Sunday, October 9, 2011

Family Fun At Liberty Ridge Farm

Since I have been making budget's lately it's been financially better for us, paying off bills and money for family events.
This month we got to go to Liberty Ridge Farm, it started as just a big corn maze. Now this thing is quite large with lots of activities. However it is pricey.
We all had fun and more importantly we had time together as a family.
All pics except last, via crappy camera phone.

Elijah in front of an old truck in front 
Alyssa, Allie, and Elijah in the big rocker Elijah was trying to get down.

Elijah, Sissy, and calf

Elijah looking at the horse, Alyssa and Allie confused.

This years theme was the hubble telescope
 This is the shape of the maze.

When Alyssa and I went here years ago there wasn't this many things to do, nor this many
people. It was a fun time. Hopefully you get to enjoy some autumn fun, and if you live in western Vermont, or eastern New York this would be a fun place to go on a date, or with a family. The link at the top.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

VTO And Its Consequences

VTO for those who are not corporate literate VTO stands for Voluntary Time Off.
We have a little bit now and I am soaking it up. Today Alyssa (&Evangelinah) Elijah, and I had a picnic.
We would have went to Nine Corner Lake but even that short of a hike would have wiped my wife out being almost 9mos pregnant. 
So we went some where else. Here are some pictures.
Yes upstate New York can be beautiful.
My boy eating a fig bar happily jumping rocks
Alyssa staring nature down ( You will crack!!)
I did have pic of the three of us but it is very poor quality.
Over all a great day beautiful weather.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Being chased by a dog

Being chased by a dog whilst riding a bike is not a particularly fun experience.
Autumn is here and my trusty (well not so trusty) DL-1 belongs to my daughter. 
It has been dark when I leave for work for about two months now. The rail trail that goes to the industrial park 
in which I am employed as a mindless drone can be very peaceful when dark. It also home of a few stabbings and a murder. 
This story involves none of this, it involves a dog that is allowed to roam at various points of the day.
I worked at a kennel when I was younger for a short time and love dogs, and have two of them now.
I have been bitten before and I don't fear dogs.
The morning was cold and dark, the dyno-light
 was shining bright and then....
I heard a large fast rustling then barking , louder, faster, louder, I couldn't see the dog but knew he was close, chasing me catching up.
I couldn't outrun him with my commuter bike, so I did the only trick I know.
"SIT" I commanded. He still pursued. 
"SIT" I commanded once again in a super loud firm voice. He stopped cold, but my heart wouldn't slow down until after I got to work.