As I mentioned previously, we took our time heading west from Boston because we were scheduled to visit a friend of mine in Rochester, NY. I’ve known Morgan for 10 years now, since we started grad school together. She just finished medical school and started a residency program, so she is a busy woman. I was lucky to get a chance to see her for several days! We arrived on Monday to have dinner with her and another friend, then John and I went off for a couple days of exploring the city together. Morgan had the whole weekend off (a rarity for a medical resident), and John’s friend Ken wanted to spend Halloween with John in a big city. So the plan was for John to drop me off at Morgans on the morning of the 31st and pick up Ken for a weekend of revelry in Toronto.
On Tuesday morning, after a fun evening of dinner and tasty beers, we went in search of bagels. The walk to the bagel shop took us past the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery , which features a free sculpture garden. We spent time looking at all the pieces, and each had our favorite.
After breakfast, we went to see our first Great Lake of the trip. Once again, we wish we had that inflatable kayak to enjoy the water!
We slept near the lake and biked along the Genesee Riverway Trail the next day. This bike trail also ended too soon, though less abruptly than the Cayuga-Seneca Canalway Trail. If we had been willing to ride more on-road, we may have been able to connect to the Erie Canalway Trail, but the road the river trail ended on was not very friendly, and we were in desperate need to track down some propane. Now that the weather is cold, we are burning through the propane fast!
Riding through the cemeteries got me thinking about this use of land. There are plots hundreds of years old; this piece of land must be maintained in perpetuity in dedication to this person who lived so long ago. Coincidentally, the New York Times was also considering this issue.
When we got back to Lake Ontario where we had parked, we decided it was a good place to try a new flying pose. A reader had requested in a comment that I fly John in a superman pose, and we listen to our readers!