"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

May 30, 2017

May 30 – Ithaca, NY

Allan H. Treman State Marine Park

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." – Socrates
Sorry it's been awhile since I've posted. We've been settling into our summer home...meeting the neighbors, cleaning the boat, doing laundry, doing a little exploring and hiding from the rain. Mostly hiding from the rain. 

We got to explore the Ithaca Farmers Market on Saturday (pics when the weather is nicer). There's a nice bike trail that runs from our marina in Allan H. Treman Park to the market at Steamboat Landing, but when the weather is nice we can go by dinghy. The market seemed wonderful but a little slow this weekend since it was wet and cold. I think we'll enjoy having the market so close…lots of great booths and entertainment. 

Sunday was our only day without rain, so Stan took the dinghy out and did a little fishing...no luck catching fish, but he had fun. We hope to find some streams to fly fish in once we have our car. While he fished, I wandered through little shops in the downtown area near the Commons. Getting around Ithaca is pretty easier on a bike. 

View towards the inlet to the lake from our boat
Our greatest find so far in Ithaca is Wegmans...upstate New York's version of HEB or Publix. It's by far the very best grocery store we've ever seen. It not only has 10s of thousands more items than the normal grocery store, but it is also a beautiful place. This place is a definite bonus we're going to enjoy this summer...we'll be spoiled when we have to leave in the fall.

Stock photos from the internet of Wegman's Grocery store
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  1. Just randomly happened on your blog. I lived in Ithaca for 40yrs. Moved to Dewey Beach, DE in 2014. I miss Weggie's the most. We are RVers now and found one in Virginia last winter. Ithaca has been their test market for years now - lots of money and college folks around. Ithaca has a ton of good restaurants. The Ithaca Festival is this week(end). You must go to the parade!! Make sure you hit Taughannock Park and Falls. O'Malley's halfway up the lake on the west side is a cool place. Village of Aurora (Aurora Inn) on the east side. Don't know if you can dinghy that far and the lake can be treacherous when the wind comes up! Grassroots Festival. Cornell campus. My old employer, Ithaca College. Truly a special place on earth.

    1. Thank you for all that great info! We are truly excited about spending the season here. We'll have our car here by the second week in June, so we can explore all the wonderful things this area has to offer. I was just reading about the Ithaca Festival this morning. 😊
      If you think of anything else we shouldn't miss...please let us know. Susie