New York has been an unexpected delightful vacation. As our days wind down, we try to cover as much ground as possible! Another wine tasting/winery tour topped our list of to-dos. Miles Winery & Fox Run were our destinations. Both were delightful but Miles stands out because of its location in an 1802 antebellum style private home. The home was built on the west side of Seneca Lake on the site of the old ferry. A beautiful home that is haunted by the spirit of a young bride widowed on her 2nd day of marriage. The Miles family lived in the house for years, finally deciding to leave her in peace & build their own home! Their Ghost Wine is a tribute to her.
The iconic Moosewood Restaurant has been in Ithaca, NY for over 40 years. Its first handwritten cookbook was an inspiration in the early years of Irregardless. We were so close, it seemed important to make the effort. The reviews on Yelp were mediocre so we almost bailed. So happy we did not.
The food was delicious & the experience was very nostalgic. Ithaca is a wonderful college town with a fun vibe & lots going on.
Grocery stores are always a conundrum on the road. Does one go for the predictability (& in my opinion) lower quality of Walmart’s produce or gamble on an unknown chain? The gamble paid off big time in NY. Wegman’s is the grocery stores of all time. They have everything & make everything. I realize my nerdiness is showing here, but I love a grocery store & always have. I will miss the produce section of Wegman’s as much as the roar of the Niagara River. And that is a lot. We leave New York wondering when we can return.