John's 2012 Kayaking
(& other pictures)
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"Leave only footprints, take only memories"
(...and maybe some pictures)
 
                                                                       Poets' Walk Park, Rhinebeck, NY
                                                                           
A nice day for a walk in the park.
                                                                                                      
Barbara & John
                                                                                                           
April 7, 2012
Laura & James
Barbara and I spent the day with Laura (Barbara's sister) and James (Laura's son).
We walked around Wilson
M. Powell Wildlife Sanctuary (run by a bird club), We paid a visit to the Spruce Ridge Farm where they raise Alpacas and sell Alpaca goods.  Then we sat down to a delicious dinner.
Laura, James, Barbara & John
April 8, 2012
                       Dutchess Rail Trail, Hopewell Junction to Poughkeepsie, NY
                               
Spent a very nice day on an easy ride on the paved rail trail.
                                                          
Nice ride, easy grades, informational signs.
                                                                                                      
Barbara & John
                                                                                                           
May 5, 2012
                     Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge, Wallkill, NY
                                                                
Originally the "Galeville Military Airport".
          
In 1999 the property was transferred to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
                                       
Today the area is being maintained for grassland birds.
                                                                                                      
Barbara & John
                                                                                                         
May 13, 2012
                                                                              Tanzania, Africa Photo Safari
              
Visited Arusha NP, Tarangire NP, Lake Manyara NP, Serengeti NP and
                                                                            
Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
         
It was the trip of a life time.  The animals were closer than I ever expected.
                                                                                             
Much, MUCH closer!
              
Sallyann, Fred, Barbara & John (plus the rest of the Globus tour group)
                                                                                           
June 17 - July 3, 2012
                                                                                         Baby Lil Comes Home
                                                                     
Barbara gets a new kitten.  Baby Lil.
                                                                 
Pictures were taken over several days.
                                                                                    
Baby Lil, Barbara & Tigger
                                                                                                       
Aug 4 - 9, 2012
                                                                               Hurley Rail Trail, Hurley, NY
                       
A very enjoyable, and easy, bike ride.  About 5.3 miles each way.
                                            
Easy path to follow and ride.  Some nature to enjoy.
                                                                                                     
Barbara & John
                                                                                                
September 2, 2012