Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Stardate 59395.68 - Trip to Finger Lakes

Just got back from a terrific trip camping at the Finger Lakes. We stayed at Taughannock Falls State Park with its knifing 215-foot freefall waterfall in the Cayuga Lake area. We did some great hikes, and took in a couple of cool wineries. We ate dinner almost every night in Ithaca, home to Cornell University. It is a very cool college town, with really good food. We even ate at the famous Moosewood restaurant, although it was weird paying money to eat a meal out that we've probably cooked at home from one of their cookbooks. The best wineries that we went to were Thirsty Owl Wine Company and Lucas. Didn't like Americana - the server gave off a bad vibe. Also went to a hard cider place that was really cool with very nice people: Bellwether Hard Cider. We had perfect weather except for a very cold first night (thank goodness for 20 degree sleeping bags!) and a rainy final night (so we had to pack up everything wet and then dry it out in our Manhattan apartment!). It was just five days (Wed - Sun) but it was a much-needed break from work. Speaking of which, I have to get back on the clock.
Excalibur out.

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