Avery James Photography

Avery James Photography

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Pennsylvania - Part 1

A picture story of our summer trip to Pennsylvania...

My father, stepmother, and 2 sisters live in Coudersport, PA.
Dan's whole family, including his 6 year old daughter, live in Bradford and Smethport, PA as well as Limestone, NY.

We went to visit everyone for 2 weeks back in August 2008...it was a VERY busy 2 weeks and we crammed a lot into our trip. :)

Our first stop was Gram's house where Dan's family was gathering to greet us back into the local area. She made her yummy spaghetti and meatballs for everyone to eat. Everyone got to see Caydan for the first time since he was only a few months old.

Dan, Caydan, and I got to see all the kids that had been sprouting out since the last time we had been in town...Dan's sister Amy now has Katelyn, Kolin, and Kolton....and Dan's cousin Amanda has Zander and Zane (they like those matching name letter things!). Along with Caydan and Emily, we could have opened our own daycare at Gram's that day.

Here's a shot of the boys...you try getting 5 rambuctious boys to all sit still and look the same way at the same time.....not gonna happen. :)

This is the youngest of the clan: Kolton

The next day Dan, Caydan, and I made our way over to Alegany State Park in New York state which borders Bradford, PA. This place is beautiful with lots of trails, lakes, wildlife, and plants...we decided to just walk around and explore...we came across an interesting "putt putt golf" course....not what us Angelinos are used to seeing, that's for sure:

We also went to a place called "Thunder Rocks" which has these gi-normous (sp?) boulders that you can climb on or walk around or just stare dumbounded at...again, another thing us Angelinos aren't used to...

We walked around some more and came across a beautiful lake where you can rent paddle boats in the summer...we had just missed them as they had closed for the year the weekend before we went.


And finally we found ourselves at a little playground where Caydan could run around, slide down slides, and climb trees with Dada. :)


To be continued another day... :)

3 comments:

Jennifer Harbourn said...
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Jennifer Harbourn said...

I totally want to visit PA now! Great photos as always!

.:OhanaImages:. said...

How cuuuuuuute, looks like so much fun! I love the picture of Dan and Cayden holding hands on the dock of the lake :)