Sunday, October 31, 2010

Hiking, Racing and a Cool Photo

Happy Halloween!

Corey's spectacular finish at yesterday's Big East Cross-Country race was captured by a photo/journalist for the Syracuse Post Standard newspaper and the photo was in today's sports section. For those of you who don't get that paper, here is the photo.

Today was Jim's day to race and today's event was at Watkins Glen State Park. I decided that I wanted to test my new hiking boots, so decided to tag along and hike the Gorge Trail while Jim was racing. Jim's running buddy, Tony, and his wife, Ann, rode down with us and Ann went hiking with me which was fun! We left the guys at the race course at one end of the park and drove to the main entrance of the park, where the trailhead was located. We hiked up the Gorge Trail, enjoying the many waterfalls and came back on the Indian Trail to make it a loop trip. It was a delightful hike and I am pleased to report that my boots were very comfortable. Here is one of the views that we had along the Gorge Trail.

Our 3 mile hike took just under an hour and we drove back to the race site and arrived with just a few minutes to spare before the start of the race. Tony gave us the lowdown on where to stand to best see the race and we cheered as the gun went off. Jim and Tony both had good races and Ann and I enjoyed our walk around the course. Here are 2 photos from the race. Jim won a medal and a share of a case of beer for the winning Veteran's team!

It was a good day to race and Ann and I only had a few sprinkles of rain as we started our hike, but mostly it was cloudy with welcome breaks of sunshine.

We enjoyed the ride along Seneca Lake on the way to Watkins Glen, especially the bright yellow leaves of the ever-present grape vines. The hillsides were vibrant with these golden leaves. Sorry, no photo.

So far, we've had about 30 trick-or-treaters (8:30 PM). We'll shut off the lights in another half hour and then Jim can get into the leftover Kit Kat bars!

Tonight I knit the last stitch on the shawl kit that Corey gave me for my birthday. It is going to be lovely once I block it out! I'll post photos when I finish the blocking process.

Tomorrow is November 1st! Time flies when you're having fun.

Hope all is well.

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