Wednesday, October 17, 2007
We went to the Finger Lakes this past weekend. Specifically, we went to Watkins Glen, at the southern end of Seneca Lake. It was a beautiful, quiet trip out there, mostly on Route 17. After a major hassle with the crook who owns this dump, the Glen Way, where I had made reservations two months ago, we would up staying at the Seneca Lodge instead. (It was great, and a bargain besides.)
We visited several wineries, including Fox Run, Herman J. Weimer, Villa Bellangelo, Fulkerson and Glenora (the picture above was taken at Fox Run). On Monday, we hiked at the Watkins Glen State Park (the picture that follows was taken there).
Finally, on the way home, we stopped at the Woodlawn cemetery in Elmira to see Mark Twain's grave.
All-in-all, it was a wonderful couple of days - gorgeous scenery, great wine, and the nicest people on the planet.