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Skipper commissioned me to be officer on deck when he was promoted to admiral of the stars and crossed the Rainbow Bridge..

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Hi! My name is Skipper and Captain Barnacles

I am a Budgerigar from Ossining, NY.

Barnacles

2 years old   M

Budgerigar

I like it all.

On deck looking out the window

Noisy lawn mowers.

She treats me like a special member of the family and let's me play with Bo Bunny.

Making sounds liKe a macaw or cockatoo or parrot at the Bird Jungle where I was raised..

Officer on the deck..

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  Hello Captain~
I hope you had a wonderful day! I still have rain but it makes it seem much more normal than all that sunshine and hot temps! Crazy that we would miss the rain!
We didn't do much today. Mom grabbed a nap when she got home and then took the kids to work. She stopped by the market on the way back and got me some grapes! They were yummy.
Tomorrow we have lots of chores to get done so I'll be supervising it all! We are going to be home together so that is all that matters to me!
There are still lots of people up here who do not have power. It may take a few more days to fix it all since there were a lot of trees that fell down and some of the roads in the rural areas are still blocked. At least the wind has been calmer for the last few days so no more trees coming down!
Enjoy your evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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09/01/2015 09:57.43 PM Report This Comment  
  HI CAPTAIN & SKIPPER!!!!
Pecked a V4U...Last day of my blog campaign...Yipee..Today I will finish my campaign with a short blog on one place that I overlooked when talking about Shawnee Ski Resort...It is the Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee on Delaware, Pa...The Shawnee Playhouse offers theatre year-round in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, with something for everyone including musicals, dramas, comedies, children's theatre and special events.Meal-and-show packages make memorable experience...Now I would like to thank every birdie who has voted for me throughout the month long campaign and has read the blogs and gave their feed back on them..It was a great month for me to be able to tell you about the region where I live the Pocono Mountains and their many places to visit and browse or just have fun....Thank you all again..Hope you have been enjoying your Monday...Many birdie wing hugs.....CYDNEY :o)

Come visit me, QUEEN CYDNEY "THANKS FOR MAKING ME BOTM" NEXT 10K, Sam ", Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy " & Princess "Loves Tweety".

08/31/2015 04:38.13 PM Report This Comment  
  HI CAPTAIN & SKIPPER!!!!
Pecked a V4U...Today my campaign blog will be about Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton, Pa..Steamtown NHS celebrates the strength & glory of Locomotion.Takes a seasonal train ride through the beautiful mountain of Northeastern Pennsylvania or experience the heritage of the railroad through the History & Technology Museums.Join a Ranger-guided locomotive shop tour to learn what it takes to repair & maintain steam locomotives.Visit the only National Park Service Unit solely dedicated to railroad history.Created to interpret the story of mainline railroading between 1850 & 1950.The park occupies more then 40 acres of former rail yard & includes historic railroad buildings.Bring the whole family for a hands-on learning experience as you tour the Roundhouse and ride the rails.They have many locomotives & freight & passenger cars on display.Some have open cabs & compartments that visitors can climb in and walk through including a mail car, railroad executives passenger car(with the dining room and sleeping/lounge areas)box car, cabooses and a recreated DL&W Station with ticket window.A Steam Locomotive with cutaway section helps visitors understand steam power.Part of one of the 1865 Roundhouse inspecting pits uncovered in archaeological excavators is also preserved in situ under glass.Steamtown NHS is located within a working railroad yard & incorporates the surviving elements of the 1902 DL&W Scranton roundhouse & locomotive repair shops.The visitor center, theater technology & history museums are built in the style of and on the site of the missing portions of the original roundhouse giving an impression of what the original circular structure was like.The theater shows a short film throughout the day.The museum has exhibits about the history & technology of steam railroad in the U.S. & Pennsylvania, particularly.Hope you are having a great day...Thank every birdie who has voted for me to be BOTM...Many birdie wing hugs....CYDNEY :o)

Come visit me, QUEEN CYDNEY "THANKS FOR MAKING ME BOTM" NEXT 10K, Sam ", Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy " & Princess "Loves Tweety".

08/30/2015 07:26.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Skipper!
Stopping by with a vote in your memory and honor. You are always remembered here on the BC.

Wing hugs from Kaji and Lizzie

Come visit me, Kaji ~Who will be our BOTM in October?.

08/30/2015 06:52.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Angel Skipper
Leaving a vote in your memory...Your friend, Gus

Come visit me, Gus~Did somebirdy mention "nut"??? & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

08/30/2015 04:40.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Leaving a vote in your memory.

Hugs,
Peppy

Come visit me, Harriet & Peppy.

08/30/2015 02:39.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Skipper~
You know that I think about you every time the Captain and I chat! You are always going to be in my heart!
Angel Wing Hugs ~ Sugar ♥

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08/30/2015 12:46.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Memorial vote for Skipper
Just remembering...
(Mom had blue budgies that all crossed the rainbow bridge)
Polly

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08/30/2015 12:15.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Angel Skipper
Leaving a vote in your memory.
Love,
Raffikki

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08/30/2015 07:05.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel
Skipper, we still remember you with affection! Hugs, Falco and the boys

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Peppino & Falco.

08/30/2015 06:57.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Dear Angel Skipper
Just flying in with a vote in your honor and memory on the anniversary of your flight to the Rainbow Bridge. We know you are missed and loved always. Eggstra wing hugs, Pearl and Silver

