Monday, January 14, 2013

Hello Monday - A Monday Adventure

I'm linking up with Lisa Leonard for Hello Monday!

Hello Monday. You came & went so fast, but thanks for a wonderful day!

So Sunday night Clint & I were talking about what we'd like to do on his next couple days off. For those of you that don't know, my husband has a work schedule of 8 days on & 6 days off. It's nice in many, many ways. We do have to be careful of spending though, on his days off.
We decided to take a little adventure up to Watkins Glen in NY on one of the finger lakes. We've never been up that way, so we thought it'd be fun. We heard a lot about different things up there & couldn't wait to get a look for ourselves.
The weather was a chilly 40ish degrees. It was windy too. And I hate wind. But we did have the sunshine & that made it beautiful!
We drove to the south side of Seneca Lake, which is Watkins Glen.

 We went to the state park there & saw the AMAZING gorge. Apparently, there's thousands of miles of trails running through here - clear out to the Dakotas! We weren't able to walk far because of ice being on the trails. But we did get a super cool shot of the water rushing through the gorge.

The kids wanted to play on the playground at the state park, so we took a little break & let them have fun! I snapped some cute photos!

We enjoyed a packed lunch under a pavilion before we were on our way to adventure again.
We then took a nice scenic drive around Seneca Lake & around the other side, while the kids napped, before we headed home!

We had a super fun day. It's fun to break up the same old of being at home & go out to explore the area that we live in! And when you can just take a day trip to do so, that makes it easier & more spontaneous! :)
 We really can't wait until the weather warms up to go up again. We have lots more to see, do, & explore! There's lots of waterfalls in the area, big & small that we want to see. We want to go swimming & do more hiking!

Anyone been to Watkins Glen or the Finger Lakes before?
We would love to hear some touring advice on what to see & do the next time we go up!


  1. Oh, I've been to that Gorge! It's beautiful. The whole area is beautiful, but I can totally relate to the wind being a bummer! How nice that you get to spend extended time with your husband and kids!

    1. Yes, it is really pretty there! We can't wait to go back in the summer to be able to venture a little more!
      Thanks for visiting :)