Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day 2010

Hope everyone had a Happy Father's Day. Today was the first Father's Day that I don't have my father anymore. Luckily, I had a full day to spend with my husband's family at Taughannock State Park. That kept me distracted enough. The day was gorgeous!!!!!
Many members of Jamie's family came to the picnic. My father and mother-in-law, however, elected to stay at home. Dad's knee was really bothering him and he did not want to go sit in a park. We did stop by and visit with them on the way down.
We hiked up the falls. Most of us elected to walk in the water. I love walking in the water, but elected to walk on the dry trail because I was afraid I would slip, fall and ruin the camera.
I like this picture of Audra.
This was taken just before Scott jumped. I didn't know he was going to do it, otherwise I would have attempted to catch him in the middle of the act.
After the jump.
Jamie and his girls.
I think Scott and Audra were trying to pretend it was a hot tub.
Taughannock Falls. This is a 215 foot drop.
My husband grew up nearby. He has told me about when he was in high school, he used to go up on the rim with his friends. I find this to be frightening. Now it is all fenced off to keep idiots (I mean people) from doing that.
Th picnic also included kickball....
and a bocci game.

The day ended with another beautiful sunset over Seneca Lake...visible from my in-law's driveway. (Sorry about the telephone pole!)


Martha said...

Believe it or not I was thinking about Taughannock Falls yesterday too. Our trip there last August was the day before Dad went to the hospital. God knew just what I needed that day to prepare me for the days to follow. It is one of those blessing I will always treasure.

Your gathering looks fun. I'm glad we all had some kind of distraction.

Rachel said...

Looks like a fun way to spend Father's Day!

joeks said...

What a beautiful place to spend a day!

I played bocce ball for the first time yesterday. Fun!

Katya said...

What a great set of photos to remember the day! It looks like everyone had a fantastic day!!!! I love Taughannock Falls!!!!!