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Friday, May 23, 2014

Weekenders Ahoy!

Location: Catskill, NY (High 67, Low 59)

IMG_5818So far this year, we’ve been seeing more activity in this campground. Last year we felt like we had the whole place to ourselves, as any other traffic in or out seemed pretty sporadic. There were a couple other seasonals, but they were down the road a bit leaving our section pretty empty.

This year when we look out our door, we actually have IMG_2494neighbors across the street!

And of course, this weekend we may have a bunch of new neighbors for the first holiday weekend of the summer season. Last year Memorial Day weekend was crazy – both the number of people and the weather. This year the weather is supposed to be nicer but we’ve heard that the number of people so far is less. We’ll find out today as we get to hang out and watch the weekenders arrive.

AndrewsoccerSo what have we been up to? I think we expected that we were going to have a lot of down time here, but we really have been very busy! Last Sunday we spent the afternoon watching our niece and nephew playing in their soccer games.

On Monday we spent the day in Albany. We both had our yearly checkups, and Harry had an eye appointment. We both are in great health from the running, and probably from trying to make healthier food choices. I’ve lost twenty pounds since my checkup last year, and Harry lost about ten. I got a call afterwards about my bloodwork. My numbers are great – my cholesterol is down in the normal ranges for the first time in a long time. So we were really happy about that.




While we were in Albany we picked up a hummingbird feeder. I’ve wanted one for a while and we just never got around to it. By the next day we were already having little visitors.




Also this week we had a fun evening at the kids’ school watching their spring concert. We were excited to be able to cheer on Hannah in her first concert since starting violin lessons last fall.



In between all of those planned events, we’ve also had the normal stuff of our daily life….continuing with our training runs…doing the shopping and cooking….and I’m still helping out at my sister’s office a couple days a week. Harry also had a tonneau cover installed on the truck, which looks great. We are also hoping for a little improved mileage when we are using the truck for our daily travels.


So let’s just say that we haven’t been bored! We have just about a week and a half left before we take our first foray of the summer – up to the Adirondacks for a few days and our half marathon in Lake Placid. I’m sure it’s gonna come fast!


  1. enjoy the weekend! we always love watching the campers come in and back in and set up..it is always entertaining!!!

  2. We haven't set up our hummer feeder, but our other bird feeders are getting lots of use. I have a feeling our day use gate is going to see a lot of activity this weekend as well!

  3. Awww, the holiday camping crew!!! You just gotta love it!!!
    I know I said this on your FB but it is worth saying once again....congratulations on your blood reports and the weight loss. Eating healthy and staying active does pay off!!! I know you are pleased!!