Upstate NY


Upstate New York is a beautiful place, and we were very excited to be able to experience it to it’s fullest. During the next couple of days, many different things happened. We met our second cousins  for the first time, even though they were 20 and 25. Joe is a savant and can remember everything about music, dates and times, and even movies down to the exact day or month that they happened! The other one, whose name was asked to be protected, was a New York City cop. During the time, he taught me how to use his father’s gun, and he was also on a quad expedition with us as well. Joe was a fantastic story writer, and he is thinking about getting a blog (I will make sure to post it if he does).

We had a great time, but a couple of dangerous incidents happened along the way. Our father, who happens to be a retired Captain at Las Vegas, was using the chainsaw on a heavy branch while we were chopping wood and the main trunk of the tree fell right on his ankle. My brother and I stopped what we were doing and looked over suddenly to see if he had been hurt. Thankfully he was fine in the end, but it was still a scary experience that ended in putting him on a quad and driving him back. We were so glad that the chainsaw had not hit him or anything bad like that! Our next incident occurred when my little brother’s quad “Lost control” and slammed into the back of ours. Little Aidan had not been very careful with golf carts and other vehicles so we kind of doubted what REALLY happened but it was all fine in the end. Once again, we were lucky that nothing broke- just like our fathers leg! To top off our adventure, we left to go hiking to the waterfalls before we left to go up the east coast (That’s me looking unusually spectral in the corner)


4 thoughts on “Upstate NY

  1. You’ve had some wild family experiences. Glad everyone was OK.

    You have an excellent command of English and a very impressive vocabulary, making you a top-notch writer. I have no credentials for saying that, other than I have been reading and writing for many years. My eyes stumbled on one thing (only one), and I wonder if you would be upset if I mentioned it. The word “it’s” is a contraction that stands for “it is”. Your sentence would read “….experience it to it is fullest.” Whenever I use the contraction, I say it in my head without the apostrophe and see if it sounds right. My eyes would have preferred “experience it to its fullest”.

    If this annoyed you, I apologize. Let me know, and I won’t do it again. I enjoy reading the things you write and don’t want to miss a single one.


  2. Whew! I was afraid of hurting you. When our grandsons are with us, I correct their oral mistakes because I don’t want them to sound ignorant. They groan. I offer to stop, but they agree they don’t want to make mistakes.

    I made a mistake writing desert instead of dessert. Another blogger pointed it out so that I could change it. I couldn’t believe I’d made that goof.

    Keep on writing!!!

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