The trip back to TX was a sad yet exciting trip. We decided to go and find the USO while waiting for our next plane. We ate and played. Next thing we knew, the police officer came up to us and asked if the boys had ever ridden a Segway. Naturally the answer was no, and he invited them to take it for a spin. This is one trip that I doubt they will forget!
Mason on the Segway
Braiden on the Segway
This was our last day camping and geocaching in PA. It was an exciting day yet a rather sad one. It was the last day of our family vacation as well as the last real camping trip with the boys. We all can not wait for them to come back for some winter action!
These pictures were in addition to the ones that we took while we were on vacation in PA. These photographs were taken by Amy O’banion. Once again I have to admit that this was one of the most enjoyable trips that we have made and hopefully there will be more to come. I am hoping that we will be able to go on many more family adventures while we are living here in NY. I am still a proud Texan by heart, but I have to admit that the scenery here in NY and PA is amazing!
We went to the Alleghaney Mountains for the forth of july with the whole family and some friends. I was so happy to be going here as this was a place i visited as a child. This was one of those “We will go to before we move” places. I called my mother and found the name of one of the places we went when I was younger, “Thunder Rocks.” Of course I wanted my family to experience this place in all of its glory. So we headed out with our friends, about an hour drive from our campsites.
First stop was Thunder Rocks. As we walked up, the first instinct of everyone was I want to climb that rock! Well I am using the word “rock” loosely as it was more of a small mountain. So I climbed and helped the children climb as many of the large rocks as we could. Leaving the wives in our shadows with the puppies. Ashley even climbed one of the rocks… the country girl is still in her. So we headed on our way to snag a few of the Geocaches while we were there.
Next we went to the stone tower. I have to admit that i was very dissappointed when we walked up as we saw all of the graffiti that people have left over the years. But none the less standing on top of this mini castle you could see for miles around. What a view.
The last stop was to sceneic overlook. Well the overlook was a little overgrown, but we stood on top of our vehicles and once again looked at as far as the eye could see.
I am so happy to have had the opportunity to share this experience with my family and friends.
Back at the Campgrounds in PA, the kiddos wanted to go to the creek and play in the water. We let them play for an hour or so and they had a blast. Mason was a little upset when it was dinner time as he was not ready to stop playing.