Sunday, August 24, 2014

Some pictures of the summer

Illinois Landscape
On the last day of school this year Ben broke his collarbone messing around with his buddies at school. That was the start of a summer without too much to look forward to and certainly no football at the end of the we did other things. . .
Playing with Uncle Dave
We drove out to Illinois and took Ben and his little sister Grace with us. We went to Kansas, Illinois wher Pappa's brother Dave lives.  ...and we had a ball.
Flying with Uncle Dan
We went to the county fair over in Charleston Illinois and had a lot of fun riding the rides and looking at is Ben flying on a ride with his Uncle Dan. A truck pull that evening left all with ringing ears. The corn dogs were very good.

The Dragon Ride with Grace
I think Grace still has nightmares about the Dragon Ride!!! She was not pleased with this one. . .

BIG Tractors
The tractors sure were impressive and of course after we climbed all over them we saw the sign that said Keep Off
Axe throwing in Indiana
After a great canoe trip through Turkey Run State Park we found a cool trading post that had an axe throwing range…Ben did well, sticking a few, bouncing a few.
Kansas, Illinois, Downtown
The picture above is a typical view of Downtown Kansas, Illinois - what a charming little town.

Niagara Falls NY
On the way home we took a different route and spent a couple days at Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls NY
Now that's a lot of water!

On The Maid of the Mist
We all got very wet riding the Maid of the Mist, and Ben and Pappa went and climbed up the side of the falls as if we weren't wet enough.
The whole family got wet

It was a great trip and Ben and Pappa commanded the good ship from the front seats - Pappa at the helm and Ben was the Navigator.

On the road again
We did the license plate game and got 46 states on the way out and 42 on the way bad. . .
Kayaking in Onset Bay
To top off the summer we spent some time in Onset, Massachusetts in a cottage right on the water, swimming and kayaking every day.

Exploring the island

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