This is our vacation/summer home, picture was taken in the spring of 2002 by the real estate agent who showed us the house.  We have a very large living room, big kitchen, two bedrooms, a beautiful enclosed sunroom and of course a bathroom!.  It's situated on nearly one acre of property in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.    I've lovingly nick-named our vacation home, "The Money Pit."  Only 100 miles from our 'real' house, we spend several days of every week here.  I've been coming to this area all of my life as my grandparents also had a summer home here.


Our little get-a-way home is located in the beautiful mountains of Pennsylvania. Very near to Cook Forest National Park, there are many activities for the young and old and it's a very busy tourist area.  


Canoeing on the Clarion River in Cook Forest.  My family is in those two red canoes, just returning from a trip.

My two youngest grandchildren at a water park after enjoying bumper boats, water slides, go-carts and mini golf.

Three of my grandchildren and my
three youngest sons.

Scenic over-look of
Cook Forest

My favorite things to do are to relax and enjoy the scenery from our own front yard.  It's not uncommon to find deer nesting right behind the house or walking past a window along with other types of wildlife too! 

Just another shot from another angle

Tom and my boys building a campfire

Domino collecting firewood



Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.  When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.  There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.  There is plenty of food, water and sunshine and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.  The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing, they miss someone very special, someone who was left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance.  His bright eyes are intent; his eager body begins to quiver.  Suddenly he breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, faster and faster.  You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together for a joyous reunion, never to be parted again.  The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head and you look once more into those trusting eyes, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart.



Boys being boys

Playing football

Oops, football injury