A Weekend in Ithaca


A couple of weekends ago my parents and I went to Ithaca, New York, for my sisters swim meet. My friend, Jaclyn, decided to come along  with us, which added even more fun to the party.   Ithaca is only about a three and a half hour drive from our house, but it was just so nice to get away for the weekend.  We started off the weekend by heading over to the swim meet, then to Kilpatrick’s Publick House for some lunch where we had their fish and chips, sheppard’s pie, and burgers. Yum.

After we absolutely stuffed ourselves on some lunch, we set out for some local sight seeing around Ithaca before the second session of the swim meet started. We happened to stumble upon Buttermilk Falls State Park, which was such a fun time!  It actually happened to be the first time I saw a waterfall and was super excited despite that fact that it was almost frozen over.

Gems and Gelato

{Buttermilk Falls State Park}

Next, we headed over to a local food store to pick up some groceries for dinner.   As we were checking out, I asked the cashier how to get to Cayuga Lake- one of New York’s Finger Lakes.  After a little bit of navigating we made it, and let me just tell you, it was  perfect.   When we got there, the sun was setting and the reflection off the frozen lake was breathtaking.

Gems and Gelato

{Cayuga Lake}

Gems and Gelato

{Jaclyn and Dad standing on frozen Cayuga Lake}


{Jaclyn and me venturing out onto the lake}

Until next year, Ithaca.


* I do not recommend standing on frozen Cayuga Lake unless stated otherwise 
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5 thoughts on “A Weekend in Ithaca

  1. Thank you for visiting my blog and for the nice comments. 🙂 how did your sister do at her meet? Nice photos, I just wish I had time and money to travel. Rachel xo http://Garaytreasures.wordpress.com

    • She did very well, thank you so so much for asking. I know how you feel, when money is tight my boyfriend, Brian, and I pack a lunch and take day little trips. It is always great to have a little change of scenery without breaking the bank. xo

  2. Helen says:

    Hello lovely, just came across your blog and it’s awesome! 🙂

    I’m your newest follower and look forward to your next post!

    Also, I’m currently running a competition on my blog to win a statement necklace, so please check it out!



  3. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I’m really looking forward to reading yours. 😀 Your pictures are spectacular, and it looks like you and your family had a great time at Cayuga Lake.

  4. naelleoip says:

    Great pictures! I wish I could go back to the US soon!
    Greetings from Paris 🙂
    naelle from http://www.once-in-paris.com

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