Monday, October 12, 2009

Vacation, continued

After Oneida, we traveled to the finger lakes region, ostensibly to visit some wineries and do some hiking in Watkins Glen park. But it was rainy, and I'm a lazy bum, so we ate "mexican" food and knitted/read. So no pictures of that thrilling stop. The next stop was Niagara Falls. I've wanted to visit for a long time, and having missed seeing the actual falls the last time I was in the area, I was determined to see them this time. Alas, DH forgot his passport, and we were stuck on the US side, terrified to go on any road for too long for fear it would pass over into Canada and we'd have to extend our vacation indefinitely. We at least got a good deal at a nice hotel last minute (because the B&B in Canada had to be canceled at the last minute), so we could stay cozily inside and look at the foggy, rainy view.

There really is not a lot of the falls to see from the US side. It just looks like a big plume of smoke (mist, actually), because the falls face away from the US side. So no pictures of the falls either. If you really want to see them, you should go yourself, and take your passport. Canada is very pretty right around there. I so want one of these houses!

There was a bizarre thing, which I photographed for all the Mad Men fans. There was this plaque next to an outlook:

and just next to that someone had painted this.
It takes quite a sicko to graffiti the outlook point in a national park, but there it is.

In the roads of upstate NY, there are drivers and there are passengers. I am most definitely a passenger, because only passengers get to knit. The Feather Duster shawl is done! Here is the pre-block picture. Everyone knows that the top reason to knit a shawl is to see the transformation after blocking. For that, check back next time!


tina said...

LOVELY! Can't wait to see it!

emicat said...

Ooh, can't wait to see the shawl all blocked - that colour is perfect for the season :) said...

I adore the shawl and know when blocked it will too be a thing of beauty!

e said...

that shawl looks great!

upstate is so pretty in the fall.

Sereknitty said...

That colour is really lovely and the pattern so pretty -- nice job!