Sunday, May 22, 2005

My Day with Nature

This Saturday, we went up to Bear Mountain in upstate NY for the day. Hub loves it up there; he wishes I enjoyed camping and looking at rivers flow and watching trees grow. Now keep in mind that I am not a nature girl, and I prefer shopping and manicures to hiking and nature...but...it was still a fun time. Princess loved looking at the ducks, and there is a little zoo up there where we saw lots of animals that are indiginous to the area, which means coyotes, foxes, bear, deer, owls, and stuff like that.

I thought Princess would be amused by the animals, since she knows most of them by name now and likes to point them out on tv and in her books. But no. She was mostly interested in the fact that each animal had a ball in its cage to play with. So Hub and I are saying - Princess, look at the bear! And she is saying - Ball!

All in all, it was a fun day. We walked alot, rode the merry go round, looked at the scenic views, had a little picnic, and looked at the animals. But obviously, there was no Ya-Ya-Helmet-wearing going on this weekend. Sorry to disappoint. But here are some pics from our little trip:
View of Bear Mountain Lake
This is a view of Bear Mountain Lake, where we had our picnic.

Self-portrait by the Harriman Bridge
Here's us at the Harriman Bridge, which was once the longest suspension bridge in the world (back in the 20's).

Princess and True on the Merry-Go-Round
True and Princess ride the Merry-Go-Round. My little daredevil loved it.

Duck Porn
And the real reason I think Hub likes nature - ducks doing it. That's right, its duck porn.

49 comments:

mrsmogul said...

I haven't been to Bear Mountain in a long time! My mom went last year with her girlfriends. I love going up there! And it's not far from the city at all!

A Career Woman and A Housewife said...

Um Princess is so cute that I could probably eat her face off!
-Career Woman

Miss_Vicki said...

That's one cute little girl, glad she had a great time! That's one thing I used to enjoy doing with my ex - going camping, fishing, just hanging out outdoors. Don't get too much of a chance to do that now, being single & all :op

Guppyman said...

Duck Porn!!!!!

Woot!

Looks like ya'll had fun....

J&J'sMom said...

Oh how cool!! We're off to West By God next weekend for the same thing. I can however, get lost in the woods watching trees grow and rivers flow...it's so peaceful out there. Love the duck porn! LMAO!

Janet said...

Hello, Michele sent me, and great pics, btw!!!

Molly said...

Sounds like fun! That is cracking me up that Princess was obsessed with the ball in each cage. I had one nephew who was obsessed with them when he was little. He carried one around constantly for about the first three years of his life!

Indigo said...

I'm with you Jersey, I prefer shopping & manicures to anything naturesque. My backyard has enough nature for me, and if I get the urge to go home, I can in about 30 seconds. :-)

It sounds like you had a great time though!

Bridget Unnel said...

Duck porn?! AHHH -- my eyes! My eyes!!

MommaK said...

Glad you had a good weekend! Looks like you had beautiful weather. Now after all that hiking, I think you deserve an afternoon at the spa:-)

Charlie Mc said...

looks like you all had a fun time! :)

trine said...

Sounds like you've had a great weekend! Princess, as always, look adorable!
trine

Nam LaMore said...

what a wonderful day to enjoy the warming days .. hopefully, you stayed away from poison ivy, that's the sorta nature i don't care to bring home.

Redhead Mommy said...

Love me some good duck porn. (only kidding....I'm sure no one says that phrase much, though!)

Raehan said...

I remember going to Bear Mountain as a girl. We hiked there a number of times. I is strong in my memory.

Great pictures! I remember Rachel's early merry-go-round rides.

..::Meems::.. said...

Awww how cute!

Glad you had fun.
Hey, you got duck pr0n!

Taylor said...

Duck Porn...LOL! Too funny.

Looks like you all had a great time. You have a beautiful family ;)

-xtessa- said...

OMG! i was going "awww..." all throughout your post! then, i got to the end! duck porn!:lol:

Twist of Kate said...

