ReUsed Materials at Luna Parc
In honor of Earth Day, this photo shows something that is part house, part art installation, part reused materials, and 100% wow (and maybe 100% wacky, also). This house and its surroundings, named Luna Parc, is home to an artist who utilizes a never-ending supply of ordinary materials to produce some extraordinary pieces. Everywhere you look, you find yourself saying something like, “Wow, that is a neat way to use ____!” (fill in the blank with anything from soda bottles to golf balls to glass electric pole insulators and a whole lot more).
Playin’ Outside with Pop Pop
My niece Hannah sure was a cute baby, full of laughs, smiles, and chubby cheeks. And there is no doubt she enjoyed playing with her Pop Pop whenever she could, which is what she was doing on a nice July afternoon in the photo above, taken almost 7 years ago.
Where does the time go?!
High Point’s Tripod Rock
What is this massive rock doing out in the middle of the woods being supported by a few small rocks, and how did this happen? Maybe it was giants, or glaciers, or eroding rocks, or some pranksters with too much time on their hands (probably not…). I’m not quite certain, but it was definitely a cool feature to come upon while hiking through the forests of High Point State Park. Interestingly, there are a handful of other ‘Tripod Rock’ or balanced rock features scattered throughout the region, including the larger Tripod Rock at Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area in Morris County, NJ.
Brian’s Big Smile
Your first trip to Disney World is always magical, so you can understand why Brian had a big goofy smile while riding on one of the coolest rides in the Magic Kingdom, the PeopleMover! Of course, he may have been grinning to annoy Amy, since she wanted a ‘regular’ photo…but regardless, this trip to Disney World more than 7 years ago had all of us walking around with big grins.
Today is Brian’s birthday, so happy birthday! Hope you get some good grins in today.
Poet’s Ledge Trail in the Catskills
The Poet’s Ledge Trail in the Kaaterskill Wild Forest section of the Catskills is certainly not a very long trail by Catskill standards at only 0.5 mile long. But it’s a great little section of trail! After a climb of more than 1,700 feet along the Long Path, the Poet’s Ledge Trail branches off and descends slightly through some neat forest areas like the portion shown above. Before you know it, you reach the end of the trail on a rocky ledge with wide-open views of the surrounding mountains and the Kaaterskill Clove. It was a great place to relax for a bit and refuel with some lunch. I’ll be sure to post some photos from Poet’s Ledge soon!
Heather loves to craft, and last year she displayed some of her wares at a local craft show. She got lots of great compliments on her coin purses, handcrafted home decor, and these hairpins, among other neat items. The hairpins above were displayed on top of a rag quilt style table runner Heather made, and they were especially popular with some young girls that were at the craft show.
Arctic Circle at Seaside Heights
Who doesn’t love rides at the Boardwalk?? Down at the Seaside Heights boardwalk, there are all kinds of rides to suit your fancy. This one was called Arctic Circle, and it was one that went around in a circle at a high rate of speed, first forward and then backward, and all the while encountering quick ups and downs along the track. Although it is tough to see at first, Jodie and her sister, Sue, are sitting in car #5. Most of the time, they were pinned against the outer part of the car as they zoomed around, laughing hysterically…I think it is safe to say they had a fun ride!