Monday, July 16, 2012

Where Are We?

Athens, PA

We left Wilkesboro, NC and wandered north.  After a few days we made it to the PA/NY border to spend some time with Dan and Tricia who are staying on Dan’s family farm.  We were invited to join them for a few days before we all head to Niagra Falls next week.  He grew up in this wonderful setting.  After meeting most of his family, I can understand why he is such a great guy.  Here’s a few shots of the farm.
Susquehanna River is just beyond the treeeline Half way down the Hill
Dan's Family Farm from the Susquehanna Treeline Pauline's House

It was a working dairy farm until shortly after his father passed away in 2001.  His mom, Pauline, leases out the land for crops.  Even though she is in her mid 70’s, she takes care of the yard and gardens.  It’s really beautiful.
Pauline's Flowers More Flowers
Pauline's Garden

We have parked the rv’s between a couple of the barns facing each others patio.  It’s almost like having a private little campground.  Smile
Pauline's Campground Pauline's Campground

It’s been nice meeting most of Dan’s family.  They have made us feel very welcomed here.  Pauline went out of her way on Saturday and had the family over for a homemade pizza dinner.  There was also homemade pie, cake, and ice cream.  Good thing I’m continuing my morning walks (up that hill is tough).  It was all delicious.  I’ve been told that she does this great family dinner get together quite often.  She’s pretty amazing.

The farm land borders the Susquehanna River so I had to walk the corn field to check it out.  Hopefully we can get the SeaEagles out there if it cools off a little bit.
Susquehanna River bordering Dan's Family Farm View Upstream
Cananda Geese waking up across the Susquehanna Susquehanna River is shallow

On Sunday, we drove over to Nichols, NY to Tioga Downs to watch the harness racing.  It was quite interesting to see the horses run with the riders in the sulky (cart).  They throw t-shirts into the crowd between races and I caught one.  Just my size too.

We’ve enjoyed relaxing here and spending time catching up with Dan and Tricia.  I think tomorrow may be “tourist day”.  Enough for right now.

Thanks for dropping by and enjoy each day of your life’s journey by finding beauty in the ordinary.


Gail Houle said...

Sounds like you're having a great time. Sorry to hear it's hot there too. I guess there is no escaping it. It's awful when it's too hot to even go out on the water :) Have fun and tell Dan and Trisha we say 'hi', dontcha know! :)

Page said...

You'll have to post a picture modeling the shirt you won. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Nice country views:)

Merikay said...

Beautiful location. I am so looking forward to seeing the Falls someday. I will enjoy your posts about it.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

So much for leaving the deep South for the "cooler" North!

PA is a nice state, except in the winter, they get that white stuff, deep too.

Have a great time up at the Falls, they are really beautiful.

Dan and Tricia said...

Hee hee! We know where you are! ;-)
It's fun having you as our neighbor in PA! Can't wait for the Falls and lots more laughs with you two!

Catherine, Jo Beth and Grace said...

Great times- enjoy the farm!

Danielle said...

That sounds and looks amaaaazzziiinng! :D

My husband and I are preparing to fulltime (around December or January) and it's blog posts like these that make me realize what I'm working (and decluttering) for. Thanks for sharing your journey.

Sherry said...

How do you sneak these things in on me? I didn't see this until now. Really glad to see you've joined up with D&T and are having such a great time. That's SOME private campground you've got there! Hugs to you both.