25.09.2011 - 25.09.2011 76 °F
We got on the road at 4 am this morning. The drive was pretty uneventfull other than getting "pulled over" at a toll booth in Indiana. The state patrol said we were speeding, but we were slowing down to get to the toll booth. Our guess is he wanted to see what was pilled up in the back of the Element from out of state. Got a warning and drove on.
Porter was a little antsy. Each time we stopped, he would jump from the car. You could see him saying "I am free!". At least as free as one is on the end of a leash. At one rest stop I ran them around the building in the rain just to release some steam.
As we neared New York the scenery started getting very pretty. Rolling hills, the trees turning colors. Beautiful! We picked up the keys for the house and headed over there. First things the dogs did when we got there is go for a swim. The yard is all fenced in (except by the lake (we are on Seneca lake)) so they ran around like crazy dogs and kept going in the water until it was time to eat. If the weather holds, they are going to have a great vacation. The house is very nice and has lots of amenities including: kayaks, a paddle boat, hot tub, covered patio with a tv. I could go on... Looks like we should have a good vacation as well.
Dinner at a tasty Italian place in Watkins Glen, Jerlando's pizza. Traditional Italian restaurant with lots of garlic. Yum! We also had a very peppery syrah from Glenora. Only 12.5% alcohol. Very good indication that we should find some good wines on the trip.