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Oct 6, 2019 - Lake Seneca and Taughannock Falls.NY

What a great three day road trip of the Finger Lakes with friends Andi and Andrea. Andi our terrific driver and Andrea the dedicated photographer and selfie expert Our home base in Auburn was the Finger Lake Inn. We saw Seneca Lake, Cayuga Lake, and Owasco Lake. Also a little of Lake Ontario. Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day, but unfortunately this last day is cloudy but no rain. Heading back south we stopped at Taughannock State Park to see the Taghannock Falls, the tallest single drop fall east of the Rocky Mountains and three stories...

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Sep 20, 2019 - Ithaca 2

Sep 19 Low 48 high 76 clear and sunny. Today was a day to chase waterfalls. Started out in Robert Treman Stat Park. The first waterfall was by Tremans mill. The 3 story mill is still standing has many story boards explaining how every thing worked. There is a small fall just above the mill and this is where the trace for the mill started. Then we hiked down to Lucifer Falls, not a bad downhill hike through the gorge. But then we crossed the bridge to hike the upper rim trail. It starts out with steps taking you up over 300 feet on switch...

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summer 2019

Sep 18, 2019 - Ithaca

Sep 18 Temps low 48 high in 70’s beautiful clear day. Started day at Cornell University visiting their botanical gardens. The campus architecture is really beautiful but the hills are a killer. Anyone that makes it through 4 years at Cornell are going to have very strong legs. Then we drove to 2 of the waterfalls that are on campus. The first was high and wide with just enough water to make it interesting. The next was 300 yards of cascading water, making about 6 smaller waterfalls. Then it was off to town to get some lunch. After lunch we...

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summer 2019

Sep 17, 2019 - Watkins Glen

Sep 16 Temps low 47 high 74 Cloudy but no rain. Moved 133 miles south to Pinecreek RV Park, in Newfield, NY. Sep 17 woke up to 45 degrees and sunny. Warmed up to mid 70’s. Went over to Watkins Glen, NY to the Watkins Glen State Park. The park opened as a tourist attraction in 1863, cost was $1 or $34 in todays money. The trail that is the main attraction is 1 mile uphill through a beautiful water filled gorge. After hiking the gorge we drove back into town and had a picnic lunch on the shores of Seneca Lake.

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summer 2019

May 26, 2019 - East of Seneca lake

5/26/19 : Seneca lake, east side wineries today, including a favorite, Silver Springs, which has expanded with a huge tasting room. Again, exceptional red wines. One new to us, actually 5 years old, had some Zwigelt! All their Reds were good so we stocked up. Lots of dry Reisling at several wineries were hard to pick from, but we managed. This area should be a target for future trips for our camping friends who love wine. Contact us and we can start planning. There are other activities around too. Seneca lake is one of eleven in the area,...

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May 25, 2019 - Wine and more wine.

Full day of wine tasting, no beer or spirits, of which there are many opportunities. We added another case. One pic from Kentucky. The stone fences go on for miles, built by Irish stone masons and later, freed slaves that were taught the technique. They are all of identical construction.

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Oct 9, 2017 - Ithaca, NY - October 1-5, 2017

Tom’s sister Marty and her husband, daughter, and 3 grandsons live in Slaterville Springs, which is about 8 miles east of Ithaca. We were excited to spend time with Marty et al and very blessed to see our niece and 2 of her sons every day (her 3rd son is a student at Baldwin Wallace University near Cleveland). Their part of the world is beautiful and the fall colors were starting to burst. Kim and Marty have a wonderful house right next to a great pond. We enjoyed sitting on the porch and watching birds. A blue heron and a kingfisher were...

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Nov 20, 2014 - Ithaca, NY

We arrived in chilly Ithaca on Tuesday evening. We are camping at the Robert Treman State Park, being one of only two campers (again). See Park here: http://parks.ny.gov/parks/135/details.aspx Yesterday we walked around the City, visiting the library, local coffee shops, the Ithaca Falls and part of the Cornell campus. This city is pretty neat! Glad we aren't in Buffalo where they got 8' of snow!! Today we are going on a couple of hikes to see more waterfalls. More pictures to follow!

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Oct 3, 2014 - Cornell University ... Botanical Gardens

OK ... so now it's time for some flower power. We visited the Cornell University Botanical Gardens today ... a good choice of pace following our recent "gorging" experiences of climb, climb, climb ... come back down ... go back up experiences in our waterfall excursions. Great experience here at Cornell ... which, by the way, is built along both sides of a "Finger Lakes" gorge with several waterfalls. Enjoy our pics ... lots of "bloomers", migrating butterflies, and more bloomers ...

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Oct 2, 2014 - Ithaca NY ... is Gorges

Ithaca is Gorges ... that's the local logo for this beautiful area of New York. There are more gorges and waterfalls in Ithaca NY than you will find in most any other city in the world. We surveyed several ... to the point of sensory overload ... enjoyed them all ... but also enjoyed sitting back and enjoying some local wine and craft beer.

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Sep 23, 2014 - Taughannock State Park

2014-09-23 There is a sense of renewal in the hour before dawn when the wind is calm and there is utter stillness across the water; a hushed expectation of the sun’s arrival. As the sky lightens, the first chirp of the birds as they stir and the exclamation of a chipmunk herald a new day and it is a time to give thanks. Yes, the world can be and is beautiful but the true gift is the ability to see that beauty each day no matter what. There is an old hymn that I always “hear” whenever I celebrate the ability to see the beauty that surrounds...

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Falling Leaves Tour

Sep 22, 2012 - Oops!

We packed up today and left Sned-Acres Campground to head to Jay & Peggy's driveway in Nazareth, PA. We were happily driving south on highway 96, a rather narrow and hilly state highway with narrow shoulders, when we spotted a sign warning of a 12-foot 6-inch underpass seven miles ahead. We began considering options of how to avoid the underpass. After realizing there was no easy route around the restriction, we began looking for a place to turn around to go back to Ithaca where we could take an alternate route. Places to turn around in our...

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