White Water Rafting & Crystal Cave

We had a short but ACTION PACKED camping trip last weekend in the Lehigh Valley.  We camped for two nights in Hickory Run State Park but did not get much time to explore it, other than the famous Boulder Field.  We had some heavy rains just after setting up the tents and canopies, but had […]

Beach Trip

The family took a ride to Belmar, NJ … less than an hour drive from home, to bake our bodies on the beach today.  It was HOT and crowded, but the water was GREAT. Gabriella & Elisa really got comfortable riding and dodging the waves, though Elisa had to tread water a little more than […]

Zia Turns 4X? Who Can Remember – it was the 60’s!

Zia had a “60’s” Birthday Party at Nonna’s to celebrate being 2 years older than her brothers – that’s OLD 🙂 There was fondue, ‘cool’ music (so cool that Nonna asked us to turn it down), CoolWhip & Tab, lots of tie-dye and lots of “Peace & LOVE” … man.  And of course, there was […]

Tea Party with Zia

While Mama and Papa were hiking through the mountains of the Delaware Water Gap, Gabriella & Elisa were sipping tea with Zia in Delaware. Other activities during their time with Zia and Nonno & Nonna, included: Outdoor Puppet show – little too ‘juvenile’ 🙂 Birthday Breakfast @ Nonnis Trip to Fort Delaware including forging nails! […]

Joke & Felice’s Anniversary

Joke and I celebrated our 11th Wedding Anniversary with a 3 day trip to the Delaware Water Gap … all thanks to Zia for entertaining (REALLY!) the girls while we were away.  The B&B we stayed in was peaceful, especially the hot tub, but the owner was a little “weird.”  We hiked all 3 days, […]