Embassy Inn Motel
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We made it. This place is pretty cool. We only did about a third of what's here and we will have to come back. This gorge has been created over hundreds of years of erosion and is really worth the time. Need to plan for a full to 3/4 day to take all this in.
Bring your old hiking ...
We woke this morning to a beautiful 58 degree, sunny day and were heading out to Watkins Glen State Park by 7:30. It was a nice 2 mile hike around the gorge. Very few people on the trail that early so it was a nice time to photograph the rock formations, streams, and ...
... my 21st birthday occurring at midnight into the 18th. Not that it matters much being twenty-one in Europe with the drinking age being eighteen, but why should I have to miss out on a night of free drinks? Amanda fit a big ribbon proclaiming that it was my birthday, and a shot-glass necklace for me in the small backpack she brought over. I think this means she loves me.
Amanda and I spent our first days together wandering ...
... out on because the congregation had an assembly that day.
My reason for wanting to visit this particular congregation was that I'd met sister Charlene Greenfield at the 2003 International Convention in Sydney. We'd had a brief conversation and when she told me where she was from I told her I would call in to see her whenever I got to the USA.
The reason for this was that I knew that if I ever made the trip I would definitely go ...
... of the Offenhauser engine is:
After that we took a drive up to the farm and I spent a little time walking about the vineyard with Michael's brother, Sam. It was a treat to meet Jean Argetsinger, who is still a moving force behind the IMRRC despite being well into her nineties, and also Louise, Michael's sister.
Michael wasn't well that evening and I took advantage of the fact that he didn't want to eat to ...
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