Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New York in the Fall

New York is beautiful in the Fall.
We are currently visiting Zev's family in beautiful Canandaigua this week. It really is such a beautiful experience, being out in the country, going for morning runs, catching up with family and experiencing the gorgeous surroundings.
Above are the four York girls: Judy with her two daughter-in-laws; Lauren and I, along with Lauren and Deven's daughter, sweet Emily.
Canandaigua is located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Zev and I have gone running, caught up on reading just for fun, and enjoyed just hanging out with family up here.
Just like in Germany, harvest season in the country here means festivals celebrating produce like grapes or apples. We popped into a local grape farm in Naples, New York, to pick up some grape juice to later make into wine.
Dave was trying to get into his grape juice early...

Uncle Joe and I outside the grape farm...
Zev caught up with some of his cousins. Once upon a time, Zev was the "older cousin" and therefore bigger than these two boys. As you can see, they have definitely grown up!
Candi and Charlotte.
Newlyweds Christie and Bogdan.
Another wonderful thing about Fall is the beautiful flowers on the side of the road. I picked these up on my walk yesterday:
This Thursday, we head to Ithaca for Zev's 20th College Reunion at Ithaca College. Ithaca is another beautiful town on the finger lakes and is home to Ithaca College as well as Cornell University.
It is fun to be back in the States this week. Besides things like Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks or Zev being able to go shooting or hunting, we pretty much enjoy the same lifestyle in Germany as we would in the USA. It's funny to think of Germany as "home" but then again, we also think of upstate New York and Sydney, Australia as "home."
Until next time,
Zev & Fifi xo

1 comment:

Ashleigh said...

I love your flowers! Glad you had a great time!