Upstate NY: Winter Awaits Wake and Wander

I’m currently trying to fit 10lbs of shit into a 5lb bag.

I’m sort of being stubborn about it, but I really want to carry on – it’s nice to come off the plane and avoid the baggage-claim process (and baggage fees).

The problem is that I have to pack for two climates: Winter weather in New York and late-summer breezes in Georgia.

I’ll have to carry my winter jacket under my arm all day tomorrow through the airports – no chance in hell it’s fitting in the small suitcase. Tomorrow will simply fade away for me – I’ll arrive at the Santa Barbara Airport at 8:45 a.m. and walk out of one in New York (Elmira) at 11 p.m.

I love it, though – I always make a friend or two along the way, and I am a fan of airport bars.

Something I found out today: I will be blowing glass and drinking wine on Saturday in the Finger Lakes’ region. And I’ve already planned a visit to Ithaca to see how “gorges” it is, and Syracuse is still a possibility (it will be a game-time decision on Sunday).

I’ve got to get my friend a shirt from Ithaca, don’t let me forget.

2 comments

  1. well Will… was Ithaca Gorges? My hometown is a Norman Rockwell painting around every corner! Pitty you had to rush through town… I could have put you up just outside the city limits….with a wonderful view of wildlife and Cayuga Lake. So, if you desire to go back…. by the way, next time wait for the snow… its a blast!

    • Ithaca was beautiful…I will be doing a feature on it in the coming days…

      And I will definitely take you up on that offer sometime in the future – I would love to bunk up in the area for a night during the summer!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s