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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Along the shore of Seneca Lake

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Here we are in our Marriott room in Rochester. I am wondering why I have no dogs to take out for final walks, or why I don’t have a cat litter box in my bathtub. Hey, it’s all good!

Today we drove up to Rochester. We veered off the Interstate at Corning, New York (home of the Corning Glass Museum which at some other time would be a great place to visit) and headed up the western shore of Seneca Lake. The sun was pretty much absent most of the day, so the skies were a bit gloomy. We were afraid that we had missed all the fall foliage as our drive through the Catskills showed us nothing but trees mostly devoid of their leaves. Wow, were we surprised to see the colors vibrant and shining through the gloom! Glorious color!

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

The vines shared the hillside with the trees.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

The scenery reminded us very much of Lake Geneva in Switzerland. Maybe the hillsides were not as tall as there, but very similar in look with vines clinging to the side going down to the lake. Beautiful! Fittingly so, at the North end of the lake we came to the town of Geneva. A pretty town you could picture yourself living in. We passed through the Main Street area which was alive with small boutiques and shops, so unlike the abandoned downtown areas that other cities seem to have. Score one for Geneva.

Between Geneva and Rochester was mostly rolling hills and plenty of farmland. Perfect for goats! (hint, hint)

Sorry, all these photos were taken from the car. No time to really stop and take photos as we needed to get on in to Rochester.

Tomorrow Rick will be done with work by early afternoon and then our mini vacation will start. We are headed to Skaneateles and our B & B.


So Pretty! My husband is from Massena, NY and has lots of family in Rochester and Syracuse. We went for a visit in October one year and it was so beautiful!  Your photos remind me of that trip!

Such a beautiful time of year - my very favourite.  Your photos really capture the autumn colours I love. Enjoy your break.

Beautiful colors and a gorgeous area. Looks like a wonderful place to retire….almost as nice as Sand Creek Park. Have a great mini vacation!

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