40 is the new 20.

My big sis (Janice/Quick Question) turned 40 last weekend! To celebrate, we ventured to sunny and hot Florida–Captiva Island to be exact–with 4 of her girlfriends. The agenda included a whole lot of nothing. Five out of six of us have kids, a job and a very busy lifestyle. I don’t have nearly as many…

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Welcome Fall

What I love about BD is that no two days/nights are the same. Thursday night, we had 3 very quiet hikers who hibernated in the hostel. So we carved pumpkins while “working”!!!!!!! I believe Deal was an artist in his former life. He is so meticulous and creative. He carved a hiker in one pumpkin,…

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Deal’s Family

Almost immediately after my sister’s family left, Deal’s family arrived! First, his preggo sister (our third niece or nephew to arrive in November!!) SILMeow/Julie and her hubby Napolean Dynamite/Russ. They were only at our place for one night before we ventured to Virginia Beach (all the way on the other side of VA) for a…

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86 Years Young

 A few weeks ago, my Nana (my mom’s mom) turned 86 and we got the WHOLE family together to celebrate. The majority of my extended family lives in New Jersey, but there are a few exceptions like myself and my sister. I also have an aunt, uncle and cousin who live in Alaska, cousin in…

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We are famous!

Okay, not really, but a local TV station did a piece on the lodge/hostel for their Backyard Adventures Series. A 2-minute segment on the news is enough fame for me! Here’s the link to watch the video (it’s only active for the next 2 weeks): http://www.tv3winchester.com/home/headlines/Backyard_Adventure__Bears_Den_Trail_Center_161436975.html

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SURPRISE!!

Aren’t you lucky? 2 posts in one weekend!!! My sister (QuickQuestion) traveled 376 miles by train, bus and car to surprise me for Memorial Day Weekend!!! She, Deal, and my parents were in cahoots to work out the incredibly complex logistics planning. My sister is about as directionally challenged as Deal is. In fact, I’m…

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