Well what kind of trip would it be without the duck porn, right! :)

Sounds like you guys had fun, I'm with you on the anti-nature stuff...I'm so the city spoiled girl!

By the way, your princess...SO adorable!

Loz said...

Hey! Where's the parental advisory Larry Flint? Best duck porn I've seen in ages!
Looks like a beautiful spot to spend a day, but like you I'm not a naturegirl either -- I'd get out there and enjoy the big wide wondrous world, if only it didn't have so much dirt, and so many bugs.

Dawn said...

sounds awesome!

Dawn said...

This is the other Dawn:)

I love the pictures!

mcgibfried said...

duck porn is teh cool.

that's right.. leet speak..

woot.

Bumbling Bav said...

I love you for your duck porn!

OH and yes, his skates are now up his ass! No more hockey for him this yr.

Andrea

MommaK said...

Hey guess what...Happy Michele Sent Me Day:-) Woo-hoo!!

Peri said...

Hello, Michele sent me
nice pictures.

Tracy said...

Duck porn always gets me hot and bothered

Erin said...

hi! i've been here before, but i'm here via michele this time!
nice pictures!!!

Kristen said...

Hello...Michele sent me...Your daughter is adorable!

Pinkie said...

Duck porn, huh? That's one I haven't seen before. Pretty funny!

Princess is adorable!

DaFFy said...

Hi there! Michele sent me. WHat a lovely family, and beautiful weather!

Anonymous said...

Hello, Michele sent me.

I'm a Philly girl, but I might possibly make a move to Jersey in the near future:)

Wendy

terrilynn said...

Good morning, I'm here via Michele, but you know I visit anyway. Your Princess is just darling.

Last week on our nature outing I got a picture of turtle porn. Apparently both of us are 12-year-old boys.

PractiGal said...

Hi Jersey Girl!

Michele sent me....

Beautiful pictures. Your Princess is just precious! Have a wonderful day, and I agree... get thee to a spa! :-)

~Butterfly Tears~ said...

I have never been to Bear Mountain... Infact I never mention to far from from home....

BTW... Michele sent me

Star said...

Hi TJG- I am here via Michele's SOD, but I visit anyway. Nice pictures!

misty said...

Looks like a fun time.

Michele sent me. Have a great day. =)

Bluegrass Mama said...

When I used to be a Pseudo Jersey Girl (immigrated from central NYS), we used to go up to West Point for football games. Somehow we missed Bear Mountain as a destination in itself. Beautiful area around there!

Oh, and hello, Michele sent me!

ADAMANT said...

For some reason I keep thinking of 16 candles. Long Duc Dong?

Michele sent me. :)

Lu said...

hi michele sent me...

nice site!!

LuAnn

tommy said...

I stopped by and saw that Michele was sending everyone over here. So I went to her place so she could send me too, but we both now I stop by on my own.

Jennie said...

Quack! Michele sent me.
I'm from South Jersey...and, though Bon Jovi was never my fav, I went to 2 concerts 3 & 4 years ago (my sister's bil was a lighting guy) and we got to dance on sidestage! The first time, I was 8 mos preg. :)

Finn said...

Scenic vistas, cutie pies and duck porn! What more could a girl ask for?

I'm already a fan, but I'm here via Michele today. Always nice to see that things are bright and sunny in good old Jersey.

Lucy Jane said...

Those pictures are great, especially the duckporn!

Michele sent me,
Lucy Jane

Anonymous said...

Little did I know that by stopping by today, I would be getting FREE DUCK PORN! You're so funny!

Lassa said...

Oops, that last comment was from me. I messed up somehow :)

Ms Mac said...

Hello, Michele sent me!

Great pics, I love looking at other people's photos!

Mary said...

Great pics! Glad you had a fun day.

A Career Woman and A Housewife said...

Nothin' like kickin' back with your fav drink, wearin' your ya-ya helmet and watchin' ya some duck porn!
-Housewife