Archive for June, 2010

Jackson day trip

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

On Wednesday (June 16? two weeks ago already?) we took our long day trip of the visit, up to Grand Teton National Park. To get there, you drive 50 miles up I-15 to Idaho Falls, east to Swan Valley, north to Victor, over the Victor Grade to Jackson, and then to the park. On the […]

Tuesday June 15

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

One of the things mom was hoping we could do was to fix an old aluminum lawn chair that had torn webbing. Arlene did lots of internet research to try to find webbing, and tracked down a couple of sources. I thought maybe we’d be able to find some at Home Depot, or Lowe’s, or […]

Breakfast with Keene

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

I think it was the day before we went to Chesterfield that my mom, Arlene, and I went out to breakfast at Red Hot Roasters with Keene. Keene is an old friend of mom’s whom we’ve met before and whom she talks about all the time — mostly things like, “Keene brought me over a […]

Monday June 14

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

We went with mom to Chesterfield, Idaho. I’m pretty sure I blogged about it the last time we went there, but it won’t hurt to repeat. Chesterfield was settled in the late 1800s by Mormon farmers moving out of the overcrowded (!) Salt Lake City area. Chesterfield was never overcrowded, and less so now. To […]


Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

A day or two before we got to Pocatello someone had called my mom to ask for help with bird identification (this happens all the time to birders. Usually the callers don’t give you enough information to make an ID.) “Can you tell me what kind of birds are in my backyard? They’re goldfinches with […]

Bear River and Cache Valley trip

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

On Thursday June 10 we got up early (my alarm is normally set for 6:15. When I say early, I mean substantially earlier than that. In this case, I mean 3:15 AM) to get on a 6:30 flight to Salt Lake City on our way to Pocatello. Although the pilot (“Hi folks. I wanted to […]

Good weekend for birds

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

From Pomona, NY, we headed north on the Palisades Parkway, against the advice of the GPS which prudently thought going back to I-287 would be preferable. We crossed the Hudson on the Bear Mountain Bridge. It’s a beautiful spot, but I only recommend it if you are OK with a very winding road along a […]

Good weekend for NY-area relatives

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

We started out Memorial Day weekend by heading south, to Skyview Acres in Pomona, New York (Rockland County — on the west side of the Tappan Zee Bridge). There was a gathering there for the dedication of a plaque in memory of my mom’s cousin Irving Wolfe, who had died last year at the age […]