Nathan is Hebrew and means "gift from God" - we couldn't have been more blessed than to have been chosen as his parents!

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Nathan's Half-Birthday, the Natural Stone Bridge and Railroads on Parade

Nathan's half-birthday was celebrated on the high-seas of Lake George on a luncheon dance cruise with Mommy and Grammy.  Grammy thought Nathan would enjoy the boat ride and as you'll see from these pictures and video he certainly did. 

Wait until you see what he does at the end of this video! :-)

A few days later, the Passino Family joined us on a very cool and fun adventure to the Natural Stone Bridge!  We drove up to Pottersville, New York from the lake and easily found the  natural wonder and all the fun things to do there.  If you have a little adventurer in your family, this is a great place to take the kids and stay for lunch.

What I love most about this picture is that it was challenging terrain for Nathan and I to navigate, so I really needed Nathan to listen, understand and follow directions.  And, he did! Every time I took a step, I would tell him exactly where to step, so he wouldn't lose his footing and fall and he did it!  I know that may sound like no big deal to you, but it is for Nathan, so way to go little man!! 

Inside one of the caves

love that smile.  This was the end of our hike

After we left the Natural Stone Bridge we enjoyed lunch at a place I was very familiar with ~ the Black Bear.  My family used to have a camp up in this part of the Adirondacks, so we ate the Black Bear every now and then.  It was cool to share lunch with Nathan and our friends there. 

One of the newest attractions in the area is the Railroads on Parade model train station.  It was so cool!  These displays were beyond amazing and the detail is breathtaking for train enthusiasts such as the boys. Almost everything in the displays worked not just the trains.  This is a definite stop for anyone young and old that likes trains.   Nathan could have stayed there all day.  He just kept running from display to display. 

These pictures do not do this 5,000 sq ft train station justice.

This movie theater is actually showing a film. 

We will definitely venture back to both of these locations.  For those who would like to take your little ones on either of these adventures, they're off exit 26 on the Northway in Pottersville, New York. A quick internet search will help you get directions.  Enjoy!  We sure did.  And, don't forget to eat at the Black Bear.    You won't be disappointed!