A Mini-Staycation

I've just gotten to have the most fun mid-week staycation with my friends Anne and Cookie!  They are on their way to the Knitter's Retreat this weekend in Canandaigua and we decided to take advantage of their proximity of a little bit of Finger Lakes fun!

Of course, the first thing we did was hike Taughannock... it's how I initiate all my guests!

We had a super silly, down right hilarious, photoshoot for Anne's latest pattern Motheye.  This shawl/scarf is stunning, and I had a chance to wear both of them as Cookie and I practiced our mad modeling skills for Anne's lens.  There are TONS more pics on Anne's post... check them out!

After the shoot we did some wandering up and down the east side of Seneca Lake.

A stunning willow is taking it's time to accept that winter is really truly almost here... it's the last tree with leaves and not giving up!

Rows and rows of grapevines as far as the eye can see...

We started at a winery where we were treated to a relaxed tasting.

And then we found Fingerlakes Distilling which was just a bit TOO interesting, I'd never seen a micro-distillery in action and we learned alot from our expert tasting tour guide.

Bourbon Whiskey aging in oak barrels.... need i say more?

I adore this picture of Anne... it really captures the relaxed mood we were all in : )!

I see a tradition in the making... an annual Fall Fingerlakes Staycation is just what the doctor ordered!


  1. How beautiful! Looks like such a good time! :)

  2. Oh, I love fingerlakes distilling and have been going since they first opened.

    If you're looking for another good distillery in the area try Hidden Marsh. They make all sorts of stuff with honey that is super yummy (link: www.beevodka.com). Totally worth checking out!

  3. looks like a ton of fun!!! glad you got to relax a bit

  4. so funny that you went here...i was just reading about this the other day and was thinking we should visit there together!

    sunshine & happiness

  5. Agreed Miss Kimm... we are overdue for a visit!!!!!