Yesterday we drove up to Ithaca to spend the day with some lovely ladies from our past. As always, I wish we all lived closer together! Molly and Eve bonded like old friends and Kate did a great job of making Lex feel special. :)
We met at the Children’s Garden where the kids ran through the Anarchy Zone completely unsupervised (which is the intention of the place) while Julie and I sat and chatted. So nice!!
When we finished at the Children’s Garden we headed over to Taughannock Falls State Park for a little light hiking. The kids and I missed the turn for the trail entrance and ended up at the visitor center at the top. Oops! The trail has a nice “reveal” at the end, but that was spoiled by the fact that we saw the falls first. Oh well!
When we were all hot and tired we decided to head for the AC – and dinner! We went to a cute little mall in downtown Ithaca, wandered the stores, bought “twinning” charm bracelets and some Harry Potter books (I can’t leave a bookstore without a purchase – it’s an addiction!) and then headed to the world-famous, vegetarian Moosewood Restaurant for dinner. It was so yummy! I had a fancy pasta dish and it was perfect. The kids all found food they liked (with a little hunger sauce on top!) and we washed it all down with cake and ice cream at the end. So good!
Sadly all good days must come to an end, so we said our goodbyes and headed back to Franklin. Eve and Molly have plans for a sleepover in Eve’s new bunkbeds, so maybe that will be our next visit. I even promised Julie an above ground guest room, hopefully an upgrade from the basement suite we currently have. :)