Finger Lakes area of NY
Liverpool, NY- Sharkeys
The first weekend in June always seems to be a busy time. There are concerts, graduations, weddings festivals, reunions and gatherings. This time of year always seems to be when people start to connect for the warm weather. Generally I recall the first weeks of June as always being HOT and HUMID, as well as the first weekend to really show off your new summer clothing. I have enjoyed the slow entrance into the warmer summer this year however a. Because I really am not as receptive to the heat as I once was and b. Our central air is on the fritz.
So yes I have welcomed this cool beginning of summer.
Ahh! Perfect weather to enjoy an Outdoor Expo.
On Saturday, I went with my mother and Aimee to the ADK/Finger Lakes Outdoor expo in a town outside of Honeoye Falls, NY. For weeks prior I was convinced the event would be in the Adirondacks....so when Aimee corrected me, I was a little disappointed but still excited to go. It actually worked out for the better because on this little outing I also got to enjoy The Stonenberg Gardens, an area I have wanted to visit for some time now.
First up however was the ADK/Finger Lakes Outdoor expo.
We also saw a police officer on horseback....
It was after lunch when we got bac, so we decided to head into the closet town and had lunch at Simply Crepes. I am so in love with this place located in Canadaquia, NY. I started my meal with a raspberry smoothie...YUM!
After a stroll through some of the several green houses, we caught a golf cart and took a ride, with a tour up to the mansion.
In 1972 the property was transferred to a local non-for profit organization that continues to run the property today. In 1973 the property was open to the public.
The statues that remain were some of the oddest I have ever seen....
Mary was very generous with donations and gave much of her time developing to colleges, and the arts. She was one of the original founders of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a benefactor of the Bronx Zoo. She also gave to several churches, helped to develop a swimming school on Canandaigua lake, a retirement home named after her parents, and built the FF. Thompson hospital.
Mary was also largely invested in the preservation of the Native American culture and contributed funds to the State Museum in Albany.
What it must have been like to have a lunch overlooking the roses as their faint perfume lofted in the air.
After we had exhausted the gardens we made our way back down the hill to the main parking lot and greenhouses. This was where the flowers were and wow they were beauties.
It was such a nice time. I was very grateful to have the time with my mother and my friend.
THE DAY WAS NOT OVER.....After dropping my mother off, Aimee and I uncorked a bottle (or two) of wine we had purchased from our days adventure and awaited Renee's return from a wedding.
We had plans to attend an outdoor concert at Sharkey's
Sadly I have forgotten the name of the band. Sorry guys. The band was a Pink Floyd tribute band and they were pretty amazing. Only disappointment was the set was to short. I could have enjoyed the music much longer.
Of course the time with my friends is great too. David, Carmen, Renee, Aimee and I having fun.
They had a great light show too.