In our second day in upstate New York, Sunshine and I had a good wander around the Ithaca area. My old friend Mike B. went to school in the area and was a great source of leads for places to go see. It was still frigidly cold and windy, but the places he pointed us to were totally worthwhile.
First up–Buttermilk Falls Park:
Next up, Beebe Dam:
Beebe Dam was off of one side of the Cornell Campus — which intensely put both Sunshine and I in the mind of Matt Ruff’s Fool On The Hill. If you haven’t read it, definitely go do so, and then read the rest of his catalog, as it’s all as good or better than Fool…
We then headed out of Ithaca and up the western shore of Cayuga Lake to Taughannock Falls — this was definitely the peak of the weekend for me: