The Fingerlakes

This is where we stayed, The Black Sheep Inn in Hammondsport, NY on Keuka Lake (one of the Finger Lakes). Only open since March, it was recommended to us by a friend. Note the Octagon shape of the house - the gracious Innkeeper, Debbie said this was a popular style in the mid-1800s. She and her husband Marc (a KSU Interior Design graduate) worked on the house for 6 years to restore it to its original state! We can't wait to go back!

A view of the vineyards and Keuka Lake from Dr. Konstantin Frank's Winery - the first winery we visited on our way in on Sunday.

A view of the vineyards and Keuka Lake from Heron Hill Winery.

Fall foliage above the Hammondsport Village Square.

Ravines Winery

View of Seneca Lake from Atwater Estate Winery.

Dano's Heuriger on Seneca, where we ate lunch. In Austria, heurigers are an integral part of Viennese life. It is said that friends gather to enjoy the casual atmosphere, to drink new wine from mugs and to share hearty, satisfying heuriger food served family-style. The chef actually came out and talked to all the tables!

View from our lunch table at Dano's.

Taughannock Falls in Ithaca, NY drop 215 feet and our one of the highest falls east of the Rocky Mountains.

Keuka Spring Winery on our rainy Tuesday.


oldies but goodies

Meredyth afraid of Woody....

Madelyn telling Meredyth not to be afraid
Gwen & Woody when he was a puppy
Maggi being adorable
Seth being adorable