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September 20, 2023

Today I noticed that the blog posts from our travels in August and September arrived in your inbox out of order.  Whoops!

Hopefully you figured it out when the last two arrived out of order.

I had wrote that you probably would not hear from me until we returned to Florida in November.  But, again as usual, things happen differently than we plan.  

We decided once we got to Steve's house that it would be rushing ourselves to spend over 10 days riding the GAP trail and the C&O trail before we head to Florida.   We were ready to be in one place for a while.  So we canceled our bike trip!

I don't have regrets.  I am hoping we will do at least the GAP trail in a couple years.

In one place, we can attend to banking and washing our trucks and trailers and getting the yard ready for Steve's absence over the winter and next summer.

And be here to visit his fun mother who is having health problems.

We are planning on fun while we are here too.  Maybe a two day bike ride on a trail, a two night kayak outing, and a Balloon Fest this weekend!  I have never been to a balloon fest, I am thrilled to have the opportunity without having to travel to AZ.

There is scheduled to be 100 balloons!


I have great news to share.  I discovered today that my books are on the Barnes and Noble website!  Yay!  I bet some of you asked about them when you visited the store.  Thank you!

Click here to see them.


Here are some pictures from the fun we have had in the few days we have been here, near Lake George, NY.

We took a bicycle ride and ended up at Fort Ann.  I learned about the battle that occurred there during the revolutionary war. It delayed the British from arriving at the next battle in Saratoga long enough that reinforcements arrived and that helped the US win.

We also saw the house of a big fan of Halloween.   Cool stuff.

And we met up with Steve's kids on a Friday night at a brewery that grows its own grains.  There is a large sunflower field.

I got to meet Steve's good friend, Andre.  Steve made us all pizza.  Meeting Andre was great, Steve had told me some stories of their escapades.  They had fun talking about the places they had been in the Adirondacs.  Andre showed me a picture of them camping in the winter.

Ok, so I am NOT going to promise to leave you alone until November.  Life is unpredictable. 

Enjoy your moments until we visit again.

And since this post didn't get published by the time the Balloon Festival started, I have some pictures to share from the first day.

The picture below was taken from Steve's mom's hospital window on the 6th floor.

It is the 50th Adirondack Balloon Festival.


  1. What great photos of the balloon festival! I am happy that you have joined Steve at his house in NY and can be there while he helps his mom - as well as getting his place ready for the winter. I am sure you will find lots of interesting things to see and you both will keep busy!

  2. Happy you are both enjoying cycling and family time!


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