Jim and I have been maintaining a list of things to do "someday" for a very long time. And honestly, we have been doing a good job of whittling it down since I retired. Just this past winter, after seeing Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson's hit movie, did we officially name our list "The Bucket List".
One of the things on our list has been to visit some of the amazing sights right here in our own Finger Lakes region of New York. This summer we spent a day at the Corning Glass Museum in Corning, NY, a wonderful way to spend a day.
Yesterday, a totally gorgeous fall day, Jim and I, along with our newly retired friends, Linda and Jason, visited Taughonnock Falls State Park on the shore of Cayuga Lake. I think I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves.
Right inside the park, we came upon this beautiful sight
A small falls at the mouth of the gorge
Along the bottom of the gorge
To the base of the falls
Notice our cool walking sticks, handcrafted by BIL, Dale
A view from the South Rim Trail
Elderberries, which prompted me to tell Linda "Why I hated boys when I
was ten". The boys would get the hollow handles of fly swatters, pick
elderberries and hide and shoot (blow) them at us as we walked by. Not
only elderberries, but real peas (navy beans) which hurt like crazy.
I think I'll write a whole essay about "Boys are mean, throw stones",
Looking down on the falls from the South Rim Trail
The falls from the North Rim lookout
My favorite shot of the day
Since we hiked at least four miles, we ended the day by stopping for the best darn ice cream I've tasted in a very long time.