The Weekend That Changed it All
As for all New York City residents there comes a time, a desire and a curiosity to leave the magical island of Manhattan in search for new adventures and opportunity to make sweet memories. It seemed as if we had done and seen it all… from Pelhem Bay Park and City Island to Coney Island and Brighton Beach. We had biked seemingly every inch of the city then got a little braver and went further (with bikes in tow and metro north tickets in hand) to the Walkway over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, the many wineries of the Hudson Valley and camping excursions to Taconic State Park in Delaware County and the Hamlet of Phoenicia in the Catskills… our desire to explore the great state of New York grew stronger.
It was a casual conversation with a co-worker about weekend festivities and where the bikes had taken us that spawned a response “God, you’ve been everywhere! Have you been to the Finger Lakes? Biking up there is amazing!”. My response was…“No, where’s that? Soon after that conversation I of course put my best google skills to work finding that this Finger Lakes region could be found about 5 hours north west of NYC by car. “Holy crap” I thought, “5 hours! I could fly out west in the time it would take to get there, what is in the Finger Lakes again that is worth me driving 5 hours one way?!?”
To be continued…