Saturday, November 21, 2009

Watkins Glen and Montour Falls

The trip continues. We drove from Skaneateles down to Watkins Glen. We drove past around 25 vineyards. It reminded me of the Traverse City area in Michigan. Also known for producing great wine. We were kind of rushed to make all the stops we wanted to do so we didn't stop at any of the wineries. Bummer, I really want to do that the next time we go!! I took this out the car window as we were speeding along the lake on our way to WG.
Vinyards in the Finger Lakes
I know, why all the fascination with Watkins Glen? There is an amazing state park there and in the parking lot you can see one of the waterfalls at the park. Unfortunately, the park was closed but at least we got to see this one!

Watkins Glen 03Watkins Glen 02
In WG was a really nice quilt shop called Oh Susannah's. I managed to find a few things there. Like this amazing reindeer pattern. (both girls love the movie Prancer, so I may have to make 2 of these!) And the Pies and Tarts pattern that I am also in love with!! I found some ivory scales (for a future pond dragon quilt) and 2 clearenced quilt patterns and a bit of something for a Halloween quilt? Who knows! Anyone know where that panel for the 12 days of Christmas is still available??
Oh Suzannah's 01O Suzhanah's Purchase
Then we were on to Montour Falls. I had no idea what we were going there for except that it was amazing. DH was just driving through this historic subdivision and we pulled up (see our car) and there was the most amazing waterfall right in between 2 houses. Can you believe it? You could totally walk out in your back yard and sit down and watch the waterfall. It would be like, "hey want to hang out at my house, I have a waterfall in my back yard" AMAZING!!

View of Montour Falls from road
Here it is up close!!
Montour Falls 01
As you can see I am still a little bit behind in my posts. I am a little bit behind in my life too so I guess it is all good. I am having withdrawl from not being at the sewing machine for like 2 weeks!! I have to clean up the house, do laundry, grocery shop and clean up the sewing area too. All I really want to do is sew. DD1 and DH are headed to Grand Rapids to move DD's stuff to a storage facility closer to home (and cheaper) thank the sewing gods I don't have to go!! I am hoping for some quality sewing time tomorrow. I want to finish the borders on LTW's second lighhouse quilt and finish my Swanky quilt. I have a plan for the church ladies for the new year too so will keep you posted.

Hope you are all having a great weekend. I am so far behind in my blog reading I fear I will never catch up so if you haven't heard from me it's because I am a little behinder!!


Terry said...

Love the second waterfall! I'd never get anything done if I had that in my back yard! Just beautiful! :0)

Karen said...

I love Watkins and Montour Falls. My folks had a cottage on Seneca Lake and we had to drive by the falls in Montour (off the main road) for me on the way home!
Wish I knew you were there-live about an hour from there!


OH MY--you were in my hometown---I found you through Little red hen--(I think) seen the name Watkins Glen so had to pop over and see what you were up to!!! I was in Sue's quilt shop earlier today myself!!! we do have a pretty area here--I will be back to visit--Hugs, Di

Crispy said...

I just love waterfalls big and small, these are wonderful. I would love to have one right in my backyard. Hey, don't worry about trying to catch up with all the blogs, we all know you have been gone. Just start with the current days and call it good LOL.


Susan said...

I stumbled on your blog while skimming through the Quilter Blogs website...Watkins Glen caught my eye because it's only an hour from my house! Isn't it the most beautiful park? O'Susanna's is one of my favorite quilt shops too. I love all of the samples that she has made up...almost one for every pattern in the store!

Mrs Quilty said...

Love the waterfall! That town is pretty close to my daughter and SIL (Manlius, MY) and when we visited, he took us to Skaneatles (sp??:)'s such beautiful country!! Jealous that you could drive around and just see the countryside at your leisure! I'd love to take a fall trip throughout the northeast! Anyways, thanks for sharing the pics!

Allie said...

Wow. Beautiful pics - although if I lived that close to a waterfall I'd need a bathroom in every part of the house! Love that reindeer quilt.

Unknown said...

The photos brought back memories of our trip to WG for a Nascar race. The race wasn't exciting but the scenery around was the best.
We sometimes take for granted the absolute beauty of nature around us.

Faith said...

Wow looks like youre having a wonderful time there and I love your fabrics..... so pleased you got some Kaffe Fassett fabrics hes one of my favourite designers.

Micki said...

I love to look at waterfalls. We have a wonderful one near us!

Tanya said...

That's a neat picture of the waterfall in the backyard! I wonder if they ever have to worry about flooding...A lot of people don't like to live near rivers even in my area...

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