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Family Pictures from here and there
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Isley turns two - party at grandma's
 Icing the cupcakes
 Even Isley helps
 Ta da!
 And a store-bought cake to boot
 Isley eyes the cake with glee
 Thar she blows
 While everyone watches
 The whole family poses around the cake
 Deep contemplation
Burlington, Vermont - Stephanie and Rob celebrate their marriage
 Tourists visit the "World's Tallest Filing Cabinet"
 Susan burst into laughter when first she saw it
 People who work two blocks away at the chocolate factory have never seen it
Lake Champlaign Chocolates - we took the seated tour "Magnetic" molds have two halves held together with magnetics. If only a fraction of the mold is filled and the mold is then tumbled on the "Magnetic Tumbler", then the iside of the model is coated and the result is a hollow rabit, or duck, or choo-choo, or ...
 Initial melting pots with the final wrapping line behind
 The other side of the factory floor
 Pouring chocolate ready for dipping
 Dipping cherries in chocolate - two at a time
 Not everyone pays attention to the tour
Fort Ticonderoga
Fort ticonderoga commands a vital juncture in the route from the Saint Lawrence to the Hudosn. Over the years it took many forms and was variously captured by British, French, and American forces.
 Typical British soldier's accoutrement
 Randomly clad tourists watch a flintlock demnstration
 Ready to load - flint on the left, striker plate on the right
 Building a bread oven - it will last about six months
The King's Garden supplemented the soldier's slim rations and has since fed generations.
 Sunflowers get a lot of sun
 Butterflies still exist
 Dozens of bees shared the bush as I watched
 Although originally devoted to food, the gardens now feature floral spectacle 
 Friendly gardener at work
Mount Defiance overlooks Fort Ticonderoga and was strategic for its defense. Nowadays it is a communications hub sporting both a cell phone tower and a commjunications relay.
 Entries to the cellphone tower support station - generators mean service can continue for a while after a power blackout
 Cell phone tower
 Commuinications relay and its generator
 Fort Ticonderoga occupies a strategic point jutting into Lake Champlain
In Cincinnati, Rebecca had a decadal natal day
 Preparing the cake
 Awaiting the cake
 Hmm. Ike studies the door guard
 Rebecca enjoying the green cake surprise
 Lindsay in a show at school
Lindsay took these
 After an early morning rain
 Mysterious suspended drops
 Alive and Dead
Schenley turns 5
 Lindsay and the Balloon Lady
 Schenley contemplates eternity
 Schenley and friends showing off their balloons
Fall With the grandkids
 Grandma/pa, Ike, and Schenley in Phipps
 Schenley tries on the mask she made at the FiddleSticks concert
 Our last(?) tree
 Lindsay luxuriates
 Colin looking much older
 Rebecca enjoying the holdiay with Ellyn and Isley
 Joann sang in Susan's choir
 Half a bag of donated clothes
 The other half bag
 Two hard-to-find components of my CPAP
 All components of my CPAP
 CPAP head assembly
 No fingerprints here
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Mar 5, 2018 16:40 GMT
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