Friday, September 6, 2013

Life in this town

   I have lived in many places in my life.  I have visited MANY more.  There is always something special about each place.  My little town here in upstate NY is special in many ways. First of all, it  is fairly unique because it is a two college town.  We are awash in students  for most of the year, and then we are awash in baseball playing youth in the summer.  This area is known as "baseball country" according to the banners on Main Street!  There are several theatre and museum options, as well as more baseball at Damaschke Field.
   This town LOVES its parade.  We  parade on July 4th.  We have a Memorial Day parade, a Halloween Parade, a "holiday parade."
There is puppet walking for First Night, as well as fireworks on the Fourth of July and New Year's Eve.
    Labor Day we have a gathering of balloonists in the park behind our house.  They do a Balloon Glow in the evening, and flights during the day.  Very pretty.

    Although we like to complain about the weather - very grey a great deal of the time, it is a good place to be, and as everyone told us when we were first house hunting, a great place to raise kids.