Over Thanksgiving break, the Martins of Honeypot Hill Orchards, visited warm sunny Florida, with the Stow Independent. They tried U-Pick oranges and took a ride around a 2500 acre Ranch, on the biggest monster truck in Florida. Pictured are Chelcie, Alisha, Mitchell and Ben. Future Rockettes Grace Bolinsky & Taylor O’Connor brought the Stow Independent on their recent trip to New York City. While there, the girls took in the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular Show at the historic Radio City Music Hall. Cynthia Arbeeny and David Rier went on a two week vacation in South Africa, which included a safari in KwaZulu Natal and ended in Cape Town. They are pictured at the Cape of Good Hope, also called the Cape of Storms, where wind gusts are frequently gale force. The seacoast is spectacular, but turbulent current due to the joining of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans and the rocky coast has caused the demise of many ships.