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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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May 4, 2009 - Finger Lakes

The drive from Niagara Falls was strange, we left early after a horrible night in the van with the wind, which has dislodged aaall the loose screws. We rushed off hoping to have breakfast just down the road. but .... We put in a small town called Taughanook State PArk and headed off, only to find we detoured past all the major roads and headed down little ones. We found ourselves at 10 oclock and had not had breakfast, so at the next diner we said we'd stop. A small corner store, like ours in Merbein South had sit down breakfast. Well it...

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Aug 19, 2008 - Ithaca

Well, the picture isn't from Ithaca, but of course of Niagra Falls, taken from Rainbow Bridge. We came into New York and drove to Ithaca to visit with Brandy. She is moving into a house on campus and we helped her out and got to see where she'll be living for the next two semesters at least. We really enjoyed visiting her and we are so proud of her. I wish I had thought to take pictures! We are getting ready to head home and try and beat Tropical Storm/Depression Fay there. Thanks for reading and sharing our fabulous trip with us.

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Jul 22, 2008 - Cayuga Lake

Today we drove along the western side of Cayuga Lake. This is the second largest of the Finger Lakes, however, it is the longest at 40 miles. Seneca Lake is just 2 miles shorter. There are, of course, wineries along Cayuga Lake but not nearly the number that are along Seneca Lake. We drove state route 89 which is designated a “scenic byway”. Beautiful it was, but we did not feel it was more scenic than other highways along the lakeshores. It was a bit more hilly and with less wineries it had more corn fields and hardwood growth. The lake...

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New York, 2008

Jun 27, 2008 - Ithaca, NY

Our drive from Buffalo to Ithaca took us through an assortment of small towns, villages, and hamlets in rural western New York. We passed through Waterloo, NY which claims to be the home of Memorial Day and through Seneca, NY, gateway to the Finger Lakes and home of the women’s movement where the first Women’s Rights Convention was held in 1848. The Finger Lakes are a group of 11 narrow, glacier lakes in north to south valleys. Ithaca sits at the south end of Cayuga Lake and is home to Cornell University and Ithaca College. Since Cornell...

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May 22, 2008 - It’s Been Four Years

It’s been four years since Willie and I dropped Mark off at Cornell University but it didn’t feel as if it was that long ago as we drove into Ithaca. This town is just as pretty as we remembered it. Since Mark and Julia are currently out gallivanting around a neighboring town with their friends for a final celebration before graduation we had the day to ourselves. First stop… Wegmans. (For my Texas friends and family… think “Central Market”) We stocked up on groceries, ate lunch, and then headed off to find our campsite. Once we checked-in...

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