Onondaga Lake Park
November 13th 2014
The lights on Onondaga Lake Park has been an annual tradition in our home. I have usually found a way to go for FREE with tickets from work, but this year I wasn't offered any tickets. I did find a way to go for FREE though. I went during the first two days the lights on lake were open. One night is for walkers, and one night is for DOG walkers. These NON-drive through options are FREE of charge, but they do ask for a donation. The night for dogs goes to some area animal shelter.
The plan was to meet up with members of the Syracuse Happy Hour group, but I was not nearly ready to meet at the 5:30 meet up time. Instead I went with Tammy, her daughter Allie,...and two little pups!!! I left Riley at home because he is so difficult to walk and I know he would have been outta control at this event.
The three plus mile of roadway is covered with beautiful holiday lights. No....I did not walk the 3 miles and noone in my party including the dogs had any interest in walking the whole distance. It is a long way down and even longer way back. So we walked about a 1/2 mile maybe a little more and turned back around. Not only was it a long walk but it was COLD!!! Even with their little coats the dogs were FREEZING!! We were COLD too!!! I do not like winter in upstate NY and it is only November.
After the walk we indulged in coffee at one of the village coffee shops....
I am so not a coffee SNOB...Give me a cup of mud forget these latte's mocha's, and espressos... with the really big PRICE tag.....next time I will treat myself to a D&D. TTFN