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

08/30/2015 05:16.59 AM Report This Comment  
  HI CAPTAIN & SKIPPER!!!!
Pecked a v4U..Today my campaign blog will be about the Holley Ross Pottery....A visit to Holley Ross Pottery is an experience you'll undoubtedly want to repeat...Their factory showroom is located on Route 191 in the quaint village of LaAnna(5 miles south of Newfoundland, Pa.).....They offer products from over 135 vendors as well as the products made on the premises..They offer demonstrations on how the pottery is made at 11 A.M. Monday through Friday...A new product line is the very collectible Polish Pottery by Ceramika Artystczna as seen on QVC...They have about 2,500 pieces to choose from!...They also offer Fiesta by Homer Laughlin China at savings up to 70%......Those are just two of the reasons people go there and keep coming back..They also offer, free for your enjoyment, a swinging bridge leading to a beautiful woodland park with sawdust trails and a scenic five acre lake....Holley Ross Pottery is shopping at its best as well as memorable experience for all who come...They are opened May 1st through mid December...Hours are Monday through Saturday 9:30A.M.-5:30P.M.& Sunday 1:00-5:30P.M....You might be interested in dinning before leaving the area there is the Desak, Swiftwater, Pa and it is the finest Hibachi & Sushi Japanese Restaurant in the Pocono's..It features entertaining hibachi chefs who captivate guests with eye-catching fire shows while preparing a succulent array of freshly cut beef, chicken, seafood and vegetables plus cocktails and appetizers..Another place that has a good rating is the Pocono Brewing Company in the same town...Enjoy their homestyle foods, slow-cooked meals, fresh vegetables and delectable desserts from their menu full of choices you're sure to love..You will be greeted with friendly and prompt service and the best comfort foods and unique dishes in their region...This is just some other thoughts of something you might like to see and take in an enjoyable meal before or after browsing through the pottery shop...Have a wonderful Saturday...Thank you again every birdie who pecks a vote for me to be BOTM..Many wing hugs...CYDNEY :o)

Come visit me, QUEEN CYDNEY "THANKS FOR MAKING ME BOTM" NEXT 10K, Sam ", Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy " & Princess "Loves Tweety".

08/29/2015 05:23.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's very stormy here and the light are flickering so I have to make this fast!
Mom was gone for over 3 hours this morning taking Ian to work, picking up dad and taking Jennifer to her dad's house. The power is out in Lacey where Jennifer's dad lives. It took forever just to drive the few miles from the freeway to his house and back again! A big tree came down in the driveway of the market by his house and unfortunately there was a car there at the time. The teenage boy in the car was not hurt but the car is not looking good at this point!
We really need the rain but we really didn't need all this wind! It's going to be horrible for the people on the other side of the mountain who are fighting all those fires!
Enjoy the day and I hope it's just spectacular!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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08/29/2015 01:45.31 PM Report This Comment  
  HI CAPTAIN & SKIPPER!!!!
Pecked a V4U...Yeah we make our millet disappear also..Today my campaign blog will be a short one...Maybe you would just like to take a day and browse through some different shops here in the Poconos such as Country Kettle Candy & Gift Shop it is one of the largest shopping attractions in the Poconos...Located in East Stroudsburg, Pa on Milford Road..It has candy in rows and rows of barrels and you can purchase by the pound...Also many other types of candy not in barrels...They have a beautiful collection of very nice Jewelry...Many different candles..Figurines, Handbags and much much more...Down the road in the same area they have The Christmas Factory, Marshalls Creek, Pa..It is one of the largest, most complete Christmas Stores in the U.S.A...Carries Trollbeads, Chamilia, Old World, Snowbabies, Jim Shore, PipKa & More, Personalization on 1,000's of ornaments also largest selection of Brand-Name Beads in the Poconos and endless amount of ornaments of any and all types that you can think of...If you get tired of browsing in the stores you can stay in the sames area and be a little daring and go for a skydive at Sky's the Limit Skydiving Center..It has state of the art training,Jump the same day and get a video of you jump..Better yet if not in for skydiving you can go up the road a bit further to S&S Speedways a indoor Go-Karts in the Poconos and see how are are in driving them around their track...If your visit happens to be on a Saturday or Sunday you can also spend some time at the Pocono Bazaar Flea Market which features 100,000 square feet of outdoor and heated indoor shopping...Open year round every Saturday and Sunday with free parking....Hope you will find some of these places interesting...Have a great Thursday....Thank you every birdie who pecks me a vote everyday....I appreciate it...Many wing hugs...CYDNEY :o)

Come visit me, QUEEN CYDNEY "THANKS FOR MAKING ME BOTM" NEXT 10K, Sam ", Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy " & Princess "Loves Tweety".

08/27/2015 05:06.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's still very pretty here and only in the 80's. Rain is suppose to come back for the weekend and we sure could use it! We are not use to being so dry for so long. Everything is yellow and I want it to be green again!
We are getting laundry done today. Mom has to work tonight but she'll have Friday night off. She is going to the library later to get me more story books and she will see what movies they have in. Friday movie night is my favorite! Even if the movie isn't good I'll still have popcorn!
Enjoy the day and I hope you get to do lots of fun things!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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08/27/2015 12:05.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello
My name is Chipper. I saw you on Cydney's page and came by to say hello. It is so nice to meet you. I like the pictures in your gallery. You are a beautiful bird. Please stop by and visit me anytime. Have a good day! Leaving you a vote.

Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

08/27/2015 09:47.34 AM Report This Comment  
  HI CAPTAIN & SKIPPER!!!!
Pecked a V4U...Today my campaign blog will be on Malibu Dude Ranch...Malibu Dude Ranch is located in the scenic Pocono Mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania in beautiful Pike County just a short 3 mile drive from Milford, Pa...The 800 acre ranch offers something for all ages.Come and enjoy an old West Cowboy style vacation and plenty of horseback rides with our wranglers on scenic mountain trails in a mature forest...Our all-exclusive packages allows you to park your vehicle and begin to enjoy all of the amenities and meals throughout the day..Malibu Ranch is an ideal vacation for family, reunions, anniversaries, etc....The luxury rustic main lodge features western decor with guest rooms on the second level.The main floor houses, the pioneer dining room, indoor heated swimming pool, game room, western outfitters shop,and Malibu Saloon with nightly entertainment.It also features 20 private cabins amo9ngst the majestic oak trees, a boat house on the lake and chalet style rooms near the main lodge.History buffs might have interest in seeing & photographing a two-story stone structure built in the 1700's overlooking the lake during a period of Native American Conflict.Altogether the ranch can accommodate up to 200 guests..Things of interest to do while you are there would be horse back riding, archery, hay rides, skeet shooting, mini golf, fishing, bonfires, row boats to go out on the lake, pony rides for kids, on site mechanical bull and of course guest participating rodeo...They have a Rodeo with bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback riding, barrel racing, roping and steer wrestling rough riders compete each Saturday night from end of June through Labor Day weekend.Complete with rodeo clown antics & captivating intermission performances guaranteed family fun...Hope you are enjoying the blogs of many things to do while in the Pocono Mountains of Pa....Have a nice Wednesday...Thank every birdie who votes for me everyday..Appreciate each and every one...Many wing hugs...CYDNEY :o)

Come visit me, QUEEN CYDNEY "THANKS FOR MAKING ME BOTM" NEXT 10K, Sam ", Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy " & Princess "Loves Tweety".

