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The Long And Winding Creek

Enjoyed a great vacation last week, did you miss me?  Certainly enjoyed the great weather here in Central New York.  Basically a "Staycation", even though I do not care much for that term.  Spent the week camping near West Canada Creek.

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Save Some Moola And Enjoy Summer!

Here we go!!!  Up up up!!!  Then down.  Up up up!!!  Down down.  No I am not talking about your favorite roller coaster at Darien Lake, I'm talking about the gas prices.

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Photo by Chip Douglas
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Keep Your Kids Entertained This Summer

School’s out, what now?  Not long before you hear “I’m bored, there’s nuthin to do”.  Right?  Kids get a summer vacation, but you don’t…unless you are a teacher. 

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First Trip In Chip’s New Camper – Success!

Had a fantastic trip this Memorial Day Weekend.  We finally got the chance to try out the new camper.  What  better place to test'er out than the Adirondack Mountains at Eighth Lake State Campground near Inlet NY?

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Are High Gas Prices Changing Your Summer Plans?

Ok, gas prices have been going down, then they go up again, and back down.  Up or down, the bottom line is, it's still too high.  at too high to take the vacation you want, loading up the kids in the family truckster and heading to Wally World.  Oh wait, that's the Griswolds back in the late 70's after the gas crisis of '76.  Just a few ideas of some things you can do right here in Central New York and you won't have to take out a second mortgage to fill up the gas tank.   Here are just a few ideas. 

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Ice Cream Cone Introduced In 1904

Ice Cream! Oh yeah! Even though we’ve seen warmer days in February and March than we have end of April, I can’t say I haven’t gotten a head start on my ice cream intake for this season.

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Best Sand Castles: 10 Beach Designs That Truly Made Waves

If people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, then what about people who live in sandcastles? After all, glass is just melted sand, right? Maybe they shouldn’t throw magma. Who knows?

The point is, it takes a special kind of sandcastle to inspire this line of questioning. The artistry, the scale and the craftsmanship all have to be second to none. You’re about to see 10 of these epic sand sculptures, so there’s no telling what you might start to think by the end of it.

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Amazing Water Toys: 10 Fun Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

From beach pails to water slides, you're never too old for a good summer toy.

While prices may have gone up a little since you were a kid, so has the fun factor on these 10 great summer water toys.

They're bigger.



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Celebrity Summer Jobs – From Grave-Digging to Dairy Queen

Before they made their millions, many celebrities settled for minimum wage. Though it’s hard to imagine it now, what with their expensive houses, cars and vacations, people like Amy Adams, Gwen Stefani and Brad Pitt actually worked at restaurants, salons and, in the case of ‘Law & Order: SVU’ star Christopher Meloni, the morgue.

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Best Beach Make-Out Scenes in Movies [VIDEOS]

'From Here to Eternity,' Columbia Pictures

A kiss is a kiss is a kiss – except when it's more than a kiss.

Hollywood is famous for its kiss scenes. Whether it's the waves cascading against the sand or the sun shining down in all the right places, some of the most romantic have undoubtedly taken place on the beach.

Which is why we've decided to comp

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6 Amazing Water Slides From Around the World [VIDEOS]

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A person can only lounge by the pool for so long before he or she starts to crave some slightly more adventurous summer fun. Enter water slides.

All around the world, theme parks (and in some cases, malls) have built some truly inspired – not to mention high-flying – water slides that add the perfect splash to summer.

Of course, not everybody

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Most Outrageous Ice Cream Flavors – 5 Unique Dishes for Summer

David Paul Morris, Getty Images

As creativity goes, ice cream can be pretty vanilla. But what happens when a daring few decide to stray from convention and offer up some truly unique flavors? People take notice, that's what happens. If yo

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