Our Journey...

Think we forgot to tell you a lil bit about what sort of vacay we're on! Last September of 2011, Dad retired. He and momzers got an RV and decided to plan a trip across the country, visiting national parks on the way to Maine (where's that?) for a family reunion. That's a long trip from northern California! Anyway, this blog is now a record of our travels across the good ole U.S. of A. and even Canada - plus all the things we get to do and see! We started our journey mid-March and hope to be back in NoCal by mid-October - yeah!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Summer Mem'ries...

Mom today: for the last couple of months, I've been searching for old photos of family enjoying summers at a place we went to each year. My mother and sister are compiling family stories and photos for a book that will be published by next summer. I found many pictures that I took as a girl, teen and adult, chronicling decades of summers spent at "Camp Togus" or "Camp Killoquah" in the Adirondack mountains of upper New York state.

My parents loved black labs - here is Cleo, who, along with other family dogs, got into all kinds of trouble in the wild woods up here!

The boathouse and dock: where we cast off for lovely paddles, where we fished from, from where we dove into those velvety black waters and emerged totally refreshed!

A paddle on Forked Lake.

Secret fishing places... So many beautiful places there - lost to us today, but wonderful memories will linger forever! Have a super Friday!


YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Those are great pictures of the Adirondack! It is our favorite place! Mom and dad would love to live up there.

Sam & June

Mimi said...
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Mimi and CC Cabana said...

How awesome to be compiling a book! The photos are gorgeous, especially love the black and white of Cleo. They really evoke such nostalgia, peace, and simplicity.


Hi Sammy,

We liked your memories, they are beautiful!

We luv and miss you lots! So Happy Valentine's Day!

Riley and Star.

Sally said...

I like your memories, beautiful pictures.
We wish you a Happy Valentine's Day an a nice weekend.

Nice woooh

Ludo van Doggy said...

What beautiful piccures and memories. Thanks for sharing!
~lickies, Ludo

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Those sure are some beautiful pictures!!

Woofs and Kisses!

Kari in WeHo said...

summer is just around the corner... well after Spring that is :)

caboval said...

Oh what awesome memories!!! Thats how a childhood should be!! Let us know when the book is out! I read your first book and LOVED it! Youre very motivational! Hugs Joey and Kealani

Sam said...

Gorgeous photos - I sure wish I was in one of those places rather than stuck here with all the slushy snow left over from this blizzard!

The OP Pack said...

Such beautiful memories that photos from the past can evoke - thanks for sharing yours. Have a great weekend.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

What lovely photos - especially the black lab.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Java and the pups

Emma Rose said...

Beautiful pictures. We have memories like that too, of places that are gone forever. So now we make new ones :)

Have a Happy Valentines Day.

Emma Rose

houndstooth said...

That looks so idyllic, especially right now!

Dory and the Mama said...

Such wonderful pictures and memories.

Thanks for sharing!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Memories is an appropriate word fur today -

Wally and Poppy/Penny/Patches along with their furamilies are holding on to many of them -

Thank woo fur sharing this -


Lou said...

wow...so beautiful...thank you so much for sharing your wonderful memories with us! *woof*

Sierra Rose said...

Ahhh! Those lakes look lovely for paddles, and swims, fishing and relaxing. We imagine the book will be a fantastic log of your amazing time spent in the area.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Farley's Mom said...

Looks like heaven to me...

Lorenza said...

I know all those pictures bring you great memories!
Thanks for sharing them!
Happy Friday!
Kisses and hugs

Ms. ~K said...

Lovely photos and memories!
Cleo was a beauty!

The Army of Four said...

Beautiful photos! Especially that one of Cleo! What a beauty!

Cocorue said...

lovely pics Sammie

happy hearts day to you dear Samantha

Sam said...

What a beautiful place. You were lucky to be able to go there!