Sunday, August 15, 2010

Taughannock Falls with the Grandparents

It is very special that Oliver can spend time with all four grandparents. This weekend we all drove out to Taughannock Falls State Park. There is a look-out point above, and then a nice wide flat trail below, great for wheels, leading to the base of the falls. We all enjoyed the sights and the amazing weather. Due to a lack of rain, there was only a trickle of water over the falls, but it was spectacular nonetheless.

Taughannock Falls, late summer Stairs at Taughannock park
The Falls, cut by ancient retreating glaciers. Compare the same view from last fall. And here are the steep stairs to walk down to the lookout point.


Maini and Baba at Taughannock Ma and Da at Taughannock
Dadu and Thamma, Papa Dadu and Nainai.


Shami, Dadu, and Oliver Thamma, Shami, and Ollie
Three generations of Chatterjee boys, and Ollie with his dad and Thamma.


Bridge at Taughannock Dibs, Ma, Ollie at Taughannock
Below the falls, Ollie with his mom and grandmother.

After the waterfall, the creek runs over a rocky bed and empties into Cayuga Lake a short distance away. Shami, Ollie, and I wandered down to the shore after the grandparents left for home. We skipped some stones across the water, absorbed some of the peace and quiet, and then drove home ourselves. It was a nice outing.

Meghan and Oliver at Taughannock At the south end of Cayuga lake

Cayuga lake shore

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