Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Skaneateles NY with a poodle tourguide

available at http://www.nest58.com/
Grab a phone and call a friend...
On our recent trip to the Finger Lake region of NY we spent a day in Skaneateles a quaint town on Lake Skaneateles. Pronounce that, Skinny-Atlas please.
 I was so enchanted by the town, the homes, the tree lined streets full of history and architecture, and yes lovely stores! that I forgot to take real pix of the actual lake. Just a few through shop windows.

 I DO have many mental pix of the lake as we walked and walked, we sat on a bench quietly viewing the water and people-watching. We saw a concert in a gazebo in the park along the lake. We saw a wedding rehearsal dinner at the fancy restaurant in town. Lots of mental pix.
 The day started with lunch...

We shared a lunch of roasted beet salad and a mushroom pizza at this tiny little restaurant. There were two tables outside, on a warm sunny day. Cole had his special needs food... and a big bowl of cool water.


Are y'all going to eat all that pizza yourself? I like cheese...





We looked around the shops,
Another lovely cow picture. Love the pig too. Available at a wonderful store called http://www.nest58.com/
oh my look at the view out of the store window!
I can't imagine why I didn't buy this.

I went through quite a mermaid phase in quilting. I have at least two large mermaid based quilts I show in my lecture series.


Metal and glass... yum... I was probably over stimulated at this point. My eyes were full of beauty.




The streetside view through store windows was just as lovely. Cole was the one leaving with goodies today. He got treats and a new soft fleece ball. With a working squeaker.
We got a cold drink, and sat quietly watching the water. At one point a lovely woman sat on the bench next to me. We began to chat and I learned she used to live here but moved to NJ to be near her kids. She was from Italy, so I had to tell her about my birth father, who was supposedly from Italy too. I've not met him, but I was told his name is Earl Serrone. She used to teach Italian and Drew and I studied Italian one...twice.
Small world.
After our substantial rest, we walked all around the town, Cole slow but kept going for the whole walk.

Since we got home, Cole has played and played with the new favorite ball. He's already punctured it but the squeaker is still working. So far.



19 comments:

  1. Skaneateles is my kind of town and I've been there several times. Beautiful views, great little shops and wonderful restaurants. What's not to like? Thanks for sharing your view.

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  2. It's fun watching you wander around my area!
    I always found it to be a happy day the day the dog squeaker gave up the ghost... 8)

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  3. So fun! Love the looks of that store. The pig with glasses... Aww! So cute.
    Those phones look so fun!
    Thanks for sharing

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  4. Such wonderful art. Very cool-love the cow painting. :)

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  5. Love the brightly colored phones. Are they original or repros? Can't believe you left the mermaid behind. She is so pretty. Love to Cole!

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  6. What a lovely vacation you are having. Love the cow painting. Did you show them your cow quilts?

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  7. I'm a New Yorker and have never heard of this town - ever! So bummed. I would love to go there.

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  8. Now there's a name for a city!
    And I thought Canada had a few !
    Looks like a gorgeous place to spend a Summers day!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  9. Now there's a name for a city!
    And I thought Canada had a few !
    Looks like a gorgeous place to spend a Summers day!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  10. It looks totally idealic. I will visit the store site even though I can't afford it. How can I not? That pig, that cow, those phones! Thank you for sharing y'all's adventures!
    Beth

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    1. Ahem, I meant idyllic. Which it certainly does seem to be. Unfortunately, Nest58 doesn't have a lot on their site, probably because they change it around too often as each individual artist's work comes and go. I think my husband and I need to get back up to New York and go see for ourselves :) We did our honeymoon up there because Phil's family used to go to the finger lakes in the summers. I loved it, so beautiful.

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  11. What an interesting place to visirt, and to be able to sit and relax at the end enjoying the outdoors was perfect. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.

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  12. What an interesting place to visirt, and to be able to sit and relax at the end enjoying the outdoors was perfect. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.

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  13. I am finally going through lots of past emails on my computer after the trip East.. I just saw your photo of the LAKE,, we were so busy seeing hubby's Italian Aunts that we never made it to the towns around the Lake... But now have put that one on the must do list.. He grew up in that area, so would not think of the pretty little towns to visit, it was just home around the Finger Lakes.. Signed up for your blog. Just learned I could have blogged from my I pad, better late than never. We will be in that area in about 2 years, Ralph has a class reunion, so hope to find a barn quilt tour also.. never did find any this trip. enjoy,,, v

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  14. You have the best adventures and find the most awesome art and inspiration!

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  15. I want to go shopping where you go! You find the best places and collect some really cool moments and memories. I need to start keeping a list of all these amazing little towns.

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  16. Wow, you always find the best places to shop! Cool!

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  17. Hi Y'all!

    That sounds like a wonderful place to visit with a pawed one.

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDogs

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