Around the World, New York, USA

[Ithaca is Gorges – Ithaca, NY]

October 17, 2016

Two flights, one crying baby and a sinus headache later, we landed in Syracuse, NY, home of Otto the Orange and melty Insomnia cookies. I should mention that Syracuse is my undergraduate Alma Mater and thus I love it and it’s affinity for eyeball searing Orange without a second thought. Though we made a pitstop through Syracuse, we were actually on our way to Ithaca for a wedding.

First we grabbed lunch in Syracuse. I have to say that when I was in school  thought Phoebe’s was expensive so we didn’t go there that often. I was surprised to see that as an adult it really wasn’t…. Anyways, here are a few pictures to ease you into a hardy hike.

Home Sweet, Syracause

Home Sweet, Syracause

We're at Phoebe's

We’re at Phoebe’s

French onion soup anyone?

French onion soup anyone?

When in Ithaca, you gorge.

We, of course, had to see what Ithaca is most known for – it’s gorges. Below a few snaps from our rainy, mid-fall hike. If you’d like to try it yourself, here it is.

We are finally here!

We are finally here!

It's been awhile since we've seen actual gren grass in person

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen actual gren grass in person

We took the rim trail through Treman State Park

We took the rim trail through Treman State Park

Ben is just walking across this rickety bridge like nothing is wrong

Ben is just walking across this rickety bridge like nothing is wrong

It was pretty rainy which explains all the green foliage

It was pretty rainy which explains all the green foliage

but, we hit the trail anyways

but, we hit the trail anyways

I posed wiht this tree

I posed wiht this tree

we wandered further into the woods...

we wandered further into the woods…

Finally our hike turned into a stairmaster endurance test

Finally our hike turned into a stairmaster endurance test

but we made our way to the top

but we made our way to the top

And were rewarded by this view

And were rewarded by this view

I present to you: Fall in Ithaca

I present to you: Fall in Ithaca

We stayed at La Tourelle, which as indicated is basically a medieval-like hamlet in the quiet town of Ithaca. There was glamping in the back so in hindsight we may have stayed there. Upon arrival, we scoured the gift bag for jelly beans and of course ate lots of snacks ahead of the rehearsal dinner.

[I forgot to take pictures, go me!]

So, if we’ve learned anything during our time here it’s the following:

1- Take a hike while in Ithaca

2- Downtown Ithaca has a cute farmer’s market you will miss on Saturdays if you move too slowly

3- Ithaca Ginger Beer.

4- Go to Collegetown Bagels or Ithaca Bakery (same bagels at both) for carb-o-loading.

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