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A STOP TO VISIT MY SISTER & FAMILY

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Hello;

As mentioned in my last blog entry, we traveled into western New York via the Niagara Falls Port of Entry at the US/Canadian border. It was then about an hour's trip to my sister, Marilyn's home. Campground reservations had been made ahead so we had a place to 'plug in' for two nights. On Sunday afternoon we drove the 3 miles to visit with her and husband, David. Their only daughter, Karen, her husband Adam and 4 children live a couple houses away on the same street in the small village of Alexander. Karen & Adam decided ten or so years ago to adopt children from overseas. Their only biological child, Naomi (age 16) has 2 sisters; Sally, an orphan from China, and Margo, an albino orphan from Africa, and 1 brother, Jon, an orphan from Viet Nam. Their ages are, respectively, 14, 12, 10. These adoptions have taken place one by one over these years and the children were small when they joined their family. To Karen & Adam's credit they are raising a beautiful family. The couple met in college, both Art majors, and use their artistic talents in teaching (Karen) and carpentry (Adam) in their livelihood. It was fun to observe the family dynamics of this busy household.
On Monday we drove into Rochester for lunch and returned for some family time and a backyard BBQ capped by ice cream sundae's, a favorite of the kids (adults, too!).

Tuesday we 'broke camp' and headed northeast to northern New York, my former place of residence and employment. We checked in at a local State Park on the St. Lawrence River to spend a week. Using this as a 'base camp' we will visit various friends who live nearby. It has been 4 years since I began my summer travels so it will be nice to see these folks again. This may be my last trip here. I will report on our experiences while here.

Dick

Posted by dixter 05:41 Archived in USA Tagged st. the on river lawrence

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