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Camping with Carolyn Day 3


Carolyns' new favorite game is Rummikub:
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Three caterpillar friends:
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A walk through the woods (yes, barefoot):
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Bear was excited to visit Beartown Rocks, but four miles is too far for my bookworm eight-year-old. Even with shoes on.

Not pictured: on the way home, the new (2011) Malibu overheated. Out of coolant! Fortunately each of us had half a liter of water left in our bottles, which was enough to get us to the next gas station.


 

Camping with Carolyn Day 2


Carolyn slept in:
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We took a break from camping to go on a short canoe trip:
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Then after lunch we went to the beach!
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So, we didn't bring a bucket:
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If you are wondering how Clear Creek is deep enough to swim in:
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Camping with Carolyn Day 1


Carolyn and I went on a camping trip to Clear Creek.

I reserved the same campsite as last fall, with a view of the river:
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Toasting marshmallows:
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Carolyn helped set up the tent:
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Geese:
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Catching fireflies:
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The half moon was way too bright to see many stars:
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Niagara Falls


A quick detour to Niagara Falls, NY on the way home

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Clinton Visit Part 2


A visit to the Root Glen:
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The trails were too steep for Jess's recovering leg, but that's OK she always comes prepared:
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Sneaking in some mini golf while Dorothy naps:
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I suggested a modification to this sign and it was approved and implemented:
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Clinton Visit Part 1


We visited our friends in Clinton, NY. It's much nicer there in July than it is in January!

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Winding down with a hometown TV show:
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It's a small town, so of course there was a book sale:
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Boyce Mayview Park


It's become a tradition to visit Boyce Mayview Park one afternoon after KidzGiG, since I take the whole day off and am already in the South Hills. Some serious construction going on this time, so I had to find an alternate entrance:

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Chartier's Creek:

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Sneaking up on dragonflies with a cell phone camera is hard!

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The waterfall:

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Sneaking up on wild fidget spinners is easy:

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Carolyn turns eight


Birthday dinner at the Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe
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Then (two days later) a visit to Dogs on the Run in East Palestine, OH
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Idlewild with cousins and friends


Saffron had pink eye :( So Carolyn and Dorothy got some very rare oldest-youngest time.

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Cousins!
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Friends!
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Summer Begins


Eating french fries:
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Going out for ice cream:
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Shucking corn:
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Plate-sized pancakes for dinner:
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Mini golf with friends:
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Walk Buddy


After another bike riding lesson, Carolyn wanted to go for a walk. So, we hiked down to Duck Hollow: 3 miles round trip!

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Playground and Wagon


I had some time before Carolyn's bus one very warm February afternoon, so Saffron and I went to the playground with the wagon, and met Carolyn at the bus on the way home.

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