I run away frequently. I run away to the woods - that's why I hike with just the dogs frequently, and why I backpack. I run away to the city - nothing like leaving all responsibilities behind and being spoiled for a while. I run away with music - isn't it fun to crank the radio and drive by yourself? I frequently run away in a book - that's the whole point of reading, right? Sometimes, I even run away with someone else. Last week the Woodsman and I took an anniversary trip (18 years folks) and headed off without the kids to the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.
We paddled almost every day (Keuka, Cayuga, and an attempted paddle at Honeoye which got rained out). We biked every day (the Keuka Outlet trail between Penn Yan and Dresden is awesome). We went out to dinner (love Moosewood in Ithaca and found a great little pub in Penn Yan). We also visited a copious amount of wineries, breweries and distilleries). It was a great little trip. We came back ready to tackle the last of our to do lists, and prepared to start the school year. It's good to run away.
|Taughannock Falls - Ithaca|
|Orchid Room at Sonneburg Gardens|
|Italian Garden at Sonnenburg|
|Pan Statue in the Rock Garden at Sonnenburg Gardens|
|View of Keuka Lake frome Dr. Frank Konstantin Vinefera|
|Keuka on a stormy morning|
|Ports, Sherries and Ice Wines|
|Christmas Shopping - Finished!|
|Whites and Champagne|
Pleasant Valley Winery - Hammondsport
Americana - Trumansburg, Miles - great view of Seneca Lake
Dr. Frank Konstantine - wonderful wines- great view of Keuka Lake
McGregor - really unique tasting experience - you stay seated at your own table in their beautiful tasting room (view of Keuka) and they serve you.
There are lots of other wonderful choices too. Check them out! Have fun running away, wherever it is that you run.
Keuka Lake Wine Trail
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
Seneca Lake Wine Trail