Monday, June 24, 2013

Time is a tickin'

We are winding down our time here on the farm.  These past few weeks have flown by so quickly.

We've been busy, busy, busy!  Dan has completed his project.....

Truck without the loading ramps
With the loading ramps

With loading ramps and scooter
It took too many hours to count.  It was long days and long nights full of grinding, cutting, welding and painting.  The benefits of the lighter truck bed are many and he hopes this is the last truck bed he designs and builds!

Dan's niece, Emma, graduated from high school a few weeks ago.
Emma and her very proud parents, Tim and Ann
Colleen,  Emma, and Pauline
Ann and Tim hosted a really nice graduation party for Emma.  The weather was spectacular and the food and fellowship fantastic.

"Oh the places you'll go" Dr Seuss cake 
Nana Ann, Landon, and Great Grandma Pauline
Caden and Hunter LOVE to play golf.  
Colleen and Doug brought up their Bobcat for the afternoon.  It has seats for 3 (and can fit more in the back if you pile in!) and has 4 wheel drive.  We had such a blast riding it up the hills, down the hills, in the mud, and thru the cornfields.
Colleen goofing around with her brother!

A number of us headed down to "the Narrows" in the Bobcat.  This is a stretch of the road that the farm is on (but further down) that is definitely not for big rigs (or the faint of heart).  This portion of the road is actually closed now as it is unsafe. Many years of rain and landslides have caused quite a bit of erosion and chunks of the road are no longer there.   It's going to be closed for several years while the states fixes it and it's very nice now as there is minimal traffic.  It also makes for a great bike ride!

Dan and Emma's boyfriend Nate at the Narrows. 
The rocks are on one side of the road...I did not get a picture of the other side of the road as I was too chicken to get close to the guardrail.  The drop is steep and the Susquehanna River is at the bottom.  ;-)

We've enjoyed scooter rides to Lake Wesauking and Mt Pisgah State Park.  Mt Pisgah is part of the Endless Mountains region in PA that is also part of the Appalachian mountain range.  Both rides were very scenic and the views (although a bit hazy) were amazing.  They did have some wonderful campsites but I believe we are just a tad too big to fit!!

We've visited with friends Doug and Darlene who recently purchased a new-to-them 5th wheel.  We also celebrated Dan's Mom's birthday.

I've been berry picking and making jam, rhubarb harvesting and making sauce!  Dan's been walking the hill and polishing the rig.  We've enjoyed tons of family time including going to the Tioga Downs racetrack and watching the ostrich race!

 It was crazy fun and I'm glad we went.

 Now it's time to start packing up as we head out Tuesday morning.  We'll spend a few days moseying up to our destination for the month of July....Bar Harbor, ME.  Boy - we sure are ready for that!!


  1. guys have been busy!!! Cool truck!! Ostrich races?!?! Glad to hear you start moseying tomorrow. We moseied right by Acadia to Lubec today. We only have to drive 90 miles south next Monday. Can't wait to see you two!!!

    Safe Travels and Happy Trails....

  2. So glad you enjoyed your summer there. Next stop: Maine :)

  3. Sounds like you guys had a great time with family. Have a blast with everyone in Maine! Wish we could be there too :)

  4. Love the truck! Bruce can't wait to see it in person. So glad you had such great family time with Dan's family.

    Oh, love your cover picture!

  5. Awesome job on the truck! Ostrich race sounds like a hoot. Great time with great family members. Great to see y'all again!