Day two of hiking, Marie's brother Larry joined us. He lives near Syracuse, and was able to get away for a couple of days. Most of the day was off-road, and the trail was beautiful through woods and along creeks. We did 10.6 miles.
We crossed the Chenango River, but it wasn't particularly scenic. I'm trying to show you better photos. The afternoon walking was almost all along Bear Brook which was so gorgeous we took pictures every time we turned around. Larry's new Aussie hat makes him look very handsome, too.
Here's one of my favorite shots of the falls, even though it only shows a little piece.
We finished in good time, and ate at Hoppie's in Oxford. I had a Cubani panini, which was incredibly yummy! Hoppie's is a cross between an old-time soda fountain and a sandwich shop. Excellent food and very busy. It's nice to see small towns find a successful niche.
Today, at Marie's, we sealed the corners and cracks in the pantry. Marie's been putting it off. That's the point of this extended visit. I'm helping her do some projects, and she'll spend a week with me later this summer helping me with some projects. It wasn't really bad with two people. She mixed the goop, which had to be done in small batches because it sets up in about five minutes, and I troweled it into the spaces.
We also did the laundry, which included soaking muddy socks! You'll be glad the computer does not provide odors!
Don't worry, we are managing plenty of play time too, with our favorite word game, Quiddler.
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