08/26/2015 03:44.57 PM Report This Comment  
  HI CAPTAIN & SKIPPER!!!!
Pecked a V4U...Today my campaign blog will about the Houdini Museum..The Houdini Museum was established in 1988 at Scranton, Pa. It is in a turn-of-the-20thcentury building that has been entirely renovated.Houdini performed in Scranton and did several special challenges there. His brother, Hardeen, also appeared in Scranton and in its sister city, Wilkes Barre. Documents & letters attesting to this are on display at the museum & on its website. Houdini, performed at the Poll Theater for S.Z.Poll in Scranton, that was part of the Keith-Albee-Orpheum Circut at the time. This would become the RKO Movies Circut. The Houdini Tour, Show & Museum attraction is one of Scranton's most popular things to do and is highly rated. Stories about the Museum and its performers have been featured in recent years on television shows throughout the world. The live show at the Museum includes two of the best, nationally known magicians, Dorothy Dietrich & John Bravo(aka Ray Carter & Dick Brooks). The Houdini Museum covers Houdini's career and facts about Houdini. The Houdini Museum has national & international significance, especially since the tragic fire of an exhibit in Niagara Falls in May 1995. A part of the exhibit was on display for 13 years at the Magic Towne House in New York City. The Houdini Museum features memorabilia, artifacts, mannequins and films of the master magician. The Houdini Tour also includes a magic show as part of the tour...This is another point of interest to see while visiting the Pocono Region..Thank you every birdie who continue to vote for me everyday..I appreciate it very much...Have a great Tuesday....Many wing hugs to you...CYDNEY :o)

Come visit me, QUEEN CYDNEY "THANKS FOR MAKING ME BOTM" NEXT 10K, Sam ", Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy " & Princess "Loves Tweety".

08/25/2015 05:21.31 PM Report This Comment  
  HI CAPTAIN & SKIPPER!!!!
Pecked a V4U...Those poor critters ...Definitely need prayers...Today I will be talking about the Pocono Snake & Animal Farm, Marshalls Creek....Jack Lowris founder of the long-time Pocono attraction, was a police officer in New Jersey who was fascinated with snakes..He decided to open a rattlesnake building & Lowris made his dream come true in 1969 when he built a world of snakes, monkeys, birds and other exotic animals in Marshalls Creek..With more than 100 reptiles & animals to care for the workers at Pocono Snakes & Animal farm keep a tight schedule.. The workers have a strict routine every morning they cut up fresh fruits to feed the animals and fill bottles to feed the pigs & goats..They also make sure that each animal is clean & place ready to go for lots of tourists...Walking into the farm is like walking into a jungle with animals that many have seen on television..The farm houses guinea pigs, rabbits, snakes, alligators, monkeys, a bear, wolf, turtles, a leopard, deer, goats, a mountain lion, a bobcat & more..All of the animals here at the farm are donations from the state, individuals and rescues..None of the animals are wild...At the front door desk patrons can purchase food to feed the alligators, monkeys & other animals..The goats can also be fed with a baby bottle filled with milk..Many of the animals are celebrities or known for their unique personalities & amazing stories...Shelly the 150 lb. turtle is a century old..She once appeared on the "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson"...Another amazing story Hemingway a male alligator was found in a New York City apartment & rescued by Animal Planet's own "Animal Cops" before being donated to Pocono Snake & Animal Farm...This is not a big building where they are housed but whenever passing it the parking lot is always crowded..Some people do find this a place of interest while visiting in the Poconos....Hope you all are having a nice Monday...Thank every birdie who does vote for me during my campaign to be BOTM...Many wing hugs....CYDNEY :o)

Come visit me, QUEEN CYDNEY "THANKS FOR MAKING ME BOTM" NEXT 10K, Sam ", Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy " & Princess "Loves Tweety".

08/24/2015 04:29.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope your day is going great! No more red around the sun today. The wind is blowing in from the coast and it cleared the air out! Wish they could figure out a way to help the people on the East side of the state! If they get wind to clear out the air, it's going to fan the fires and make it worse. They are talking about just letting the fires burn out and that could take a few months! They lost 2 fruit processing plants over there and are trying to figure out how to get the apples to market. I suppose it means my apples will cost more but there is no way around that. Maybe they can find some plants in Idaho since it's not very far away from there. Guess all the people at the plants in Eastern Washington won't have jobs now. It's going to take a very long time to rebuild them. This whole situation is just so sad and losing 3 firefighters makes even sadder.
I took 2 showers yesterday and am very fluffy today! Mom is praying the moulting is done! She is starting to get nervous that I will turn into a naked bird!hahahahahaha I don't have a bare spot on me but mom has to worry anyway. She just a mom and that's what they do!!
Did your caterpillars transform yet?? That certainly would be a wonderful thing to see. I like to look at pictures like that because it always reminds me of how awesome nature is!
Enjoy the day and I hope it's just perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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08/24/2015 02:22.34 PM Report This Comment  
  HI CAPTAIN & SKIPPER!!!!
Pecked a V4U..Today my campaign blog will be about Knoebels Amusement Park & Resort...It is owned & operated by the Knoebel family which include amusement park, picnic grove & campground in Elysburg, Pa..It is included as being in the Pocono region...It is America's largest free-admission park for 89 yrs. of operation.The park offers free parking and free entertainment.Visitors are able to ride the parks attractions by purchasing either pay-one-price all/day unlimited-access wristbands(not usually available on weekends)limited-except near the beginning & end of each season.Limited-access hand stamps or books of tickets with hand stamp costs varying depending on the height of the rider. Knoebels has several hand stamp options Sundown Plan - Bargain nights when the park offers discounts on regular ride passes. Knoebels all day passes do not include Haunted Mansion & The Crystal Pool - they are additional fees.Scenic Skyway, Black Diamond & Flying Turns are now included in pay-one price plans..They have 6 different Roller Coasters, 2 Carousels, a grand carousel and a small carousel, 2 Trains One coal fueled and one gasoline powered..They have a 110 ft. Ferris Wheel, 55 ft.high Log Flume, 50 ft.high Chute-theChutes, Stratos Fear 148-ft.drop tower(Tallest ride at Knoebeld), Crazy Sub a submarine-styled ride, Sky Slide winds around the outside of a Rocket Ship, Haunted Mansion a 3 minute dark ride, Himalaya-Style Ride completely enclosed in the dark, Scenic Skyride 14 minute ski lift ride, 1001 Nachts(night)ride called Aladdin Carpet, and so many more rides...Restaurants & food throughout the park with sit-down & counter service..The park also features novelty items like the pickle on a stick, caramel apple chips & cheese on a stick...They also have Knoebels Three Ponds Golf Course located 1/4 mile from the park & campground..It is a Par 71 eighteen hole golf course & offers numerous challenges such as water & various risk-reward approach shots...Hope you are having a great Sunday....Thank you every birdie for all of your votes..Many birdie hugs to you....CYDNEY :o)

