Autumn 2014

What a perfect time of the year.  Summer’s heat behind you, crisp and clear Fall morning to savor, holidays in the near future!  We are fortunate this Autumn to get to spend some OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAtime in Sandy Creek, New York on my sister Pat’s property.  Sandy Creek is just off Lake Ontario — more of an inland sea than a “lake” — We drove up from where we were RVing in the Army Corps Tailwater Recreation Area just outside of Scottsville, KY.  Rebecca took the trip up with us and in fact had her turn driving the coach part of the way!  She enjoyed the trip but it was difficult getting used to driving below the speed limit!  On the way we stayed in Lake Erie KOA.  A beautiful place with wonderful sunsets over Lake Erie! We’ve been here before and although the sites are a bit small, the setting in the middle almost of a vineyard is very nice.

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We took some time out of our stay to visit a local Mennonite market.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Loved all the fresh foods, the prices were awesome, and the charm of the older home the market was situated in made the trip quite pleasant!  It was one of those deep blue skies and fluffy clouds sort of day that is spent equally well in a hammock under a tree filled with Autumn colors.

Part of our little ride took in the village of Sackets Harbor

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA former naval installation made famous during the war of 1812, the village has a commanding view of the lake, is nestled in some of the prettiest countryside ever, and has a beautiful harbor filled with hundreds of tall sailing ships.

On September 11th we visited close friends of Pat’s in Phoenix, NY.  The real beauty to visiting rural areas is in the small things, seasonal events, community activities that occur every year.  IMG_3382 IMG_3387Here in Phoenix they had a very moving memorial service on this date and I believe every member of the town was either there to witness the event or participated in the memorial service.

While we’d like to stay through the season, we’ve got to get back to Tennessee.  We are spending the winter season at Anderson Road Recreation area as caretakers for the park while it is closed in the off-season.  The campground is part of the Army Corps Recreation areas and re-opens in late March allowing us to winter-over in the Nashville area for 6 months.

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About bauernfeind

NYC Born 27 years USAF retired Major 21 years teaching/17 in a high school now retired
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