Saturday, August 30, 2014

Turkey Vultures in B&W

More interpretations at I’d Rather B Birdin’.

Big Moose Community Chapel

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Week Thirty-Six - 16 To Go

After spending two days cruising on the Erie Canal this summer (2014), read this fascinating historical account of Clinton's Ditch. Martha E. Kendall's attention to detail recalled for me the scenes viewed by me during my canal journey.

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Great New York State Fair 2014

The day started off 66˚ and sunny. So Joan and I decided to attend the Fair. Good choice. The ride over went well. Easy access to parking off 690 and the E-Z Pass line was quick. Because we parked in mid-morning we were close to Gate 3.

After checking our carry bag and purse we entered the fair grounds. For such a sunny day the crowd was easy to walk through.

Our first stop was the sand sculpture. This year's theme was Dr. Seuss.
Next up was the quilt display.
After having an apple dumpling, we entered the Butterfly House.
We walked around the flower display.
After having a King David gyro for lunch, we looked in on the rescued birds of prey.
Due to the rising temperature, we decided to leave the Fair. On our way to the car, we passed our favorite Dinosaur Rib Master, the living statutes, and the Stony Brook and Canton mascots.
Once again a great time at The Great New York State Fair.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Week Thirty-Five - 17 To Go

Typical police procedural. While no Kurt Wallander, protagonist Inspector Sejer's quirky personality should hold the reader interest. Karin Fossum does not appear to be as dark as some of her fellow Norwegian writers.

Church of the Lakes

Inlet NY
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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Bassmaster Governor's Challenge

Courtesy of The Citizen/Sarah Jean Condon

Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited Cayuga County toady to host the Bassmaster Governor's Challenge on Owasco Lake.

Although I arrived to late to photograph the governor, I did take some photos along the outlet.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Road Trip - Lowville

 Trumpet Vine - Blue Mt. Museum

Shane started his truck up at 6AM. We were wondering who was in our front yard at 88 Perrine. Once we became oriented we rest for another hour.

Stopped at the convenience store near Black River for the morning paper. Took road immediately to the left after the bridge. Brought us out on Rt. 12. Short distance to Pioneer Cafe on the right.

Lindsay, our waitress, was very professional. Diane, the owner, was in the kitchen cooking. Joan had a triple stack of French Toast with sausage. I had a Spinach and Feta omelet with homemade English muffin. Both were delicious and cooked to perfection.

Leaving the Pioneer Cafe asked the two ladies and gentleman in the booth behind us if they were following us. They were at the Pine Tree having dinner last evening. Recall at the Pine Tree they were discussing having spaghetti pie for dinner.

Our return to Camp Michael took 30 minutes.

Walked around Camp Michael. Talked with Joe Thurston and his dog, Lady. He said the Pioneer Cafe for closed for awhile - dispute between the owners, two sisters. Reopened this month.

We took a quick walk into Francis Lake. There were two loons way out on the lake.
They are there along the line between the dark and light water.

Returned to the convenience store near Memories and filled up with gas.

Clear sailing to Adams Center and Rt. 81, but once we reached Oneida Lake the rain was so heavy we had to pull over and wait it out.

Once home the answering machine had three messages from The Woods Inn. Since the telephone was down and the credit card machine was unable, Lily, our waitress, wrote down our credit card numbers but forgot to list the expiration date and code on the back. The Innkeeper phoned again and we settled up.

All in all a great road trip.

Adirondack Road Trip:
Old Forge
The Woods Inn 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Road Trip - Camp Michael

As we were leaving the Blue Mt. Museum we viewed a seaplane flying overhead. Heading South down the hill we stopped at the Blue Mt. Designs. There we purchased a new Adirondack hat for me and a pie-shaped branding iron and old aluminum tea pot for Joan.
On the grounds on Blue Mt. Designs.

Made the mandatory visit to the Blue Mt. Lake beach.
Drove through Inlet. Once in Eagle Bay turned on to the Big Moose Road. The road was dusty and progress was slow but not difficult. Pulled over to photograph The Big Moose Community Chapel.
Arrived at Camp Michael. Grounds looked good. Interior was ship-shaped. But had difficulty getting TV to work. Phoned Michael and he set me straight.

Went to the Coach Light by Michael and Emily’s suggestion but since there was only one car in the parking lot decided to go with the Pine Tree (which had 20+ cars).
At the Pine Tree, Jacklyn was our waitress. She was very efficient.. We had Chicken Parm (my have been the best we ever had here) and I had a cup of Chicken and Rice soup. Evidently the chef sprained his ankle and the owner was cooking this evening.

Returned to Camp Michael. Got the TV working again. Watched the Red Sox game on ESPN. We both read and went to bed early.

Rained hard during the night - free car wash.
Adirondack Road Trip:
Old Forge
The Woods Inn