Wednesday, August 19, 2009

a walk, failed boat attempt & a puppy

We started our day with a walk in the vineyard. I tried a grape, but it sure didn't taste like the ones you get in the grocery store.
Seneca Lake is the deepest lake in New York State. The lake helps to moderate the temperature and the land is steeply sloped, so that is the reason why the area is perfect for growing grapes and making wine. There are dozens of wineries around the lake.
Our house rental is on a cliff. We had to walk up another steep hill to get up to the vineyard. We have to walk down 86 steps to get to the beach, or take a windy road.

In the vineyard


After our walk in the vineyard, we headed down to the beach to take the dogs for a ride in the canoe. That lasted about 5 minutes! The water was wavy, the canoe tippy, especially whenever the dogs would move, and the paddlers became nervous the canoe would tip.

We headed back to shore, and decided to stay on dry ground the rest of the day. Maybe we'll try a rowboat next time. Something more stable.

At least Oreo got to wear his snazzy life vest!

We drove to an Amish store in PennYan. A mama and her 8 week pup were at the door to greet us! Oh, I wanted to take the puppy home. When I picked up the puppy, and you could tell his mama was very concerned about him. He was the runt of the litter, his five siblings already spoken for. The Amish lady at the store said she'd have to find a new home herself if she gave the puppy away. Guess the runt is staying on the farm. I'm sure he'll have a good life.

The store was full of all sorts of goodies, at really low prices. Chocolate candy bars for 33 cents! Here are some of the beautiful, handcrafted quilts.

There was a sign in the store that read,"Theft detection device in use-it has never failed us yet. It is called TRUST". I thought that was great. I mean, if you steal from the Amish that's pretty sad.

6 comments:

Jules said...

It sounds like you are having a fabulous time. What a cute pup!

Lian said...

Love all the pictures, especially the one from the Lake, they are gorgeous!!

madcobug said...

I could never make those hills and steps with this back. That grape may not have been ripe yet LOL. Oreo looked cute in his life vest. I love that little pup. Those quilts were beautiful. Good theft rule to go by. Helen

Diana said...

Thanks for posting all the vacation stuff. Im living thur you since Im already back at work. Kids start tomorrow. Diana

Ludo van Doggy said...

What a great vacation. Oreo looks great in his jacket and I loved the little store.

Sayit-baldys said...

SO MANY THIEVES SEEM TO HAVE NO COCSCIENCE, TAKING CANDY FROM A BABY AND SUCH ACTS.

IS IT WORSE NOW THAN WHEN JESUS WALKED THE EARTH ?

PROBABLY SO BECAUSE THE POPULATION IS GREATER. sam