Well, actually it is pretty easy to drive 12 hours with a baby if that baby is Tru. I know I brag on Tru a lot but he’s my kid so I guess I kind of have too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Plus I feel like I better brag while he’s still behaving well enough to brag about. I’m SUCH a positive person.

 

We had a great time visiting my family in New York. I love them all so much and miss them tons when we are apart. I don’t get to see them very often but when I do, we always have fun.

 

We made an overnight stop on our way in Niagara Falls New York because it’s not too far out of the way and I really wanted to go there as the last time we went it was cold and rainy and I really didn’t see anything. I am so happy we went. It was just marvelous. God is so good and big and powerful. He made such amazing things for us to marvel at. It’s incredible. So without further ado, I will attempt to share out trip in pictures.

 

American Falls at night. We almost didn't walk down to the Falls at night because Tru had already fallen asleep but I wasn't going to let this opportunity pass me by. I carried him down there in the Moby Wrap and I am so glad we got to see the beauty of the Falls at night.

American Falls at night. We almost didn’t walk down to the Falls at night because Tru had already fallen asleep but I wasn’t going to let this opportunity pass me by. I carried him down there in the Moby Wrap and I am so glad we got to see the beauty of the Falls at night.

And here they are all lit up in color. Just beautiful!

And here they are all lit up in color. Just beautiful!

I love how even the mist is colored.

I love how even the mist is colored.

Heading out to see the Falls at night. Ignore my saggy baggy PJ shirt.

Heading out to see the Falls at night. Ignore my saggy baggy PJ shirt.

The view from our hotel window. We were on the 7th floor and could actually see a bit of the falls. There is a rainbow of mist there that is just gorgeous.

The view from our hotel window. We were on the 7th floor and could actually see a bit of the falls. There is a rainbow of mist there that is just gorgeous.

Ready to go explore!

Ready to go explore!

The other side of American Falls in the day light. I wish we had known how to get to that side during the night for some pictures.

The other side of American Falls in the day light. I wish we had known how to get to that side during the night for some pictures.

Walking to Horseshoe Falls.

Walking to Horseshoe Falls.

The rapids leading to Horseshoe Falls.

The rapids leading to Horseshoe Falls.

God's promise is everywhere at Niagara falls. This is a double rainbow in the mist at Horseshoe Falls.

God’s promise is everywhere at Niagara falls. This is a double rainbow in the mist at Horseshoe Falls.

It was hard to get a good clear picture of Horseshoe Falls because of all the mist!

It was hard to get a good clear picture of Horseshoe Falls because of all the mist!

Tru looks just delighted lol.

Tru looks just delighted lol.

All tuckered out.

All tuckered out.

 

And onto Upstate New York….

 

The view from a field at my Grandpa's. Just beautiful.

The view from a field at my Grandpa’s. Just beautiful.

Walking down a tractor trail.

Walking down a tractor trail.

There are windmills EVERYWHERE around there. They look much bigger in real life. Kind of ugly but GREEN POWER!

There are windmills EVERYWHERE around there. They look much bigger in real life. Kind of ugly but GREEN POWER!

It gets a bit windy up so high.

It gets a bit windy up so high.

A snapper that walked out  in front of us while we were looking at flowers at a greenhouse.

A snapper that walked out in front of us while we were looking at flowers at a greenhouse.

Family picture at a park.

Family picture at a park.

At lunch with my Grandma. Tru drank a lot of my water and then decided he needed a smoke.

At lunch with my Grandma. Tru drank a lot of my water and then decided he needed a smoke.

A beautiful Conservation Center my Grandma took us too. That water is chock full of snapping turtles! Huge huge snappers  the size of Tru. Probably bigger. I would hate to stick my toes in that water!!

A beautiful Conservation Center my Grandma took us too. That water is chock full of snapping turtles! Huge huge snappers the size of Tru. Probably bigger. I would hate to stick my toes in that water!!

The view off of a special dock out on the water.

The view off of a special dock out on the water.

There seems to be a good bit of swamp land around there too.

There seems to be a good bit of swamp land around there too.

The water is perfectly clear though.

Tru was so inthralled by the geese that were everywhere around us (one actually ate from my hand) and the fish that were jumping up in the water to grab food.

Tru was so inthralled by the geese that were everywhere around us (one actually ate from my hand) and the fish that were jumping up in the water to grab food.

This is what I saw much of the drive to New York and back home. This adorable face looking up to see me. I love him!!

This is what I saw much of the drive to New York and back home. This adorable face looking up to see me. I love him!!

 

So that is pretty much our trip in pictures. We stayed 3 nights with Uncle and Aunt and another 3 nights with another Uncle and Aunt. We spent much of our time outdoors and took a hike somewhere almost everyday we were there. The weather was great and we just had a blast.

 

Packing enough food for Tru was a challenge. I thought I packed enough when I packed 60+ jars but I ended up having to go buy another 20 while I was there. Growing boy!! And I impressed myself with my pack rat skills of fitting 3 coolers, 2 suitcases, 2 diaper bags, a pack and play, a large stroller, 2 pillows, laptop, bag of toys and a bag of food for the drive all into our little Focus. It was a tight squeeze but we did it! And used every last thing we brought!

 

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