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Fun with Family

Our time in Syracuse was sweet. Even though Old Glory was in Doody Brothers Garage for the majority of our stay, we were able to spend a lot of time with family. Both of our sons visited for a weekend.

Grandma Ballard had a birthday and we got to celebrate with her.

It was great to visit with Mark’s parents and brother. They were our “port in the storm” while Old Glory was in the shop!

We couldn’t park Old Glory at Green Lakes State Park, we could still visit the park and enjoy their trails and beach.

We were happy to have a little family reunion- with Tim, Dear, Grant, CK and all the Ballards in one place for a few days!

We made our usual visit to Doug’s Fish Fry and Skaneateles Lake. If you haven’t been to this cute little lakeside town, we strongly recommend that you put it on your bucket list. The Lake, Doug’s Fish Fry and Green Mountain Coffee along with several cute little shops along the main street of downtown Skaneateles make this a fun day-trip destination. Just click on the hyperlinks included above to find out more about Skaneateles and Doug’s Fish Fry.

Mark smoked some ribs for the family on Sunday and we all learned a new Thai card game.

Photos were taken and memories were made. Next family picture will have a new little face : ) We are all anticipating the arrival of baby girl Ballard in 2021. This Ballard Clan already loves you little Ballard Cub!

Sooo many pictures were taken!

After all her repairs were done, Old Glory actually made it to Green Lakes State Park. We loved our little site and hope to return to Green Lakes sometime in the future. Green Lakes offers water and electric sites only OR boondocking. Be aware that reservations need to be made FAR in advance to get a water/electric site at this beautiful campground located in Fayetteville, New York.

Skaneateles always draws us with its beautiful setting and tranquil views.

Thanks to Dear, we enjoyed some “Ginger Perfect,” at our campsite. Even though she wasn’t there to prepare it “perfectly,” she left the ingredients and specific instructions for how to make this dish.

Mom, Dad and Steve Ballard joined us at the campground for some Thai food. Not surprisingly, our campground neighbor brought over a half a watermelon to share with us. RVers and campground folk are some of the nicest, friendliest people you will ever meet ; )

Follow our next post to find out about our new plans for celebrating our 35th anniversary. Canada was a no-go and Maine was NOT making it easy for us with their restrictions and requirements so we found a beach elsewhere! Take THAT COVID…we will not be stopped ; )

1 thought on “Fun with Family”

  1. Mark
    great to see you and your family. I remember when your Mom, Dad and brother used to visit. great to see them.


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