Come visit me, QUEEN CYDNEY "THANKS FOR MAKING ME BOTM" NEXT 10K, Sam ", Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy " & Princess "Loves Tweety".

08/23/2015 06:15.08 PM Report This Comment  
  HI CAPTAIN & SKIPPER!!!!
Pecked a V4U...The squirrels are crazy this year..Thanks for info for publishing a book...My campaign blog will be much shorter today then usual....Today I will take you to Sciota, Pa..This is another area in the Poconos.....We will be talking about Eddies Toy & NASCAR Museum...This is a privately owned Museum. It features anything NASCAR, from cars, figurines, food products then there are the toys from every era.The museum also has all kinds of Coca Cola items. You walk through and you remember your childhood or something your Grandparents may have had...There is a wonderful gift shop downstairs...Something for everyone...What is sold are duplicates of what is in the museum, antiques, NASCAR items..Ed Stanat is the owner..He is such a wonderful man and a great storyteller...He takes you through his museum and tells you about each item, how he acquired something or how he fell in love with this particular item....Ed is now focused exclusively on his toys over 20,000 collected over 40 years....Although his museum does still feature an elaborate toy and collectible tribute to Dale Earnhardt Sr....For tomorrow I will check and see what else that you might like would be in that same area also..Hope you all are having a nice Saturday...Thank you every birdie for stopping by with your vote for me to be BOTM..I certainly appreciate everyone..Many hugs to you...CYDNEY :o)

Come visit me, QUEEN CYDNEY "THANKS FOR MAKING ME BOTM" NEXT 10K, Sam ", Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy " & Princess "Loves Tweety".

08/22/2015 01:24.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you guys are enjoying the day! We had a red ring around the sun this morning. Everyone was talking about it and trying to figure out what caused it when mom reminded them that there are huge fires over the mountain. It was pretty but it is so sad to think about what those people are going through!
Lots of Christmas lights and outdoor Christmas decor showed up last night! Yep! We are all ready for Christmas, right? I am thinking of making my own holiday to celebrate Parrots! I haven't figured out all the details yet but I know I'm going to have lots of food involved with it! I think gifts for the parrots is a good idea too!!
When mom was little Christmas wasn't drawn out for months. Her mom didn't even put the tree up until the week of Christmas. I suppose everyone loves it so much and just wants it to last a while. I can understand that!
Sure wish I had a caterpillar to watch! I read a note from the Iowa Parrot rescue about a few they have that they are watching. I guess I just don't live in the right spot!
Mom and I hope your mom has fun swimming and a lovely day on the boat. Summer seems to be slipping away and we hope she and your dad get to spend lots more time on the boat before it has to be put away for the winter!
You, Bo and Sailor enjoy your day!
love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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08/22/2015 12:27.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you are having a perfect kind of day! I just finished some apple, cinnamon, pecan oatmeal! I must say I think this is my favorite so far! I like all the oatmeal that mom makes but the pecans were a surprise!
The rain storm we had yesterday did not help with the fire on the other side of the mountain. I guess it made it worse since it caused more wind. I feel so bad for all those people.
Mom went back to work last night and of course there was tons of work waiting for her. There is a back up person but she is in the garden and they don't want her to do anything but the garden. Kind of makes it useless to have a back up if they are not going to be able to do the work! Mom will catch up eventually.
Believe it or not, they already have the Christmas jammies out for the little ones. Mom says the baby that can wear it has not even been born yet! Talk about planning ahead! The Halloween ones are out too and all the Autumn decor. That stuff is nice to look at but I don't think anyone is ready to think about Christmas yet.
Oh that water temp is way too high! It got just 6 degrees hotter in the Columbia River this summer and it started killing the salmon! They stopped salmon fishing 3 months early and are releasing cold water into the river trying to give the other salmons a fighting chance! Don't know if it is working or not!
I have done so much molting this summer that mom thought I was going to end up a naked bird! I haven't but it sure is not very comfortable when they start growing back in!
Enjoy the day!! Leaving a vote and a big hug! Give Bo a hug from me too!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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08/21/2015 11:54.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope your day is going great! I've been out sitting with mom all morning and I'm having a wonderful time. I chewed on her shoelace, preened a bit. Chewed on her jeans, preened a bit. I am in a chewing, preening kind of mood today! This molt I am going through is horrendous! Mom is wondering how wild Amazons fly when they lose 4 tail feathers while molting! I can't fly so how should I know??
My play cage was all nice and clean when I came out this morning. Mom said there were so many fuzzy feathers everywhere that it took forever! When she finally finished up the cage, Merlin went over and threw up right in front of it! Hairballs!! Guess he didn't want to feel left out with all the cleaning going on!
There was suppose to be no rain this week but mom went to the car wash so of course it rained this morning! I just hope it continues on over the mountains and rains over there. There are so many fires there and they could really use some rain!
I hope you have a very fun day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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08/20/2015 11:12.54 AM Report This Comment  
  HI CAPTAIN & SKIPPER!!!!
Pecked a V4U....Today I will come to a conclusion of the tour of Jim Thorpe...Although there is a lot more going on there I will move on to another place of interest here in the Poconos...Hope you all are enjoying the campaign blogs....Another place you might like to visit while being in Jim Thorpe is Mauch Chunk Museum...Mauch Chunk Museum & Cultural Center is new..However some exhibits might not be completely finished...But, however there is plenty to enjoy and learn right now as Mauch Chunk presents the fascinating history of industry in America and particularly in Pa. Anthracite Region. The mining town of Mauch Chunk, now known as Jim Thorpe, is the repository for the body of the great Native American Olympian. As well as the broad coverage the museum gives to Local history. It features an exhibit on Jim Thorpe and his life, including a collection of rare photographs.Mauch Chunk is housed in the former St. Paul's Methodist Church, a beautiful red brick building constructed in 1843 a magnificent example of Victorian Ecclesiastical Architecture, the building features a high ornate ceiling.Exhibits span the ages, focusing on: 1. The Prehistory of coal 2. Lenape Indians 3. Industrial Mauch Chunk including mining 4. Canal Lock(a working model) 5. Railroads 6. Switchback Gravity Railroad(working model) 7. Local Industries 8. The Golden Age 9. The history & restoration of St. Paul's Church and much more..All told, visitors will experience history in a most enjoyable way...Jim Thorpe is the place to go if you like to shop.They have stores with just about everything you such as Antique shops, clothing, furniture, books, art, etc..Interesting in having something to eat there is a little bit of everything Italian, Chinese, Tex Mex, and American Cuisine all options.Outdoor Adventure with Kayaking, or Whitewater Rafting. Hike Glen Onoko Falls.The gorge offers some of the best Mountain Biking in the country(recently rated #3 in the country by a prominent outdoor magazine.)You can camp at Mauch Chunk Lake Park and Hickory Run State Park is about 20 minutes away as well. For the less ambitious take a train ride around the gorge it is breathtaking....Take in some history, learn about the town of Mauch Chunk(Jim Thorpe). Visit the stone churches such as St. Mark's Episcopal Church and its history. Go to the Cultural Center, tour the jail And the mansions(Harry Packer & Asa Packer). Check out a concert at the opera house..Learn how old Mauch Chunk was named after the "greatest athlete on earth."..Enjoy all the Jim Thorpe has to offer...Again I would like to thank every birdie who continues to peck a vote for me on this campaign to be BOTM...Have a great Wednesday....Many birdie wing hugs....CYDNEY :o)

