On a Clear Day in The Parks

by Joanne on April 19, 2009

What’s better than enjoying a day on the road, top down, destination to no where.  That was our Sunday afternoon.

This morning, Shane and I went through Proctor park on a 4.6 mile walk and enjoyed the early morning scenery.

proctorAt noon, Ted and I decided to take out “sporty” and go for a scenic drive.  We stopped for lunch at… okay, not one of our favorite places but it worked… 99 Steakhouse.

A glass of Columbia Crest Chardonnay to wash down the Baked Scrod, lunch portion. The scrod was baked with herbed seasoning and served with vegetable rice and steamed broccoli. Actually, it wasn’t bad at all. It was served nice and hot and certainly not over flavored.

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dscn0706After that fine lunch, it was off on a drive to …who knew where…driving through Clinton and Rome.

Our first stop was  Delta Lake. I had never been to Delta Lake before.

There were a couple of families with children, a lone lady on a bench, a couple picnicing with a chocolate lab who felt it his duty to bark at us as we passed.  We saw a sail boat moving along slowly in the almost non existent wind.

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Kids at heart in the empty playground.

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We drove past the wide open cow fields and WOW did they smell! I could have taken a photo of the smell, it was so thick! Pee-Yew! And..in a convertible. 🙁

We followed the signs through Ava, New York, heading toward Booneville.  We stopped at Pixley Falls which was along the Black River Trail where we saw people flying kites and enjoying the scenery as we were.

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Pixley Falls

 

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What a beautiful day.

After our drive, we used our new grill for the first time and cooked up a very tasty piece of Steel Head Trout.  Simply sprinkle with lemon juice and let sit 10 minutes. Brush with melted SmartBalance, salt, and cajun seasonings. Grill 5 minutes.

Ted has gone to practice putting and I’m off to get cleaned up. Toes up tonight!

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4 Comments

  • At 2009.04.19 20:04, Bonnie said:

    The playground pictures are now my favorites on your blog!

    • At 2009.04.19 21:10, Hélène said:

      You had such a great day, thanks for the beautiful pictures.

      • At 2009.04.20 08:11, applec said:

        I love playgrounds. I enjoy hanging upside down and climbing all over the structures. The playground at Delta Lake had a mini wall. I climbed it but it was unimpressive since I was as tall as the wall was high. We had a great day.

        • At 2009.04.20 13:53, Susan said:

          Cute playground pictures.

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