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Wondering. . .

Okay so for some time now I have been “wondering”what it is that I am supposed to do with my life. I guess you could say I’ve asked myself what it is I want to be when I grow up (now nearly 50 and still searching), what is that “thing” that will both inspire me beyond words and make a difference in either a specific individuals life or in general. I am waiting and looking forward to my aha moment!

Recently I saw the movie Julie & Julia and loved it! At the same time I was somewhat jealous of Julie – she found her calling – she had her aha moment. So why not me? What’s taking so long? What am I missing? Did my aha moment happen somewhere over the last 48 years and perhaps I missed it, maybe I didn’t recognize it?

I too started blogging but obviously it isn’t as successful as Julie’s. Most likely (and understandably) because I don’t have a specific theme/topic. While the primary focus of my blog, to date, has been about various places I have visited in and around the Hudson Valley (which I truly do love this area!), I can understand why I haven’t developed a fan base of readers.

I guess for now all I can do is wait and persevere. Wait for my aha moment and hope it hasn’t already passed me by; persevere that what lies ahead of me is what I should focus on.

To those of you that have read my blogs about our “day trips” in and around the Hudson Valley (and a few beyond), thank you. I don’t think I have said thank you to you before, my apologies. I truly appreciate your comments and hope you get inspired to visit a few of the places I’ve mentioned.

Until next time, laugh, smile and enjoy life!

27th Annual Quick Check Festival of Balloons

27th Annual Quick Check Festival of Ballooning

27th Annual Quick Check Festival of Ballooning

We took one of our famous “day-trips” and had an amazing afternoon at the 27th Annual Quick Check Festival of Ballooning in Readington, NJ.  This year’s festival took place July 24-25-26.

We went on Sunday afternoon thinking we would be safe from storms (according to online weather site).  Then, after driving nearly 2hrs and only about 15 minutes away fromSolberg Airport the skies opened with penny size hail, rain and heavy winds.   Then, thankfully the sun peaked out and we were able to enjoy the balloons!

balloon balloons red-and-orange-balloon

How many times have you been driving down the road and see a balloon fly overhead? Well seeing nearly 30 balloons being inflated and lift into the sky at once is amazing!
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balloons-being-inflated1 smiles2 strawberry-balloon1

Then I have to tell you how mesmerised I was with Runakuna – traditional music from Latin America – this man was amazing!  Of course I couldn’t resist purchasing the CD – take a listen I think you will enjoy it too!

Fishing the West Branch Reservoir

Today was an absolutely beautiful summer day in spring! Mid 80′s, sun shinny and yes, another perfect day for one of our famous day-trips in and around NY and it’s beautiful Hudson Valley.

Armed with our NY state fishing licenses,  reservoir access permits, fishing poles and tackle box off we went – Northeast to West Branch Reservoir located in Putnam County, NY.  We didn’t catch anything but a slight sunburn but we had another great day!  While I love our Saturday day-trips I “wonder” what it is about fishing that is so captivgating.  The enjoyment of the  day out, relaxing, unwinding from a busy week and the excitement and thrill when either you get a brief hit or the thrill of the big cathch can not be measured.     

Great Day, Out and About. . .

What a great day today out and about with my honey.  Took a ride around Roundout Reservoir in NY.roundout-reservoir-ny  We so enjoy taking our day-trips through the Catskills, along the many reservoirs, lakes and streams in NY.  Stopping along side the water’s edge, fishing, walking along or just sitting and relaxing.  Having lived in NY my entire life (nearly 50 years) I can not imagine living anywhere other than the beautiful Hudson Valley.  I need, yes I said “need,” the change of seasons.  I don’t think I could do palm trees for Christmas and I love the Fall Foliage!  The popular phrase I LUV NY is true for me.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!

Looks like Spring has finally sprung!

Just planted beautiful mini daffodils that my honey gave me for Easter! This weekend is supossed to be sunny and warm (well mid-upper 60′s) - mini-daffodilshoney and I are planning one of our very special “day-trips” together! I love our “day-trips” together because we get so few of them that we trully enjoy the time together, we laugh and joke and simply have fun being together!  Spring is so beautiful!

Learning Who I Wil Be/Who I Am/Who I Want to Be

I believe we all had or may still have dreams of who we thought we would be. Amazing how life and time somehow take over those dreams. This little book is GREAT - forced me to re-think who I am and who I want to be.

Holiday Weekend. . .

My “wondering” mind is asking, if it is a holiday and weekend why do we rush so much to get this and that done? Why can’t we simply enjoy the holiday, enjoy being with family/friends? They say (who are they anyway) it all turns out great in the end so have patience and when it is over you can look back and enjoy the fun you really did have LOL!

Spring is in the air!

Did you ever wonder what the birds must feel as Spring approaches? Are they as excited as we are? Do they feel like it’s time for a fresh start? Hmmm, these are the things I wonder about, do you?

rainy/foggy day--yet beautifully relaxing

rainy/foggy day--yet beautifully relaxing

Happy Palm Sunday

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