Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 13:35:29 -0600

Author: Duane Warn

Subject: Re: Finger Lakes, was icecream

Post:

Sam,

It looks like you had a fun time. All we have around here are
subdivisions. The cows are all gone.

If you want to do some biking, there is the green belt along the river
that goes for several miles. One faculty member is doing something
about a float down the river. We have several wineries
but there to far to ride a bike. They are from to one hours drive
from campus. If golf is your thing, we have lots of courses and they
are usually not to busy. I don't know what they charge, but last time
several people commented on how cheap it was to play.

Duane

>>> sampere@physics.syr.edu 06/12/02 11:57AM >>>
Here's a quick report on my weekend excursion with my 8 year old. We
left early Friday evening for
the 2 hour drive to the southwest shore of Seneca Lake, one of the
Finger Lakes. There are a bunch
of them, Cayuga, Skaneatlas, Otisco, Keuka, Canandaigua... They were
dug by glaciers, and are
surrounded by very big hills.

We set up our tent at the Watkins Glen State Park - it was our first
time camping out. He was wired,
I was busy thinking of ways to improve this for the next time. He
wouldn't go to sleep, he was all
excited.

Got up Saturday, and biked to the race track and watched the formula 1
cars go around for a while.
It was all uphill there. We were on a tandem, so I didn't have to wait
for him, I just dragged him
along. Those cars are real cool to watch in person, not so exciting on
TV in my opinion. Then we
biked to the gorge and hiked all of that. It was a beautiful hike.

Then we biked to 4 wineries. I sampled wine while he sampled grape
juice and cheese. We bought 6
bottles of wine and 2 kinds of cheese. 2 bottles are now gone, my wife
is really glad we went now!

Biking back to our campsite took 25 minutes from town, uphill all the
way! (It took about 10 minutes
from the camp to town, downhill so much easier) We rode about 30 miles
or so, hiked 2 or 3 miles.
He crashed real hard Saturday night, had to wake him up Sunday. We
biked about 20 miles Sunday, then
packed up and left.

On the way home, we stopped at Tunkhannock Falls, on the southwest
shore of Cayuga Lake. That was
even more impressive than Watkins Glen. We hiked up to the falls,
playing in the stream the whole
way up. The falls are 215' high, and lots of water was coming down
because of all the spring rain we
had. Then we drove through Montezuma National Wildlife refuge. Saw
some cool birds, fish, and
turtles.

We got home Sunday night about 6:30. He was toast, and may still be
recovering from this energetic
trip. We had a difficult time waking him Monday morning for school
when he typically beats us awake
in the morning. What a blast - had a good time with the kid, lots of
exercise, gorgeous scenery,
lots of nature, and good wine and cheese to enjoy for a while.

Anybody up for some biking in Boise? Any wineries to tour up there?
Or are there just cattle
ranches around there?

Sam

Duane Warn wrote:

> Sam,
>
> So where is this Finger Lakes? All I see around is a lot of
whineries and a puddle on the floor.
>
> Duane
>
> >>> sampere@physics.syr.edu 06/07/02 09:44AM >>>
> Actually, I was planning on using the LN2 for action/reaction a la
Hero's engine to
> propel us forward without having to pedal.
>
> It's gorgous through the Finger Lakes -- lots of wineries, gorges,
streams, hills,
> etc. Bill, you need to come back for a visit and check out the
Corning Museum of
> Glass.
>
> ;)
>
> Sam
>
> William Beaty wrote:
>
> > On Fri, 7 Jun 2002, Sam Sampere wrote:
> >
> > > Thanks for the recipes y'all.
> > >
> > > I'm off soon for a weekend of biking and camping throught the
Finger Lakes with
> > > my 8 year old.
> >
> > Won't the ten gallons of LN2 be hard to carry?
> >
> > :)
> >
> > Wow, I haven't seen the fingerlakes since childhood. I grew up in
Elmira.
> >
> > (((((((((((((((((( ( ( ( ( (O) ) ) ) )
)))))))))))))))))))
> > William J. Beaty SCIENCE HOBBYIST
website
> > billb@eskimo.com http://amasci.com
> > EE/programmer/sci-exhibits science projects, tesla, weird
science
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