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June 23, 2017

June 21 - First Day of Summer

Allan H. Treman State Marine Park

“Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.” —Mark Black
The first day of summer in Ithaca was perfect...sunshine, low humidity and 75ยบ. We started our morning with breakfast on the flybridge, just the way I like it...with a view of the peaceful harbor, the park and the beautiful green hills that surround Ithaca. Our marina is very quiet during the week since most people who have their boats here for the season live in the area and are only here on the weekends...although there are a few exceptions like us. 

We spent the morning on the boat working on a few projects and taking care of everything day things. Then we decided to check out one of the breweries in the area for lunch. The Ithaca Beer Company has a great patio that over looks a small farm and was the perfect place to relax on a picture perfect first day of summer. 

Ithaca Beer Company is nestled in the heart of New York’s beautiful Finger Lakes Region and prides itself in brewing world-class craft beer inspired by its home in Ithaca, driven to reflect the culture, creativity, and diversity of the area. They have been crafting award-winning ales since 1998.
The great patio area where we enjoyed a relaxing lunch
Ithaca Beer Co. beer list 
I had the Happy Pils - Brilliantly clear and refreshing, this German Pilsner boasts a healthy amount of spicy noble Germans hops, and a dynamic, yet restrained malt backbone.  

Stan had Midnight Sun - Black Lager named for an episode of the “Twilight Zone” that references a painting of one of Ithaca’s waterfalls. This beer uses German malts, hops and yeast. It brings to mind roasted coffee, chocolate, and toffee.
Our lunch...wood fire pizza
I'm loving this weather!
One thing we've figured out in the last seven years of cruising is people on the east coast LOVE their ice cream. So to celebrate summer we went to Purity Ice Cream Co. for a little indulgence. 
Lots of wonderful treats to choose from
Stan chose Bulldog Crunch and I had Chocolate Raspberry Truffle...both were wonderful.
A beautiful first night of summer
This picture was taken at 9:52 and there was still a little light in the western sky.
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