Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ocracoke Bound

We are off for our long awaited and yearned for trip to Ocracoke Island, North Carolina. The outer most barrier island, Ocracoke is only accessible by boat or air. The National Park service manages most of the island with on small village at the far end. Only about 600 people call Ocracoke home. There are no big box stores, fast food, or even a movie theater! All shops & hotels are owned by the locals and most people walk or bike around the village. The beach, fishing, crabbing, and just relaxing are the order of the day. When you leave the ferry, you are truly "below the stress line" I'm off !!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Spring Has Sprung

After a long, seeming endless winter, Spring has sprung here in the Valley. The robins are back, peeper frogs sing us to sleep, and the snowdrops, squill, and daffodils give us a preview of colors to come!
April 18th is the Pine Bush Little League Parade. All the kids are out in their bright new uniforms to parade down Main Street & to the Town Park to the music of our own Walker Valley Marching Band & HS Marching Band. Small town fun at its best!
But something else will be happening downtown that day. Pine Bush has a long history of UFO sightings & is known as The UFO Capitol of the Northeast. Aliens have been spotted popping up in shop windows all over town!! What is this strange phenonmenon?? Its UFO Hide & Seek!! A FUN & FREE Event for the whole family. Spot "Alfie the Alien" in his flying saucer in each shop with aliens in the window and collect a star token. Collect 18 tokens ( 10 for children 5 and under) and redeem at Stewarts for a free ice cream cone. Enter to win a free shop local gift basket! No registration required and everyone can play! Here are a few of the extraterrestrials we've spotted.