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08/19/2015 04:47.14 PM Report This Comment  
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I hope you are having a lovely day! It's been nice here so far. It's moms last day of vacation. Bummer! She has to go back tomorrow night and I am not happy about that. She tells me we will have plenty of time to spend together so not to worry.
Oh I love the pictures!! The duck is so cute and you are so very handsome!! Thank your mom for putting them up!
We are still working on the Linen closet. There is lots of stuff in there! We have been able to get rid of a bunch of stuff so far and it's looking good!
We read that we are suppose to have 3 big snow storms between December and February this winter. It was in the Farmer's almanac. They were pretty right on with the summer prediction so we tend to believe them. Not looking forward to that. At least when you know ahead of time you can prepare.
I hope you have a wonderful day! Leaving a vote and a big hug just for you!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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08/19/2015 04:39.32 PM Report This Comment  
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I hope you enjoyed your day! I think Bo is one smart bunny to sit in front of the fan! Merlin does that too. I think cats are pretty weird but I think he is pretty smart to find a fan!
It has not been so warm here so I have been enjoying sun without heat. I hope it stays this way for a while.
That squirrel sounds like a pretty smart guy. I'm sure he thinks your dad cut the branches just for him. We use to have a squirrel who hung around and would run from tree to tree like we couldn't see him. Mom called him commando squirrel! Miss seeing him! We don't get squirrels around here but lots of birds so I do have some nature to check out!
We sorted out the stuff in the linen closet today and it was interesting. Mom tried to clean the stove also but I kept calling for her to come sit with me. It took a very long time but she finally got it done!!
I hope you all enjoy the evening. Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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08/18/2015 06:41.51 PM Report This Comment  
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Pecked a V4U...That paintball skirmish looks like a lot of fun....Hope every birdie is having a great Tuesday..Today (Part 2) I will be talking about some more things of interest to do while visiting Jim Thorpe, Pa. here in the Pocono's...In fact, there are quite many things so there will be a (Part 3)...How would you like to take a sightseeing tour on Jim Thorpe Sidecars....Treat yourself to an exhilarating vintage BMW Motorcycle Sidecar Tour around their beautiful historic town and its surrounding splendor...Enjoy a sightseeing experience you won't find anywhere else in the Poconos...Choose from an hour and a half to a four hour excursion...Take in the incredible sights and sounds each season offers...Experienced antique motorcycle enthusiast, Barbara Timberz, will pick you up at your location and take you on an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime..."Your Chariot Awaits"...You will need to make reservations...

Take a tour of the Old Jail Museum...Wonder the old jail's cold hallways, past Cell 17 with its mysterious hand print on the wall, under the gallows on which seven of the accused Molly Maguires were put to death and down into the eerie dungeon....And don't forget to check out their new book "Ghost's of the Molly Maguires", a collection of visitors first hand accounts of strange happenings in the old jail......

Take a ride on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway...The Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway primarily uses passengers coaches that were built as early as 1917...Most trains are diesel operated, but the railroad does use steam locomotive No.425 on occasion..Regular season trains operate from the historic downtown Jim Thorpe Station.. May through December into the beautiful Lehigh Gorge State Park. Trains leave downtown Jim Thorpe to White Haven, Pa.to disembark bicyclists on the 25 mile river trail for the return to Jim Thorpe. People can take their own bike, rent on through Pocono BiKing, or take the Bike Train round-trip back to Jim Thorpe. The railroad also operates the very popular Fall Foliage Specials from Port Clinton, Pa to Jim Thorpe and return in the month of October...Hometown High Bridge Trains operate in October from Jim Thorpe Station to the 168 foot tall Hometown High Bridge Trestle... The Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway also offers other special train excursions throughout the year..You should call or visit their website for official schedules....

