How did we end up here? We've lived in Northern Illinois for 23 years. Way too long for this vegetarian! Thankfully, we're only a Metra ride away from Chicago.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Far above Cayuga's waters

It's hard to get back into the swing of things after such a fabulous vacation.
On the way out east we headed to Canada for July 4th.
The kid's were able to get their first stamp on their passports.

Niagara Falls was beautiful



but VERY crowded with summer tourists.



After two days we were ready to head to a town less populated for the rest of our vacation.
It was our third trip back to Ithaca since I graduated 14 years ago. I feel incredibly lucky that we were able to live here for 4 years. There's not words to describe the natural beauty of the gorges.
Here's the view from the upper trail at Taughannock Falls:


Here's a view of Ithaca Falls:


A couple of days we relaxed at the swimming hole out at Treman Park:



Husband and kids let me sit and knit at the start of their hike here too.


The kids were at day camp for a week up at Cornell and they loved every minute of it. They were sad to have to come back home too as they instantly fell in love with campus and all the "field trips" they took with their groups.
I could spend a week every summer in Ithaca where organic food is in abundance, vegetarian entrees on the menus is commonplace and waterfalls are only a few blocks away.

2 Comments:

Anonymous KathyMarie said...

Did you eat at the Moosewood? I LOVED that place. I spent a few days in Ithaca about 4 years ago with a friend on a research trip. The undergrad library there is amazing. **swoon**

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Blogger Aim said...

That looks like such a fun trip! I bet it's tough to get back, but then you can revisit often with photos and memories :)

3:53 PM

 

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