Friday, 24 August 2012

Robert H. Treman State Park, NY (Trip # 4) August 2012

Short trip to the Finger Lakes district near Ithaca, mainly to eat at the Moosewood Restaurant (of the vegetarian cookbook fame).  Food was amazing, weather was great for late August, and the kayaking on two of the smaller glacial lakes was fun.

I have included a few pictures from 2 other pre-retirement trips we took to the Finger Lakes - one in the summer to see Watkins Glen ( ) and to take a glass-blowing class at the Corning Glass Museum ( ), and the other for Canadian Thanksgiving where we stayed in a cabin at a winery ( ).  Ate at Moosewood both times - the menu changes daily.


Taughannock Falls State Park, Ithaca ( ).

Upper Falls at Taughannock Falls State Park.

Gorge Trail in Taughannock Falls State Park.

Watkins Glen State Park along Gorge Trail.

Watkins Glen State Park along Gorge Trail.


Preparing for glider lift-off above fall colours at Harris Hill Soaring Center over the Chemung River Valley ( ).

Buttermilk Falls State Park, Near Ithaca ( ).

Buttermilk Falls State Park, near Ithaca.


Boat Launch at Cayuta Lake on a bright warm morning.


Deer at park near Whitney Point Lake, east of Ithaca.

Heron at Whitney Point Lake.

Robert H. Treman State Park ( ).

Robert H. Treman State Park, near Ithaca.


Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Tygart Lake State Park, WVa (Trip # 3) August 2012

A long 1 day drive from Stouffville, this park is south of Morgantown, WVa.  The last couple of years, I always wanted to see West Virginia - it did not disappoint!  Not a lot of people here in the park this year as a drought forced them to remove the marina.  Shortly thereafter, the water levels returned.  This was a 10 day trip. ( )

Tygart Lake from shoreline.

Mystery fungus.

Another mystery fungus.

All by ourselves.

Another gourmet camp meal.

Just before she took off on us, hunting deer.  It took about 15 minutes before she finally wandered back - hot, tired and thirsty.  Boy, there are a lot of deer here!

I was banned from going on the dam tour, as all foreign nationals must undergo an FBI background check 30 days in advance.  Damn!  Since our dog is from Ohio, I'm sure she would have been fine.

Calm morning on the lake.

Side trip to Valley Falls State Park ( ).