I don't have any pictures of Monday, last week - I am certain that we walked Calvin in the morning, and then sent my cousin off to school, and wandered up a few blocks to the local health food store and the neighboring bookstore...ah, yes, then I called my cousin Christopher to see if we could hang out together and he made the brilliant suggestion that he take my children to see a movie! Without me. So, imagine me, without my children and without my camera, wandering alone through downtown Ithaca. Sigh. It was a gift to have time alone. And as if that wasn't enough, Christopher also made us dinner that night. He is an amazing guy and a Very Good Cousin. So, on to Tuesday.
My aunt and uncle flew in on Tuesday, so here is a not very good photo of something I made for my aunt, that maybe only she (and I) can appreciate. Yes, it is a pin, of a rough-skinned newt. Ahem. I never said I wasn't really really nerdy. I was very pleased with it.
There seems to be so much to do in the area - I am hoping to go back with Dan sometime next summer. Wednesday we got to ride the bus, much to Eliza's delight, up the hill to the Cornell campus to meet Jessica. We could see the lake and more waterfalls as we mounted the hill.
An earthen couch!
We walked to a bagel shop next to campus, and then wound our way down the hill and "home".