Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Good to Goat

August is "National Goat Cheese Month" (like you didn't know). There are about 335,000 milk goats in the US; some in every state. (Wisconsin leads the pack with about 40,000 head.) Impressive numbers for an industry that was almost nonexistent before 1979, when Laura Chenel became America's first commercial producer of goat cheese. (courtesy of Gourmet Magazine)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Noah will be sad to learn the Patrick Long will be participating in the NASCRAP Camping World Series West race on August 1 at Miller Motorsports Park, not the Adirondack International Speedway.

Entry Lists:



Monday, July 27, 2009

Yesterday we packed everything from the Berkeley apartment in a Uhaul, cleaned said apartment and then drove up to Redding and unloaded in the twilight.

112 F in Redding today. It tied a record.


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Had a picnic at Saratoga State Park with some of the old Niskayuna gang. In this photo are the following plus husbands, wives and children. Aaron Hull, Shannon Barney, Michelle Leader, Alvin Chu, Scott Price, Chris Johnson, Chris Rooney.
Went to camp friday to pick up the kids. Stopped at Papa's Ice Cream Parlor on the way back with Cameron and Oliver.
Dance camp.:
Mohawk River:
Friendly Farm in New Hampshire:

One goat just had to bully his way in.

Camp hinds:
The 'Brownsea' campsite on the sign was named after the island where Boy Scouts was founded.


Friday, July 24, 2009

Cameron and Oliver saw this freighter on the St Lawrence River

American LeMans Lime Rock race is on SpeedTv Friday at noon. Also check out for more photos of this car.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Oliver and Cameron's trip to Boldt Castle on the ST LAWRENCE RIVER

Monday, July 20, 2009

Thank you Paul, Cyndy, Noah and Kate for hosting me this weekend.

Monday, July 13, 2009

A few picture updates:

Megan is in dance camp this week. She demonstrated the robot dance at home. At the end of the dance the robot dancers are turned off with a remote. I have to get one.
Jonathan had three baseball games last weekend. Friday night his All Stars team beat South Portland American. Saturday his travel team won. On Sunday the All Stars Team lost to Falmouth. The whole team played well. Jonathan played well with a Sacrifice RBI and 2 walks on Friday. Sunday in one at bat he was safe and advanced the runner with a hard infield chopper and caught a high fly ball in Left. After a substitution he coached first and helped warm up the pitcher.

All Star's Uniform:

Left field:

Coaching First Base:

Stillwater self portrait:

Grandpa by Megan:


Today we went over to Team Goewey and saw the Grave Digger. Then Lia Toyota to see Brian Vickers' #83 and Kyle Busch's #18. Friday we saw Carl Edward's #99 Subway car at the new Subway on Rt. 7.

Friday we went to the Valleycats game. We had great seats in the front row next to the visitor dugout. They played the Oneonta Tigers. Before the game one of the Oneonta players game Oliver a ball. Then the Valleycats had an autograph session on the field and Oliver had all the players and manager sign the ball. Cameron had a team poster signed. The guy in uniform talking to "southpaw" the valleycats mascot it the hitting coach for Oneonta his name is Luis Quinones. He played for the Albany- Colonie A's in 1983. He came over and gave Elliot a ball in between innings. The game was crazy with all kinds on nutty plays. The Vallecats got destroyed 13-5. After the game there were fireworks. Elliot fell asleep during the fireworks.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

I sold the red Ranger to Emerson. I bought a 5x10 landscape style trailer from Tractor Supply and a used swing set from Craigslist.

Rhode Island for 4th of July weekend. Beach, kayaking, antique car show, clams cakes at Aunt Carrie's, Point Judith light house, and zoo.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother Peggy Brownsey passed away July 7, 2009 six months after this picture was taken on Christmas Day 2008.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Infinite Summer anyone? "Infinite Jest"- June 21st to September 22nd, a thousand pages + 92 days = 75 pages a week. No sweat.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Not mentioned during the broadcast but according to the IndyCar series notes: "New York Governor David Paterson is the honorary starter of the Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen."

Glad to see the blobs favorite Governor is enjoying the perks of the office while he can.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Our first dinner in the new apartment in Redding, compliments of the previous resident: a half gallon of home brew and weight lifting supplements. Just kidding! We went to a bad Mexican Restaurant instead. Temperatures in the low 100's this weekend, but cooling off at the beginning of next week. -Rachel
Happy birthday, Christine!