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May 18, 2009 - Herkimer Diamond Mines

We are in the best campsite along the West Canada Creek 6 miles North of Herkimer so we decided to stay for three days. The sound of the roaring water is our constant music. Today we went over to the Herkimer Mines to prospect for Diamonds. The Herkimer Diamonds were created from water and silica and protected in Dolomite pockets in the stone walls of the hills in this area. There are three ways to pursue these diamonds. 1. Using a heavy mallet you pound on the wall, hoping to find a seam and open a pocket of diamonds. Well, Helen and I...

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Where is Tortuga?

May 16, 2009 - Herkimer

After hanging out at Lake Cayuga and enjoying the Lake Cayuga Wine Trail, we headed to Herkimer. But first, the whole concept of a wine trail was developed by 16 winery and vineyard owners around Lake Cayuga. They created a map of the locations, held special events encouraging people to circle the lake and taste wine and spirits along the way. The marketing now includes limo service, bus service and designated driver service to encourage tasting and safety. The model of the wine trail has been adopted around other Finger lakes and...

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Where is Tortuga?

Oct 11, 2008 - Four States in One Day--We Are Leaving a Wake!

The kids' antics are the story of the day. During this whole trip it was nearly impossible to get them to look out the window to see the scenery, but offer a prize to whoever sees the most different license plates and all of a sudden there's a fight for the front seat! I've never seen so many people crammed into the cab of a motorhome! And then there's the Calgary Flames signage! Our windows are plastered with posters of support for the Calgary team! I'll have to take a picture in daylight to show you what I mean. The signs were being made...

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Aug 16, 2008 - Herkimer Class Reunion

Dick's 45th Class Reunion was a blast from the past. Classmates from all over gathered to reacquaint and share memories. As the spouse of a classmate I was able to take lots of pictures, unfortunately I don't remember many of the names. I did enjoy chatting with Judy who worked hard to make everything come together with lots of emails to everyone. It was great to see John but missed his wife who stayed in Colorado where they just moved to. We've visited with them while traveling in New Mexico. The DJ got the group hopping. He was only 18...

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Aug 9, 2008 - Change in plans we need 1 more day in NY State

Sorry no photos yet I need to get where I can have service on my computer to upload the photos,I am using my brother in laws right now, but we are staying 1 more day and will leave on Tue. We want to go to the Herkimer Diamond mines and see if I can get as lucky at mineing for diamonds as I was on the slots. Once we get on the road again my wireless card will get service ,but here in these mountains there is no service.Just to let you know Jason , we still love you and Poppie took me out in the deep woods yesterday at Tarbell Farms and we...

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Jun 29, 2008 - Sunday, Herkimer, NY (334 miles)

Drove to Herkimer, NY today, which is at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains and just east of Utica. Today's drive took us very near the Finger Lakes region of the state, made up of 11 long, slender, finger-like bodies of water and one of the most scenic and rural destinations of the western part of New York state. A few years ago we enjoyed visiting a number of the wineries the region is famous for.

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Jun 2, 2008 - Back home! - Herkimer, N.Y.

Onto my hometown of Herkimer, N.Y. We are staying at the Herkimer Diamond Mines KOA about 3 miles from where my mom and my aunts are living (in Fairfield, N.Y.) as they watch their new home being completed across the street from them. They greeted us with a homemade meal of Italian gnocchi and our favorite desserts of rhubarb pie and Aunt Ro's chocolate cake....YUM!! Later in the evening, our previous hiking partners, my cousins Fran Peruzzi and his wife Erin, came to see us and we gave them a "tour" of our home. We are planning to get...

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May 22, 2008 - Herkimer, New York

We woke up at our campsite with a river running by and the sun shining bright and decided we wanted to spend an extra day there. I was really wanting to go on a hike in the Adirondack Mountains and Sarah was game so we went into the front office to ask about some trails but things transpired a little different then we expected...when we walked in there was a group of people and one was holding this whole camera set up and the next thing I know the owner of the KOA is introducing herself and asking me to be interviewed by this gentleman. I...

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May 22, 2008 - Saying Good-bye to the East Coast

Once we checked out of the hotel we just couldn't quite leave the coast yet so we decided to slip out to Rockport, MA (because we actually knew how to get on the beach from there) and spent a couple of hours hanging out in the sun listening to the ocean crash on the rocks. It was amazing and we were pretty sad when we finally had to pack it up so we could get to our campground that night in New York. We finally rolled in late that night to the KOA in Herkimer, New York.

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Apr 27, 2008 - Herkimer, NY

Sunday April 27 We drove down to Herkimer, NY today. We took the route through the back roads, so it took us about 2 hours and 10 minutes to get there, even though it was only about 90 miles. Had to buy some more gas though, and it is up to $3.76 US a gallon. Still, this equates to about $1.03 CAN per litre, so in perspective, it’s not that bad. I guess. Once again, Alex’s team lost both games. They’ve had a bad run lately…and it certainly doesn’t help that they’ve been playing some of the top teams in the league. But I think they’ve lost...

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