This is a few more things of interest to do and tomorrow I will finish up on the rest..Hope you are enjoying these campaign blogs on things to do in the Pocono's...I appreciate every birdie who comes by and pecks a vote for me daily....Thank you very much...Many birdie wing hugs....CYDNEY :o)

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08/18/2015 03:32.15 PM Report This Comment  
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I hope you had the most wonderful day ever! It was nice here. We are still having sunshine but it's not really hot.
We spent the day cleaning. It took forever to clean the mini blinds but at least that does not have to be done too many times a year! We washed the drapes and cleaned the fireplace too. The living room looks good now and tomorrow we will pick another room to do.
Dad come home this afternoon. He has to take that 34 hour break so he'll be here until Wednesday. He's already gone to sleep since he was up all night. He did make sure to give me a goldfish before he went to sleep! Do I have him well trained or what? hehehehehehe
Tonight mom and I are going to watch Star Trek Into Darkness. I like that movie and we think Zachary Quinto is fabulous! He has done Leonard Nimoy proud!
Enjoy your evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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08/17/2015 07:56.02 PM Report This Comment  
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Pecked a V4U...First I would like to thank every birdie who pecks me a vote daily to help me be BOTM..Part (1)..... I am going to talk about the town of Jim Thorpe, Pa and some of the activities that you can do while visiting in that area...Today the subject is about Skirmish Paintball..Of course, I know it will be more interesting to the men and the boys and some women and girls do join in the fun....Several hundred acres of densely wooded award winning Pocono Mountain fields await you at Skirmish USA located in the Pocono Mountains of Jim Thorpe, Pa.Their paintball game fields are a unique & beautiful natural environment. A great place to spend a day playing your favorite adventure sport!..Thick fields, large trees, Castles, Rhododendron, Swamps, Brooks, Forts & Villages are all located in the Jim Thorpe, Pa. area.....Whatever size your group is--you will have a blast at Skirmish USA Paintball....The Skirmish judging staff is well-trained & very experienced in the game of paintball. We handle what ever size groups of paintball players in a friendly & efficient manner..The full-service Skirmish Paintball Pro-Shop is always stocked with the best in new paintball guns, equipment, clothing & accessories..You will find top of the line paintball gear from the best manufacturers in the game..If it is hot in the world of paintball then Skirmish Paintball USA in the Poconos has it In addition to our great playing fields & top of the line rental equipment we offer a complete facility with hot showers, changing rooms, Cafe, Picnic Pavilion and Gift Shop..Free Hot Dog BBQ after play..You need to call in advance for prices and to make sure there is room for you and your party to play..Some days they have private parties and are closed to the public....I realize not everybody is interested in this adventure sport but it is one of the things to do for a day while visiting that area....Hope you are having a nice Monday....I will be back tomorrow with some other things to do and see while being in the Jim Thorpe area of the Pocono Mountains....Many birdie wing hugs...CYDNEY :o)

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08/17/2015 04:37.33 PM Report This Comment  
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I hope you all enjoyed your Sunday. It was quiet around here. Mom had some stuff to get done and I just hung out and played for a while. Then I wanted to sit with mom so we did that for a few hours. It was fun!
We are having a short vacation for the next 4 days so I suppose I will be doing lots of supervising. Dad will be home tomorrow. He has to deliver in Seattle and then take a 34 hour break. There are very strict rules about how many hours he can drive and how much of a break he has to take. There is a computer in the truck that tells him exactly how many hours he has left to drive in a day! The truck will actually shut off if he goes over! Such amazing technology!!!
Dixie let me know that the little sparrow that his mom and dad saved did not make it. She passes away after 2 days. It's very sad but at least they tried to save her.
I would love to see the picture that your mom sent to CBS. We went over there but couldn't find anything from the weather watchers. Perhaps we need to sign up to get to see them!
Have a great night!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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08/16/2015 07:50.48 PM Report This Comment  
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Pecked a V4U....Glad to hear that you are enjoying the blogs....Again I want to thank every birdie who come by and peck a vote and help me become BOTM....Have a great Sunday...My campaign blog today will be about yet another place to visit when you are in the Poconos....Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm....Quiet Valley Farm is a historic working farm that is operated as an open-air museum...The farm encompasses 100 acres of pasture, woods & fields that is located within Stroudsburg, Pa. The farm consists of a farm house, a spring house, cabin, a school house, a barn, a frame was house, fruit drying house, smoke house, ice house, storage shed & wagon shed.Not only does it provide shelter for farm animals but, it also grows a wide variety of traditional crops.This beautiful farm is a step back into Colonial Times when life was simple & self-sufficiency was more important than it is today. Quiet Valley's 14 buildings are interpreted by costumed "family" guides who share the daily routines of a thrifty & industrious Pennsylvania Dutch Family & its descendants who lived at this location from 1765 to 1913. Guided tours & demonstrations take place on a continuous basis. The mail building has a large cellar-kitchen with an earthen floor & a huge fireplace.Here visitors cam see cooking demonstrations & learn about the life of Colonial Women.The bedroom includes a tester bed(a tester is a canopy) trundle bed & a cradle.A small parlor was added just beyond this this room during the 1890's and a "modern" kitchen with iron range & dry sink can be seen in this building as well. A "farmer" guide can be seen using farm equipment of many decades ago in the big barn and spinning & weaving demonstrations take place in the "granddaddy house." Throughout the complex, the following activities can be seen on a daily basis: spinning, weaving of flax or wool, meat smoking, drying of fruits & vegetables, gardening, cooking or baking, tending of animals and Colonial handcrafts. The farm features a full range of barnyard animals, work horse, cow, pigs, sheep, chickens, ducks, cats, dogs and others and kids can touch them..Children can also enjoy a "hay Jump". Opened on selected days in Spring and Fall & on a regular schedule from late June through Labor Day, Tues - Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm. Closed Mondays except Labor Day.Admission : Adults $10, Seniors(62+) $9, Children(3-12) $5 & Children under 3 free. Also Picnic areas are available......This is another place of interest that many visit while in the Pocono area..Hope you all are enjoying the blogs...Many birdie wing hugs...CYDNEY

