Saturday, October 29, 2011

Autumn in New York Part 3

So on Eric's 50th birthday, October 23, 2011, we all journeyed out to his favorite place on earth. Arcade, New York. I've written posts before about how much our family loves Eric's parent's summer place. It's about an hour outside of Buffalo, New York. So after church we drove out and the fall foliage was beautiful!

Perfect skies, crisp air and beautiful fall colors everywhere. I was listening to music on my Ipod (Melody Gardot) and just taking in the scenery.

Once we got there Benjamin was the first to the water with his fishing pole.

I love this picture with the sun poking through the trees.

This is the summer cottage where my boys have had their own private camp each year. They have been here every year since they were born. There are bunk beds, and around the house are picnic tables and a place for bon fires where we have roasted many marshmallows for smores. There is also a natural fed spring that feeds into the pond.

Golden leaves turning and getting ready for winter.

Seibert family on the dock.

One more beside the canoe and the paddle boat for fishing.

Mom and I took a walk up in the meadow.

Eric and Michael were walking around the pond.

Mom was clearing off Tasha's grave. Sarah and Eric's dog that loved to roam in the meadow.

I was trying to take it all in.....

Once in a while you have a moment...and this was serene...Eric's mom walking on the path. We can't take any moment for granted.

The day was closing and one more picture back looking at the cottage across the water.

Look how clear the water is....reflections in the pond of the trees.

The boys walking back rakes in tow.

Eric and Benjamin in the paddle boat.

Benjamin and Michael.

Goodbye Arcade until next summer....Happy Birthday love!

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