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Sandy Hook, NJ and the Storm

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11377431393_a3205b8b30_bSandy Hook is a little spit of land that is only a block wide in some areas. It is a sandbar with the exception of the one road that goes up and down it. It is part of the Gateway National Recreation Area. We were down there today during a six inch snow storm. It’s always bitterly cold there in the winter, and today proved no exception. We stopped off at the beach on the way to the lighthouse, but we didn’t make it all the way to the lighthouse. They closed down the park due …

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A weekend in November in upstate New York

I went fossil hunting for the first time in a long time. It was a planned trip with the New York Paleontological Society to three sites. Two were near Madison , NY and the other in Catskill, NY. The one in Catskill was a huge working quarry, which was interesting to see, especially since we were allowed to explore. The trip was successful in that I found a lot of fossils, all of which are in my classroom. But I also found some beautiful scenery of rural farms, and saw my first snowfall this year, which was a bit of a shock. I was up very early, before the sun had a chance to warm things up, and there was …

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