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08/16/2015 07:02.04 PM Report This Comment  
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Pecked a V4U..Glad you are enjoying the blogs..Wow!! really hot here today and the week coming looks like near 90 or more everyday....Thanks to every birdie that has come by my page and pecked a V4M to help my campaign to be BOTM...Every vote is appreciated very much...Sure hope you are enjoying the campaign blogs and are finding some of interest..I am just trying to point out some things to do if you come to the Poconos on vacation or day trips...Have a great Saturday...Today I am doing part 2 of Bushkill Falls..As I have told you there is a Park fee...Also some of these things that they have to do before walking the trails also have a fee...There is a Wildlife Museum which exhibits 1.Pa. Wildlife 2. Native American 3. Story of Bushkill Falls....They have an 18 hole miniature gold course and that fee is $5 per person (includes souvenir golf ball)...They have Paddle Boat Rides $4 per person, (life jackets are required & provided)...Consider taking a run ride around the Twin Lakes in a two-person paddle boat.As you pedal forward in your paddle boat the back of your legs will get splashed by the cool water of the lake..Pretty appealing during the hot summer months. Don't want to get splashed? Feel free to pedal backwards. Either way our paddle boats are fun for all....Fishing $5 per person - No Pa.fishing license required..Bushkill Falls Mining Co. Maze 1st.Maze Run is $7 Reruns are $2...This is a fun competitive activity that lends more than just finding your way through the maze to the exit. This is a great way for everyone to sharpen their navigation skills while competing for the fastest times.There is a Mining for Gemstones but must purchase a small or large bag of mining rough. Sift contents of bag in the sluice..Also have a Children's Playground...Shopping/Gift Shops - All stores are located near entrance of the trails. Also have Picnic Area & Pavilion plus picnic tables & grills through out Bushkill Falls Park....Trails to take: 1.Green-takes about 15 min. view Main Falls to walk ..No Climbing..However there are steps 2. Yellow-takes about 45 min. to walk..View Main, Lower Gorge Falls, Laurel Glen Falls & Upper Canyon 3.Blue-takes 1 hr.& 15 min...View Pennell Falls...4.Red-this trail is for the avid hiker.In that it spans almost 2 miles includes all 8 falls and takes over 2 hrs.to hike..Tomorrow I will be talking about another place of interest to many people who visit here....Thank you all again..Many birdie wing hugs...CYDNEY :o)

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08/15/2015 05:10.18 PM Report This Comment  
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Pecked a V4U...First I would like to thank every birdie who has come by my page with their vote for me to be BOTM...Today I will take you to another beautiful Falls here in the Poconos....History of Bushkill Falls(part 1)....Bushkill Falls is nicknamed "Niagara Falls of Pa." and is among the Keystones State's most famous attractions.Bushkill Falls is a series of 8 privately owned waterfalls, the tallest of which cascades over 100 ft.Located in Northeast Pa.'s, Pocono Mountains. Beginning at the head waters of Little Bushkill Creek.The water descends the mountain toward the Delaware River,forming Bushkill Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Bridesmaid Falls, Laurel Falls, Pennell Falls and three additional unnamed Falls.As the water begin their descent toward the Delaware River below, they move faster toward Bushkill Falls, rushing over Pennell falls, then between rocky walls through the upper Canyon and Laurel Glen.Suddenly the stream drops over the edge of a 100 foot cliff, the majestic Main Falls. From the deep pool at the bottom, banked by ferns, mosses and wild flowers, the creek now drops another 70 ft.through a long and spectacular gorge strewn with a gigantic boulder. Trail and bridges lace the area, affording splendid views.Nature hikers can take a 2.5 mile of hiking trails and are enthusiastic about the walk to the Bridal Veil Falls.Here you will follow a nice trail by the pond run stream.The stream soon flows into the Little Bushkill where the mountain path leads deep into the forest. Spring-fed waters tumble down the mountain side in a series of three lovely falls, so misty in their appearance they are named for brides in love.Charles E. Peters first opened Bushkill Falls to the public in 1904 with a single path and a swinging bridge over head of the Main Falls. Bushkill Falls is still owned by the Peter's family.There is an admission fee for the park per day of $12.50 for Adults, $11.50 for Seniors and $7 for children ages 4-10 yrs. Tomorrow I will give you the other activities they have there which is about 8 and also will tell you about all the trails you can walk and how long it takes approximately for each...Plus there will be some pictures posted in my gallery to look at...Have a great Friday...I do hope this will be another place of interest to you..Many birdie wing hugs....CYDNEY :o)

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08/14/2015 04:06.32 PM Report This Comment  
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Pecked a V4U...First I would like to thank everyone who continuously pecks a vote for me..Certainly appreciate each and every one..Have a great Thursday...Now I will do part 2 of my campaign blog...It is about the Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary that is a big part of the Dorflinger Glass Museum..Since 1980 the nearly 600 acre grounds of the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary have preserved the natural beauty & wildlife of Northeastern, Pa. The Sanctuary is dedicated to the preservation of woodlands & open spaces and so much more. It is home to the Dorflinger Glass Museum that is dedicated to preserving the magnificent glass in White Mills from 1852 to 1921 with over 900 pieces of cut engraved, etched, glided & enameled crystal the museum proudly displays the nations largest collection of Dorflinger Glass...During the summer months the tranquil sanctuary gives life to the Wildflower Music Festival.This annual outdoor Music Festival brings the finest musicians to the area performing classical, jazz, folk, bluegrass and chamber repertoires. There is no better place to be on a Saturday evening than under the majestic pines, listening to quality music while enjoying a picinic supper & a glass of wine. Although the property of the Sanctuary extends nearly 600 acres, the preservation efforts of the organization move past the boundaries into the village of White Mills. Those efforts began with restoring one of the original seven houses built by Christian Dorflinger as homes of the workers he brought from France. It now serves as a reminder of a worker's life in 1867. Finally, back to this quietly beautiful place called a sanctuary. Miles of well-maintained walking trails clear the mind & refresh the soul. During the winter months, there is a special solitude in the swish of cross-country skis breaking through the snow. It all fosters the belief that enduring valves are part of a worthwhile way of life that should be preserved for & shared with future generations...Tomorrow I will be talking about yet another place of interest that is visited by many here in the Poconos...Hope you will find this campaign blog of some interest..Many birdie wing hugs....CYDNEY :o)

