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We went out for two short hikes abou an hour from home.

 

One was in the Sloan Gorge Preserve. A nice stream (with spots covered with a thin sheet of ice), plenty of icicles, and a narrow squeeze called "the chimney" - all in all a nice hour-long hike.

 

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Icicles and moss-covered rocks. Looks dreamy.

 

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Chris behind me, entering the chimney.

 

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End of the chimney

 

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A nice stone stepping path to keep our feet dry. It actually wasn't very wet, and we could do the hike in sneakers.

 

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Another 20 minutes away, we hiked to the Ashokan quarry. Here they took stone which they needed to build the dam holding back the Ashokan reservoir (one of NY City's water sources). The view from the top of the cliff face was spectacular. The quarry was just below us but we didn't look down.

 

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Below the quarry, railroad cars waited between these rock walls, and stone was loaded into them by gravity. Then it was a three mile trek to the dam.

 

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The quarry. Spring vs winter - a tree with all of its buds open, while the icicles try to hang on a little longer.

 

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The weather was great. I don't think the icicles will be there much longer.

 

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We were starving when we got home so I took some leftover pork and made a meaty gravy. Chris fried some potatoes in the airfryer. Havarti stood in for cheese curds. It made for a hearty snack.

 

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Happy Easter to all the Coolers and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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The inventor of the treadmill died at the age of 54

The inventor of gymnastics died at the age of 57

The world bodybuilding champion died at the age of 41

The best footballer in the world, Maradona, died at the age of 60

 

And then..

KFC inventor died at 94

Investor of Nutella brand died at the age of 88

Cigarette maker Winston died at the age of 102

The inventor of opium died at the age of 116 in an earthquake

Hennessy inventor died at 98

 

How did doctors come to the conclusion that exercise prolongs life?

The rabbit is always jumping, but it lives for only 2 years. The turtle that doesn’t exercise at all, lives 400 years.

 

So –

Have a drink (or three),

then Take a nap

– If you wake up, have bacon & eggs!!!

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PUNS FOR THE DAY

 

How does an attorney sleep?

First he lies on one side, then he lies on the other side 
***************** 
I have a few jokes about unemployed people,

but none of them work 
****************** 
How do you make holy water?

You boil the hell out of it 
******************* 
Will glass coffins be a success?

Remains to be seen 
******************* 
What’s the difference between a hippo and a zippo?

One is really heavy and the other is a little lighter 
****************** 
Two windmills are standing in a wind farm.

One asks, “What’s your favorite kind of music?”

The other says, “I’m a big metal fan.” 
****************** 
Hear about the new restaurant called Karma?

There’s no menu - you get what you deserve 
******************* 
I went to buy some camouflage trousers yesterday

but couldn't find any 
******************* 
What do you call a bee that can’t make up its mind?

A maybe 
******************* 
I tried to sue the airline for losing my luggage.

I lost my case 
******************* 
When everything is coming your way,

you're in the wrong lane 
******************* 
A cross-eyed teacher couldn’t control his pupils 
******************* 
She had a photographic memory but never developed it 
******************* 
Is it ignorance or apathy that's destroying the world today?

I don't know and don't really care 
****************** 
I wasn’t originally going to get a brain transplant,

but then I changed my mind 
******************* 
Which country’s capital has the fastest-growing population?

Ireland. Every day it’s Dublin. 
******************* 
My ex-wife still misses me.

But her aim is starting to improve 
******************* 
The guy who invented the door knocker got a no-bell prize 
******************* 
I saw an ad for burial plots, and I thought:

“That’s the last thing I need!” 
******************* 
Need an ark? I Noah guy 
******************* 
I used to think I was indecisive; now I'm not so sure 
******************* 
Sleeping comes so naturally to me,

I could do it with my eyes closed 
******************* 
What did the grape say when it got stepped on?

Nothing - but it let out a little whine 
****************** 
What do you call a super articulate dinosaur?

A Thesaurus 

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JP, I forgot to say how beautiful the photos are🙂,  You live in a lovely part of the country.

 

 

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11 hours ago, Host Jazzbeau said:

PUNS FOR THE DAY

 

How does an attorney sleep?

First he lies on one side, then he lies on the other side 
***************** 
I have a few jokes about unemployed people,

but none of them work 
****************** 
How do you make holy water?

You boil the hell out of it 
******************* 
Will glass coffins be a success?

Remains to be seen 
******************* 
What’s the difference between a hippo and a zippo?

One is really heavy and the other is a little lighter 
****************** 
Two windmills are standing in a wind farm.

One asks, “What’s your favorite kind of music?”

The other says, “I’m a big metal fan.” 
****************** 
Hear about the new restaurant called Karma?

There’s no menu - you get what you deserve 
******************* 
I went to buy some camouflage trousers yesterday

but couldn't find any 
******************* 
What do you call a bee that can’t make up its mind?

A maybe 
******************* 
I tried to sue the airline for losing my luggage.

I lost my case 
******************* 
When everything is coming your way,

you're in the wrong lane 
******************* 
A cross-eyed teacher couldn’t control his pupils 
******************* 
She had a photographic memory but never developed it 
******************* 
Is it ignorance or apathy that's destroying the world today?

I don't know and don't really care 
****************** 
I wasn’t originally going to get a brain transplant,

but then I changed my mind 
******************* 
Which country’s capital has the fastest-growing population?

Ireland. Every day it’s Dublin. 
******************* 
My ex-wife still misses me.

But her aim is starting to improve 
******************* 
The guy who invented the door knocker got a no-bell prize 
******************* 
I saw an ad for burial plots, and I thought:

“That’s the last thing I need!” 
******************* 
Need an ark? I Noah guy 
******************* 
I used to think I was indecisive; now I'm not so sure 
******************* 
Sleeping comes so naturally to me,

I could do it with my eyes closed 
******************* 
What did the grape say when it got stepped on?

Nothing - but it let out a little whine 
****************** 
What do you call a super articulate dinosaur?

A Thesaurus 

I HAD  to copy/paste and send to friends, hope you don't mind.

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1 hour ago, zqtchas said:

what about your diet?

Going good!  Hope to hit -9.0% tomorrow on weigh-in day.  We’ll see though because today is going to be full of some great food, including a favorite carb of mine; poupon potatoes!  It’ll be the first time having russet potatoes since early January.  Can hardly wait!

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