June 30, 2010

Watkins Glen Day Trip

Today was so fun.  We took a quick day trip to Watkins Glen to hike the falls.  We started out with some sustenance.  A picnic with my sweetie...

And my baby....

And my Big Boy... Yes, that is YELLOW watermelon!  We bought it at Wegmans!

{They didn't exactly love that I made them eat off of pink polkadotted plates.... They said they weren't MANLY enough.  Hee hee...}

Here they are at the bottom of the falls... all full of piss and vinegar.  Raring to go.

And UP, and UP, and UP we went. 

The views couldn't have been more spectacular.

Breathtaking, even!

We walked under waterfalls...

Through caves...

I told you.... breathtaking!

We read... and learned...

We rested... and checked our PokeWalkers... Lots of stairs taken today... 859 to be exact!

Lots of photo ops!

How could I resist?

More waterfalls to walk behind. How cool is that?

And bridges to cross... And STAIRS to CLIMB...

A fresh mountain spring to drink from!  We even filled our water bottle
with "real" spring water.  They were very excited to have "to go" waters.

Garbage can huggers?

Doing a little dance at the top because we MADE IT!

Me... dying... at the top because I ran the last three... steep... flights of stairs.

On the way back down after ice cream at the top.


Still full of piss and vinegar.  How do they do that???

The falls are even more amazing on the way back down because you don't have to concentrate on going UP.  You can enjoy the peacefulness on the way back down.

The thing most people know about Watkins Glen is the race track. My husband goes to the track a lot. He loves racing, so I'm thinking about getting him these for his birthday. Well, maybe not the last one, but he would LOVE it. It is a bit much though! Shhhh! Don't tell him!

WATKINS GLEN RACING (Images of Sports)

WATKINS GLEN RACING (Images of Sports)

Shelbys at Watkins GlenShelbys at Watkins Glen

Professionally FRAMED WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL NASCAR Panorama [Panoramic Photograph] PosterProfessionally FRAMED WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL NASCAR Panorama [Panoramic Photograph] Poster


theUngourmet said...

What a breathtaking place! Just beautiful! The weather looks perfect too. ;)

Logo Pogo said...

Wow, Tami can't believe I have lived here all my life and have never visited. Must have got the memo about the stairs...lol.
All the pictures were amazing.
Might have to visit this summer. After this 90 degree week coming.
Thanks for sharing.

Judy said...

WOW -- that brought back some memories. I don't even know how many times we did that so many years ago but it still looks exactly the same! And steep . . . with many steps. I think I joined the "I'll ride the car to the top and meet you there for ice cream" category or walk the Indian trail to the top.

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

This looks like a beautiful place to hike! Your family is adorable.
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