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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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Our Road Trip

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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Our 2012 Travels

Sep 19, 2012 - Two lakes, two waterfalls, a caterpillar and a visit to the ER

Got up and decided to first go see the Montour Waterfall. Drove to the town of Montour Falls and could not find any signs telling us where to go. We drove through the middle of this tiny but very nice little town and I had Fred stop outside a café while I went in and asked. The waitress was very happy to help and said, "I will show you." I told her not to trouble that we would find it and she no. She walked out to the front of the café on Main Street and pointed to the end of town. There was the waterfall. We had gone every which way but...

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Aug 12, 2012 - New York City to Finger Lakes, NY, 12 August

Long day today. Up at 5am for transfer to Hilton Hotel, Newark, New Jersey. Met people on tour and set off for our first stop over at Ithaca, Finger Lakes, New York. 12 people on this tour, 10 women and 2 men... I feel sorry of the men! Day was spent mostly driving and had group dinner to meet everyone. It was the night before kids started back at Uni so lots of parents and kids out for dinner. Next day another long drive heading to Toronto via Niagara Falls. The falls were great. Had boat ride on the Maid of the Mist.

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Jul 3, 2011 - Watkins Glen and Ithaca

I left a sad Audrey and headed North to Watkins Glen for the 3 day Phish Super Ball festival. I didn't make it in time. It wasn't a complete bust though. I ended up at Finger Lakes National Forest. I can't begin to describe how beautiful that place was. It was in the mountains in New York. The lakes were huge and gorgeous. Vineyards were lining them. I drove through a little vineyard town called LODI and I played it on my iPod and sang at the top of my lungs. I set up camp in a little part of the NF called "Blueberry Patch Campground". It...

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May 18, 2011 - Finger Lakes, NY

May 18-20. After a weekend at a workshop and a couple of days delayed in getting a water leak repaired, we hit the road again on Wednesday to explore the Finger Lake area of NY and Niagara Falls. Part of this section was also an opportunity for Amy to re-visit her summer camp where she spent many weeks each summer. We met up with the former camp owner and were very welcomed into her home to reminisce. Even though this was a time for Amy, I felt very emotionally connected with the afternoon and am grateful to have been introduced to this...

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Team GO

Aug 14, 2010 - The End

August 14, 2010 Marianne: After a night on Long Island where we visited my mom. Rachel and David came to visit us. The next day we flew to Arizona, where our car still sat. I was very tempted to just get on a bus from NYC to Ithaca instead! Steve: We flew Aer Lingus from Dublin to JFK. Like many other airlines, Aer Lingus has become a "discount airline," which on international flights means "no free booze." They had an entertainment system that allowed you to pick and choose movies and TV shows that you could watch on a screen on the...

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Aug 11, 2010 - Visit to Cornell and Ithaca Waterfalls

August 11 – Visit to Ithaca to Tour Cornell, Buttermilk Falls and Taughannock Falls This morning, after some future quilt piece cutting, we headed east to Ithaca via a circuitous Garmin route. Rose, our 15-year-old pup had upset stomach this morning so we limited our away-from-RV time so we could check on her. As it turned out, when we returned she jogged to the grass and started rolling on her back in the sun. : ) She is her ole self. Ithaca has changed a lot since 1971. Garmin got us to the campus and the Information Booth map got us to...

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Jun 26, 2010 - Buttermilk and Ithica Falls

Me and Minhee, after 3 years of living at Ft. Drum NY, made our last trip prior to moving to Kansas. We went and visited her friend that was going to Cornell University in Ithaca. This is where I am going to advertise for the army...he is getting his entire degree paid for along with room and board allowance using his Post 9/11 GI Bill. So if you know anyone that needs money for college, the Army is the way to go. Ithaca sits on the southern tip of the Finger Lakes. The Finger Lakes were carved by glaciers during the last ice age. The...

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