Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Lots To Do, Lots To See

Day 20: 185 Miles
Total: 7,553 Miles

Today we drove 185 miles but never left the area. We had a busy day though. After a great dinner at the Springside Inn last night we came back to the motel and got a good night's sleep. We then went to breakfast at the Auburn Diner. I love diners, and this is a great one. It is one of only 10 remaining Bixler diners of this type said to still be in existence.

After breakfast we went to the Willard Chapel in Auburn. Taken straight from their web site, "The Willard Memorial Chapel is an extremely rare example of the work of Louis C. Tiffany and Tiffany Glass and Decoration Co. in that it is the only complete and unaltered Tiffany chapel known to exist."

We ate lunch at the Green Shutter restaurant next to Emerson Park. Then we took a walk along South Street, shooting some interesting architecture. The first house belonged to NY Governor and Lincoln's Secretary of State William Henry Seward.

Next we went a little further down South Street and visited the home of Harriet Tubman. After that we went to see her grave in Fort Hill Cemetery. Neither her simple home nor her simple grave seem to do justice to the accomplishments of this amazing woman.

After that we decided to visit a few of the wineries along Cayuga Lake. We enjoyed the wine tasting as well as the scenery, and I added to my already adequate stock of wine.

After our winery tour we had dinner at Curly's, then we took a ride around Owasco Lake, waiting for sundown. At the appropriate time we went to the spot with the best views on the lake, which also happens to be the Tom Thumb ice cream parlor. We sat and had our dessert and watched another beautiful sunset.

Looking forward to another great day tomorrow.


This picture is for those of you who knew and loved them...

1 comment:

Aunt Mona said...

I'm glad you had such a happy day and I hope tomorrow is every bit as wonderful. The pictures are outstanding!