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Aug 28, 2014 - Seneca Lake - Hops, Fabric, and Wine

Having consulted the Quilter's Travel Companion and knowing about all the wineries in the area, we headed south on 14, which is part of the Erie Canalway Historic Corridor. Seneca Lake was soon in view. We went to three fabric shops, each of which is owned and run by a Mennonite woman. We visited with Pauline Weaver at Weaver View Farms; I bought a quilt from her six years ago and it was nice to talk to her. She would like a photo of the quilt ("if you're so inclined"); it seems she does not have one. At her store there are also preserves...

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Aug 27, 2014 - Play Date

After some routine maintenance, we headed west on I90, along the Mohawk River, through rolling hills, rock fall zones, and farms in the valleys. In Verona, NY we stopped at the Resort at Turning Stone. We've stayed in the RV park here several times, usually passing through. This time we reversed things. We went into the casino, had lunch at the buffet, and spent a couple of hours playing slots, which was rewarding for me (winnings go into the quilt fabric fund, of course)and not quite so for Joe; then we left and drove on to Cheerful Valley...

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Aug 2, 2014 - Continuing across New York

We headed east on 80/90 and missed the split to 90. After taking corrective action (adding maybe 20 miles) we spent 40 minutes waiting as three lanes reduced to one. Next was a fuel stop and a Subway to go. We arrived at Cheerful Valley Campground in Phelps, NY. Our site was nice and wide; there were lots of families and lots of campfires. Wifi was free, but there was no signal. It had been a tiring day; we stayed in for a dinner of Amana ham, broccoli, potatoes, and salad. There was an overnight rainstorm. I like the NY highway signs...

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Aug 12, 2008 - Phelps, NY

We're now in the Finger Lakes area of New York. These were carved by glaciers so there is hill, lake, hill, lake... The Iroquois believed they were created by the hand of the Great Spirit. I didn't realize there were so many wineries here - we'll have to check them out.

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Aug 20, 2007 - 1st stop on our summer holiday

We headed through Buffalo on our way to the Finger Lakes area. Our first 3 nights are being spent in the Canandagua area. Canandagua boasts the widest main street in North America. Glenna has headed to a local outlet mall. It is raining here this afternoon.I have really enjoyed the fireplace today. It is cold here and the fireplace takes the chill off nicely.

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