Seneca Falls is a factory town and home to a Gould Pump factory - pumps that we use at my work! - and this is the Gould Hotel. I kept referring to it as the "Elliott Hotel", not on purpose, telling my girls we could walk up to "the Elliott" for dinner. Must have had Elliott Gould on my mind! Needless to say, they looked at me like what hotel are you talking about? I ran amok...not unusual.
Amelia Bloomer introduces local resident Elizabeth Cady Stanton to her friend Susan B. Anthony. This statue is not far from the Seneca Falls Convention Center and it on the site where it is believed these three ladies met. Amelia Bloomer is portrayed wearing the pants that made her famous.
After our stroll on the first night, we settled into the carriage house. What could be better than a big plate of nachos with chicken, an unending pitcher of sangria and crafting. I am doubly blessed that my girls not only get my crafting addiction but that they have the bug too.
Choices, choices. I selected for my tasting the Cayuga White a semi sweet wine; the Delaware (since I work in Delaware) a less sweet Niagara. Both good enough to jump in my cart and come home with me. Next the Sparkling Riesling which was good but I didn't buy it. Although I will definitely keep it in mind as a champagne alternative. The Sunset Red, a fruity wine recommended for Sangria also came home with me. The Melody - fruity and crisp but also one I didn't buy. And finally, the Gewürztraminer Semi Dry, which I like better then the Gewürztraminer dry. Semi dry found its way home with me as well.
Another vineyard we stopped at was The Silver Thread. Of course with "thread" in the name, we had to stop. This was a good choice. The Silver Thread actually refers to a waterfalls nearby. Small, quaint, served by the owner, Shannon,.... she and her husband are transplants from jobs in the Washington DC area to the Finger Lakes. Shannon was super informative about the wines, the vineyard, where to go and what to see in the area. This was a good stop and purchases were made!
Look at the t-shirts DD#2 got each of us. Very appropriate I should say.
DD#2 is working on a quilt for nephew Will. She is making the twin bed size. Once were we back in the carriage house, she was able to sew all 16 fancy foxes for the quilt. She had pre-cut the required fabric and needed to do the fussy cutting. I showed her how to chain stitch each step and she was off to the races. I pressed her seams and set up the next step and she just sailed through all those foxes.