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08/13/2015 09:18.44 PM Report This Comment  
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I hope you had a great day. It was nice here. We started out the day with lightening and thunder booms. It as very pretty but very loud. The sun cam out later and it was a nice day.
I supervised lots of chores today. I was rather boring but mom did take time out to play with me and put Rio on for me to watch! I just love that movie and I had popcorn too!
I heard from Dixie today and the little sparrow his mom and dad rescued is doing okay! It's eating up a storm but really wants out of the cage. I hope it won't be too long before they can set him free.
Enjoy your evening and I hope it's just perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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08/12/2015 08:20.23 PM Report This Comment  
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I hope you had a wonderful day. I am so sorry to hear about that poor little sparrow. That cat owner is very irresponsible to let him roam. Mom is a firm believer that you do not domesticate an animal and then throw it out to fend for itself. Cats are very good hunter and will kill whatever they can get their paws on. We never let Merlin out. He is micro-chipped so we can find him if he does get out. We are very careful. When we first got him he wanted out all the time since he had lived outside for a while but mom is firm about it!
Dixie's mom and dad found a sparrow in their yard last night. It made it through the night so that is good. They have him in a cage in the house and Dixie's mom is going to try to fix it's leg. I'm praying the little thing makes it. We birds get stressed out so much and that can be very bad for us.
Dad went back on the road yesterday. He is going to Denver. He had fun being home but it was time to get back to work.
I hope you all enjoy your evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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08/11/2015 07:25.53 PM Report This Comment  
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Pecked a V4U..We are having showers on & off some heavy downpours others just light and a little thunder...Tell Mom & Dad "Happy Anniversary" from the Dingmans Ferry Flock plus our parronts...Thanks again everyone who comes by daily with their vote for me to be BOTM..They are all greatly appreciated..Hope you all are having a nice Tuesday...Today I will be talking about another nice place to visit for some while they are here in the Poconos..It is the Cherry Valley Vineyards Winery..In 1912 an Italian Man came to the U.S. in search of the America Dream..After meeting his wife Mary and moving to the Pocono's he started Sorrenti's Cherry Valley Vineyards in 1981.Among one of the first to attempt growing grapes in a climate where others deemed it impossible and making wines of fruit and the local local Vitis Lambrisca grapes.Sorrenti set the bar for future wine makers & wineries in the area.Since then his son Nicolas has studied both at the vineyard and at US Davis in California perfecting his skills as winemaker.He has refined the taste and elegance of the wines at Cherry Valley Vineyards and has won over one hundred awards as results.The wine available in Pa.may sound unfamiliar at first. Names like Marachel Foch, Boco Noir, Leon Millot and Chambourin are used to identify the types of grapes we grow in Pa.The winery is known for its variety of wine and they offer a range of flavors to suit palate. They make known varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet and Pinot Grigio as well as a variety of fruit wines and Carbonated Spumantes for those who like it sweet.Some go to the vineyards to enjoy a sampling of their fine wines. They offer tasting 7 days a week and their staff will be happy to serve you.Aside from wine tasting & tours they plan events for their visitors to attend, like their annual Grape Stomp& Harvest Party.Every Sunday from May-Sept. is Sangria Sunday, with fresh made Sangria, free live music and light fare..In 2010 Mary & Dominic Sorrenti sold 187 acres of land to the Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge.His was the first parcel in the reserve and the land has been proclaimed to host hundreds of unique species of wildlife and is home to the Bog Turtle.The entrance to the park, is located alongside of the winery. Their guests are invited to partake in exploring the reserve & learning about the significance, diversity & importance of the Wildlife Refuge...This Cherry Hill Vineyards Winery & Wildlife Refuge is located in beautiful Cherry Valley, with some of the most breath taking grounds in the area...Tomorrow I will take you to yet another place here in the Pocono's that is of much interest to many people that come here for the visit...Many birdie wing hugs....CYDNEY :o)

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08/11/2015 01:13.37 PM Report This Comment  
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Pecked a V4U...Sounds like a lot of work raising those caterpillars...Yes, there is some rain coming here and heavy at times with some wind...Tie that boat down..Thank you everyone who has been voting for me daily...My campaign blog will be another place here in the Poconos that is interesting to visit when you are in the area...Today the place is the "The Pocono Indian Museum"...First it will be about the history of it..The main building that houses the museum was originally built in 1840 by John Van Campen Coolbaugh. It is one of the oldest frame structures in the Pocono Mountains.The large farm house is located on Rt.209 previously called Milford Road as it was a dirt road leading from the town of Stroudsburg to Milford, Pa.It was later a boarding house and stop for the stage coaches heading from Pa to NY State.During the American Civil War the basement of the house was reputed to be a safe house hiding slaves during the day light hours so they could continue their journey under the cover of darkness on the "Under Ground Railroad" to Canada.During the prohibition era drinking liquor was prohibited in the U.S. The building became a local"Speakeasy" where people could drink alcohol in violation of the law."Dutch Shultz" and "Legs Diamond", famous gangsters were seen staying here while on the way to see a Jack Dempsey fight. The building at a later date was used as a dormitory for councilors at Camp Sunny Brook a summer camp nearby run by Pa. Baptist Convention in 1976 the property was purchased as the store of the Pocono Indian Museum. By this time the structure was in terrible shape and had to be completely refurbished. It took a lot of man hours and the dedication of the Law family to bring the building back to its original splendor and current home of the Pocono Indian Museum.The Pocono Indian Museum is the only Museum in Northeastern Pa dedicated to showing the history of the Delaware Indian. The museum will both inform and perhaps shock you. It will show the North American history of man in Northeastern, Pa from 10,500 B.C.to the contact period with European man prior to the American Revolution. It will show the Delaware Indians peaceful coexistence with other Indians. And, it will show you the shocking and short 100 years it took the white man to virtually eliminate almost all traces of the Indian's existence.The Pocono Indian Museum traces the history of the Delawares through displays of ancient artifacts, weapons and tools that form chronological commentary on life among the Indians for thousands of years. A tour of the Museum takes approximately 30 minutes.Visitors carry with them an audio device which gives a detailed narration of the unique displays...Also you can visit their gift show with some Indian items to purchase...Check my gallery for pictures...Hope you are having a great Monday...Tomorrow will be talking about another interesting spot to visit here in the Poconos..Many birdie wing hugs.....CYDNEY :o)

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08/10/2015 02:56.43 PM Report This Comment  
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