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Gathering up the wild things

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I love the sound of the large trucks going by down the road. I don't have to see them to know they are carrying full loads of corn, apples, squash ... what-have-you. Fall harvest is in full swing and all around, people are enjoying the bounty. It is thrilling to be able to go to one of our favorite local farm markets to load up on fresh, ripe produce. We bring home a couple of bags full of squash, tomatoes, broccoli, sweet corn, etc. for about $10. We go to another local farm stand and buy a bushel of apples...

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Taking in Upstate Western New York

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Last weekend my husband and I took a three-day road trip exploring the Thousand Islands area of New York, the Adirondack Mountains, and a drive back home via Route 67 from Saratoga Springs going west toward the Buffalo/Rochester area. Our first day out, we left before dawn on Friday morning and arrived in Clayton, New York up in the Thousand Islands area before noon. We both love the feeling of being up and out on the road at early morning dark and through the various, sometimes misty, stages of dawn while much of the world is still asleep. There is...

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