low bridge, everybody down"...as we head back to the launch ramp.
 
Am I colorful enough? It's not too often someone is around to get photos of ME (Thanks Lynda & John)!

It was such a pleasant day, I had to agree with Lynda who kept saying, "I don't want to leave!"

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Up A Lazy River?

Actually it was down a lazy river...the LaChute, to be exact. John, Lynda, Dave and I launched the kayaks at the base of the Falls in Ticonderoga and thought the current would push us down the river to Lake Champlain.

Alas, that was not meant to be, because there was hardly any flow at all, so we had to paddle pretty vigorously. 
(Photo of us going under the "Kissing Bridge" by Lynda V.)

When we got to the lake, the wind was picking up from the south so it helped push us to the Ti boat launch. We had stationed one vehicle at the falls and the other at the ramp so it was a one way trip...although with the conditions in the river we could have easily turned back and gone upstream. All in all it was a fun time and a good start for John who is recovering from shoulder surgery. What great therapy.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Back To Having Fun

We have been working on the 'possessed' house again, but everything should now be set unless something shows up on a house inspection. We do have a possible contract in the works so we are keeping our fingers crossed!

The past few days we have been up in Ticonderoga with friends John and Lynda, who are staying in their motorhome at Roger's Rock Campground. Today we trailered Sashay to Lake Placid for a tour of the lake, which we had never been on before. You would think that with all the hot weather we have been having, it would have been beautiful up there in the Adirondack High Peaks, but it was only about 68 degrees, cloudy, and windy....bare minimum conditions for going boating.

We only explored about half of the lake, but we saw absolutely gorgeous large homes (it's hard to call them camps!) and boathouses that were filled with boats and even launches similar to Sashay.We later learned there are 85 wooden boats on the lake.










The highlight of the trip was eating lunch while drifting in front of the prestigious Lake Placid Lodge.
 
We certainly will return for a longer trip on a nicer day, but this was a great introduction to this pretty lake under Whiteface Mountain.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

More Tractors

Last weekend we went to the Antique Wheels & Iron Show at the Washington County Fairgrounds. It was a smaller show put on by the Tri-State Antique Tractor Club. However, there were different and even some rare machines there, and the members could not have been more friendly or helpful. We were very impressed! They even let us drive around on our David Bradley with the cart attached (Dave helped a fellow 'picker' bring his goodies out to the parking lot).

Below are some of the displays:

 We think this is a Minneapolis Moline.

 Massey-Harris

Chisholm-Ryder

Farmall

International 1466 Turbo...the tires are bigger than Dave!

Fordson Dexta

Cute little bulldozer and lots of hit and miss engines. 

Stay clear of this saw!

 WE need the sign that says Caution: OLD Childen at play! It says it all...


Monday, June 23, 2014

Meant To Be

Dave and I went to a yard sale with lots of antiques featured. As we drove up, I noticed a really cute old bicycle leaning up against a tree. I'm not really into bicycles, but this one had a fake tank, a headlight and original paint....and it was even a girl's bike.

We wandered around the sale items and when I walked up to check out the bike it had my name written all over it...literally! Talk about an LOL moment.

How could we NOT buy it, even if it just got hung up for display? $40 later we took it home and John V. fixed the rear wheel issue while Dave got the horn in the tank and the headlight working. It even has it's original Lightning tires with the Indian head insignia on them, along with all its other decals.



Now I'm riding in style on my 1954 Shelby Flyer!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Seeing Spots

We have triplets! A doe with three fawns took a walk through our backyard yesterday morning. They were so cute jumping and playing, but staying very close together.

This was a pretty rare and exciting sight as I looked out my kitchen window (sorry the photo is blurry but I had to take it through the screen).