A Tale of Two Bloggers

This is a tale of two bloggers as well as an item checked off of my bucket list! Just a warning, this is going to be long because I’m including pictures!

Our tale begins in Pennsylvania this past Friday evening. My husband and I were volleying some ideas back and forth on how we wanted to spend our weekend. After much debate, we decided to head to take a spur of the moment trip to the Watkins Glen/Finger Lake Region of New York. We made sure we could line up a house/dog sitter for the night then at 8:30pm we booked a campsite (and talk about timing, it was the last site available!) for the following night in NY.

The next step was to email my blogger buddy Wendy at Wall-to-Wall Books. She lives in the Finger Lakes area so I shot off an email and then crossed my fingers! I was really hoping we would be able to meet since her and I email and comment on eachothers blogs. I was anxiously checking my phone about every minute to see if I had a response. Then the response came and YES!! she was available and agreed to meet us for lunch when we arrived!! Yippie!

Hubby and I packed up and headed out the next morning. The drive was, well, wet! It poured the entire trip (for my UK readers, it was pissing down with rain ;) )! Thankfully the rain had mostly stopped when we arrived in Watkins Glen!

Wendy pulled into the restaurant parking lot right after we did and when mine and Wendy’s eyes met we waved and then ran in slow motion into eachothers arms. HAHA, ok, it didn’t quite happen like that but I think we were both very excited to meet!

This is a semi blurry cell phone picture of the inside of Jeraldo’s where we ate lunch.

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If you ever find yourself in Watkins Glen, definitely add this to your to do list! The atmosphere and food are amazing! Anyway, back to the story. We chatted over lunch then we meandered around the pier.

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After saying our goodbyes to Wendy, my husband and I took a sightseeing boat tour on the lake. It started raining during the boat tour so we got wet heading back to our car.

Next up was walking on the Watkins Glen Gorge trails. It was still raining but we were already wet so we figured we would just go for it and I’m glad we did because the trails/waterfalls are gorgeous!

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While walking on the trails we worked up an appetite so we headed to lunch on the pier. The rain had mostly stopped so we dared to sit on the deck. This was the view from our table.

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We then wandered around the pier again trying to take advantage of the improved weather.

I snuck a picture of a bride and groom having their wedding photos taken…

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And stalked some ducks…

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And played tourist some more…

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We then took a drive and came across this winery. I think the name is amusing, don’t you?

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We came across a very neat looking winery and decided to stop to do a wine tasting…even though neither of us like wine, haha.

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Turns out we found wine that we like after all! Go figure!! We left with our loot and headed to the campground to set up shop. Once our canopy, etc. were up and ready to go, we relaxed by the campfire.

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The next morning, we went to a family style restaurant for breakfast then headed out. We stopped at the welcome center right inside of PA and I snapped a couple quick pictures.

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We had a lot of fun and are really looking forward to heading back in the Fall when we can stay longer! AND when we return the tale of two bloggers will become the tale of three bloggers! If all goes well, we will be meeting Wendy’s daughter Ashley of Fictionista blog!

To see Wendy’s version of our fairy tale click here

6 comments

  1. Sounds and looks like you had an awesome time.

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  2. We squeezed a lot into one day, but I'm really glad we made the trip! It was great to meet a fellow blogger (Hi Wendy!) and the area is gorgeous!

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  3. SO SO SO way cool. Wendy seems like the cooolest.

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  4. Oh my goodness, i can't believe I am just getting around to commenting! I had a busy couple of days.

    Love the pictures! I am so glad you guys had fun! It was nice welcoming you into my little part of the world.

    I can't wait till you come back again.
    Your B&B looks great and we will have so much fun wine tasting. I also have a few little waterfalls I can show you that are not too far and are free! Great for pictures.

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  5. Hey Juju! Thank you for your comments :)

    Hi Wendy :) Waterfalls and wine sounds great!

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