Thursday, October 9, 2008

Gorging on nature

Please excuse my disappearance. We thought we might get away from all the election B.S. and the crashing market for a few days by going up to the Finger Lakes to visit our son and his girlfriend. Of course, there is no escaping politics.

For a couple of hours, though, we did find some relief in one of Ithaca's fabulous gorges. This photo was taken along the hiking trail at Buttermilk Falls State Park. As in all the gorges in Ithaca and Watkins Glen, the scenery is spectacular and the hike invigorating. And it's all free.

As we did last year, we spent our nights at Eco Village, and experimental community high on a hill overlooking the town. It's sort of a commune that grew up and became sensible. More about it later.

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