Labor day week end

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when ever we go on a day trip we always stop for lunch…and a cocktail of course:)

 

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Main street Skaneateles Lake (/ˌskæniˈætləs/ or local /ˌskɪniˈætləs/)[1] is one of the Finger Lakes in central New York in the United States. The name Skaneateles means long lake in one of the local Iroquoian languages. The lake is sometimes referred to as “The Roof Garden of the Lakes” because its altitude (863.27 ft or 263.12 m) is higher than the other Finger Lakes.[2] It is 16 mi (26 km) long (17 mi or 27 km long including the bogs at the south end of the lake) and on average 0.75 mi (1.21 km) wide, with a surface area of 13.6 sq mi (35 km2), and a maximum depth of 315 ft (96 m). The cleanest of the Finger Lakes, its water is so pure that the city of Syracuse and other municipalities use it unfiltered. The City of Syracuse spends about 2.3 million dollars a year to protect lake quality, sixteen people inspecting (usually twice a year) each of the 2600 properties in the watershed, which is relatively small, compared to other Finger Lakes. William Henry Seward called it “The most beautiful body of water in the world.”
Taken from Wiki

 

 

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i can see for miles and miles……… the prettiest finger lake.. and the cleanest. we generally only visit 2 or 3 of the 5 finger lakes.. mostly because there’s nothing to see on the other ones..unless your a fisherman.. we aren’t

 

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just couldn’t get over how low these bikes were

 

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i fell in love with these crates… maybe it was the wording.. shrimp..up here:)???

 

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there were 2 boats working labor day week-end.. this was the dinner cruise one… it does almost the entire lake.. too long for me… and we just ate

 

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while we waited for our boat… i watched these kids. , this lake is very cold.. didn’t even hit 70.. and the temp out side was 89
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the guys were playing some sort of chicken game

 

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then there’s the rude people who stand right in front of you, when you trying to shoot. .. and there’s no one else around…. WTH

 

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ok… now we r on our boat.. i think it’s the mail boat. an hour ride, and some history. this is also the lake that the CLINTONS vacationed on ..you know Bill and Hillary. but ill get back to that in my next blog…
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a view b4 we could get on

 

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i have always been intrigued by this setting, as many times as we have gone to this lake , i always have to get a shot.. it make me feel like I’m …some where else….in the world

 

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a church we passed on the boat ride

 

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not too many houses look like this on the lake.. theres a great deal of money here. a lot of “outsiders” come here for vacation

 

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there are more this style” house” around the lake ..than not

 

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and on our way home…. i caught this

 

i just got the biggest kick out of this..
i just got the biggest kick out of this.. it sits at a local restaurant, one of our favorite, and where we always stop for lunch

MEAN WHILE ..BACK AT THE MANSION

well if you found your way back inside the mansion this is what  you would or could have seen. of course i had to pick a crowded day, and some times people are not at their best when it 100%humidity, and no one cared that i was trying to take photos .

welcome to the living room
welcome to the living room
i guess rich men have always hunted big game..
i guess rich men have always hunted big game..
he was a camera buff.. Mr. Thomson was
he was a camera buff.. Mr. Thomson was
this contraption was used to make portraits.... can you imagine
this contraption was used to make portraits…. can you imagine
he loved His cameras, cant fault the guy:)
he loved His cameras, cant fault the guy:)
i cant imagine lugging this thing around
i cant imagine lugging this thing around
they would listen to music after dinner
they would listen to music after dinner. the record seemed to be made of copper?! but anyway, there’s so much more, i just wanted to give you a taste of life back then. inthe next few days, ill be walking around the mansion and showing off the bedrooms and bathrooms. apparently , people liked going to His house because there was a bathroom in every bedroom…… something No one could believe, a 1/3 o the country was just getting inside plumbing . have a good rest of the day. and.. thank for stopping by

My 4th of July..Americana style

the town is named after Glenn Hammond Curtiss,the American motorcycle designer and manufacturer
the town is named after Glenn Hammond Curtiss,the American motorcycle designer and manufacturer
this little lakeside community sits on the shores of a finger lake called Keuka Lake
this little lakeside community sits on the shores of a finger lake called Keuka Lake
there's always time for antiquing
there’s always time for antiquing
some great finds... if you have the money
some great finds… if you have the money
some beautiful B&B's steps away from the beach.
some beautiful B&B’s steps away from the beach.
a very artsy community, something for everyone
a very artsy community, something for everyone
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yep.. Hes for sale too
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had to have some iced “Italian”coffee
and its always a safe bet we will see  a few horse and buggies  as we travel through the  Amish Community
and its always a safe bet we will see a few horse and buggies as we travel through the Amish Community
well that does it for today’s journey.  it was a long holiday week end for us. more tales to follow. thanks for stopping by. have a great day.

these were all shot with MY Iphone

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