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Welcome to the travels of Doug and Nada. We love the Lord and are traveling full-time in our motorhome with our German Shepherd, Homer. Homer is the star attraction wherever we stop and he gets us talking and sharing with many people. DON'T FORGET: YOU CAN ENLARGE EACH PHOTO BY CLICKING ON THE PHOTO! The newest blog post is at the top and they go back in time as you scroll down. If you want to see each photo larger, you can just click on the photo and it will enlarge. If you decide to leave a comment, don't forget to sign it so we know who left it. ;-) Folks: This site is under continual construction as we travel and see this beautiful country. Check back for more updates and photos. Thanks for visiting with us! May God bless your day!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Deer Everywhere in New Jersey

Well, thanks for stopping by. We have been in northern New Jersey selling our aerial photos for the last two weeks. We are just 30 to 40 miles west of New York City and we are in the rural mountains and lakes. Most of the folks who live here commute the hour drive or 30 minute train ride into NYC. When we have been out selling the photos we have just been amazed at the deer who are EVERYWHERE! They are so bold and just stand and look at you. In this first photo there was a little fawn with spots with these two females. The fawn was a typical ADHD kid and was jumping, rolling, running, hopping (and hopped right out of my photo when I took it!) while these two females just grazed on the grass and the new flowers that had just been planted in the flower beds. It made me think of my brother and sister-in-law who have gone to such great lengths to plant all kinds of beautiful native flowers on their northern Virginia home only to have deer come along and sample. They now have two requirements for what they plant: beautiful and native AND deer proof! Yesterday morning we were in our motorhome at the campground. The campground was deserted since it was a weekday and school is still in session in NJ and NY. Doug was sitting by the low window and all of our windows were open. I looked up and there was a deer standing two feet outside the window looking in. She stood there so long we figured she was waiting for a handout and then she mosied on through the campground.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Lady Liberty

After spending part of the past weekend speaking at the NJ Homeschool Convention, we drove to northern Jersey to a campground where we will spend the next two weeks. Doug will be selling aerial photos during this time. Today we took the day off and did the tourist thing. He actually humored his wife who wanted to go to Liberty State Park. It is on the NJ side of New York harbor and was just 40 miles east of where we are camped. We had visited here back in 1985 prior to flying out of Newark Airport for England. At that time they were just planting trees and starting to make a park of the place. Back then, Lady Liberty was all encased in scaffolding as they were getting her ready for her 100th birthday. Boy, have they done a beautiful job with this park! I took a photo of the diagram of the park. The trees are all grown and there is a huge picnic grove. There is a wide walkway along the water front which goes from Liberty State Park past the Statue of Liberty, past Ellis Island, and up the river a short distance.

You can look right over to Manhattan. It was the first that we had seen the skyline in person without the twin towers (the second photo at the top). The day was lovely - Actually, Homer's tongue was really hanging out by the time we walked up the walkway and back to Liberty Park in the sunshine. We forgot to bring water along on the walk. We need to get Homer one of those doggy backpacks so he can carry his own bowl and water!!! Thanks for stopping in and sharing in our travels. Hope you stop back again!