One of My Favorite Places

So I wrote this post a while ago and forgot to post it. Better late than never! 🙂

On July 4th Adam and I were meeting a friend in Ithaca. Ithaca is one of my absolute favorite places in the world! There are so many parks and trails with the most beautiful views, it’s surrounded by wine country and breweries, Cayuga Lake is beautiful, everyone is always friendly, and there are so many great places to eat! And you can’t forget that “Ithaca is gorges”!

We woke up at my normal early time, packed up the car and headed out. I enjoyed my coffee on the ride down.

It’s not a far drive from our house. We decided to make the day of it. I love running and walking the trail that goes from Cass Park to Stewart Park.

The route that we ran is about 8 miles round trip, but it goes so quickly! There is so much to look at. I spend most of the time admiring the views. Adam and I have probably ran this trail 10 times and it never gets old! Porter enjoys the run as well!

 

After we completed our run, we hung out in the shade and gave Porter some water while we also hydrated and ate our current favorite breakfast: fruit and yogurt. It’s surprising and delightful how much protein Greek yogurt has in it. Normally we add granola, but we forgot to pack it that day.

We got our sailboat ready and took it out on Cayuga Lake. This was our third sail total, and first time out of this lake. It was a perfect day for sailing. We ended up being out for about 3 hours! It was so relaxing that I’m excited to take it there again. Our boat doesn’t have a motor, so we got a good workout rowing out to the lake. Porter joined us for the first time and he loved it! He loved getting up on the edge and looking at the water.

We had a late lunch at Ithaca Bakery- one of our favorite places in Ithaca. Then met our friends at Buttermilk State Park where they were camping. It was great weather for camping.

By the time we were arriving back in the Syracuse area we could see fireworks from the highway in a couple different places on the horizon. It was a really pretty view.

This was one of the first days I actually felt like it was summer. We’ve been cooped up inside so often this year due to all of the rain. Speaking of, its currently pouring outside-no surprise!

Have you been to Ithaca, NY? What is one of your favorite things about Ithaca?

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