I continue to be amazed at the natural beauty of the area surrounding Ithaca. Yesterday we went to a swimming hole type area with a small waterfall and beautiful woods and rock formations all around. In the heat, the water was so refreshing and the place seemed so idyllic. We sat for a while under the waterfall, swam a bit, then hung out on the rocks before heading back to the town for an ice cream. In the evening Jonathan and I headed over to another of the finger lakes, and had dinner in one of the “fancy” restaurants in the area and sampled some of the mediocre local wines. It has been a great little trip, seeing Jonathan and relaxing in a kind of forgotten summertime of another era. It really makes me want to come back to this area and explore more in the future.