Courtyard by Marriott Ithaca
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Monday Nov 17th
07:30am: Well we are on our way. Woke up this morning to "SNOW", yikes! But we had the trailer all loaded and ready to go so we said lets give it a try anyway. As we were pulling out our neighbour Glen was out on his porch to send us off. Nice!
To say we were wondering whether we should turn around would be an understatement as the roads were ...
We started out from Marleen & Chris's house on Waneta Lake and drove to Hammondsport where we stopped at a bakery and had breakfast. It was a place where people knew and greeted each other by name. With the cool, rainy weather, it was pretty quiet on the streets compared to the summer high season.
From Hammonsport, we drove eastward through Watkins Glen to Ithaca. There we attempted to park in order to see/walk to one of the famous gorges on the campus ...
... of Cavern Cascade. Rim trails overlook the gorge. Our first outing allows us to explore this near-by venue which we think you will agree is a phantasmagorical journey through layers of rock forming an incredibly tall gorge carved out of slim layers of rock. There are round and heart-shaped basins of water polished smooth as glass and flowing from waterfall to a pool to a waterfall to pool (repeat).
Another nearby day trip took us ...
Had a beautiful drive through New York and western Massachusetts. Then arrived in Somerville where Lora and Nimah live. They have a cute apartment in a great area. Nimah can walk to work and Lora has a short drive. Took a walk around the neighborhood and then took the subway to ...