In honor of DB’s 3-year Gotcha Day we made a special trip to NY to meet with our travel group.
We flew to Hartford CT, then drove the remainder of the way.
All the girls had arrived by noon on Friday. This was our first group picture. DD isn’t actually from the same province, but she’s been with the girls since we got them. These girls are very special to her too.
After lunch we loaded all the girls up and headed for the playground...precious cargo!
The playground just happened to be located right next to an indoor skating rink!
They had a blast playing in the ice left by the zamboni machine.
We ended the day at Hoffman’s Playland, an amusement park for small children.
These rides were PERFECT for the girls!
Then, on Saturday we were “off to the races.”
We actually went to the horse races, but we stopped by a beautiful place called Yaddo Gardens for these pictures.
Now, on to the horse races...
The girls were able to get a close view of some of the horses.
In between races, they had fun snacking at the picnic tables just outside the track.
We finished the day with a great cookout followed by s’mores!!!
The next morning we said "Good-bye" to 3 of our families
(Last group picture in hotel lobby)
... then headed up into the Adirondack Mountains for a little sight-seeing with our host family who are native to the area.
Split Rock Waterfall..(picture just doesn't do it justice)
We had a GREAT time! Our wonderful host family made sure we were well taken care of…good food, great accommodations and fun activities. Thank you SO MUCH Skip and Lynda for EVERYTHING!!!!