Finger Lakes Region, NY

Friday June 24, 2016 – Travel Day

New_York_-_Finger_Lakes_region_map_with_road_shieldsThis map shows the main Villages around the Lakes.finger-lakes-mapThis is what we are going to explore for the next 2 weeks.  If you look at a map of New York State, this is kind of west in the middle.  Everyone told us that this is a beautiful place and they were not kidding.  We will do a series of post on the different places we went while we are here.

First, let me fill you in where we left off.  We left Hamburg and headed to Orchard Park, outside of Buffalo.  We went to Colton RV to get our slide topper repaired.20160624_095445We can not say enough about Colton RV.  Everyone there was very nice and professional.  I wish they were in Florida, in case we ever need them again.  They fixed our slide topper, checked our inverter and dumped our tanks.  What more could you ask for.  A special thank you to Stacy for treating us so nice.

20160707_09022720160624_131907This is the Finger Lakes Moose Lodge 823 in Waterloo, NY.  They have 110 power, water and sewer.  Wonderful. Thank goodness the weather was very mild, because we could not use the air conditioners because of lack of power.  There were a few hot days, but we have been able to manage.20160624_131916Nice a level.20160624_131933Very wide site.  There are others campers to the left that stay here seasonally.  We are the only transients here right now.  They have 2 spots.  We got all set up and headed to Moose to introduce ourselves.  It was suggested that we go to Connie’s Diner for Dinner.20160705_15215020160626_13574020160705_152444It is owned by Italians, so there is a lot of Italian dishes on the menu, plus your usual fare.  Nice and clean and very friendly wait staff.

Saturday June 25, 2016 – Seneca Lakefinger-lakes-mapWe are staying in Waterloo.  We decided to check out Seneca Lake today.  We headed to Geneva and went south to Penn Yan.  There is a large flea market at The Windmill Farm & Craft Market near Penn Yan.windmill-top-bannerIt was very nice, but only open on Saturdays, so we had to go.20160625_084500Penn Yan United Methodist Church.20160625_08450620160625_084513The houses have so much character in the area.20160625_110613On to Watkins Glen.  Beautiful town and waterfront.20160625_11003820160625_110150Boats everywhere.20160625_110844Lake Tour Cruises.20160625_110732Since 1934.20160625_11093920160625_111049The water is so blue and sail boats everywhere. Beautiful!20160625_111042Looking north towards Geneva.20160625_113836The drive back north.20160625_11493920160625_11503720160625_123836The Farms are beautiful. The pictures don’t do it justice with the wheat and the corn. The colors are so fantastic.20160625_123841Big farms too.

We drove through Waterloo, The Birthplace of Memorial Day.20160627_124338The first Memorial Day was held in Waterloo, NY.20160626_135825National Memorial Day Museum.20160626_13584020160625_172521We got back to the Moose in time for a wedding.20160625_17283920160625_173204

Tomorrow we are heading to Seneca Falls and Cayuga Lake.