I bought Dennis (my partner) a metal detector for Christmas last year and he has been happily digging up our yard all summer. Yesterday was an absolutely gorgeous day, the last weekend of summer. Dennis wanted to go treasure hunting somewhere so we went to the Red House area of Allegany State Park in the Allegany Mountains on the NY/PA border of Western NY. It was glorious there, the leaves are just starting to change, and the sky was a brilliant blue with just a few fluffy white clouds. There is a small lake there where you can go swimming, boating (non-motorized) or fishing. We headed for the beach so Dennis could scan for treasure. The beach was closed, so as he was searching, I climbed up on the lifeguard's chair and knitted. It was like heaven sitting there knitting and watching a large flock of geese floating aimlessly in the lake just 20 feet in front of me. There were also some canoes and paddle boats out on the lake and the occasional passersby strolling along the shore, some with dogs that were running in and out of the water, no one gave me much thought, just smiled or said hi and went on their way. It was a perfect day and Dennis found seventy seven cents and an Avon costume jewelry ring!