Visit to Rochester

Jason and I finally made it to NY to visit my sister & Greg - after they've lived there for over a year. We went Friday morning and came home Monday night. We had a fabulous time, and I will try to post the highlights.

First, they have a house in the city of Rochester which is an adorable old house with a ton of character, and an awesome back yard with a ton of landscaping (something our house is severely lacking):

Friday night we went to the Rochester Zoo, where they were serving beer & I think maybe some food (we clearly weren't there for the food!). They have this little (and I stress little) tunnel that you crawl through that ends inside the lion/cheetah cage (can't remember which animal). Kelly & I struggled in our skirts to climb through the teeny tunnel for a photo op only to find out they would only come out blurry. You get the idea though - I think this picture is really funny.Saturday the boys golfed, and therefore Jason was in heaven, while Kelly & I went to Letchworth State Park where there is beautiful scenery and 3 cool waterfalls. It was a fun day despite the need to roll up our windows and drive in neutral on our way out of the park to ensure the last few drops of gas would get us to the nearest station - oops! We had one tired puppy on the way home! Saturday night they had a few friends over for dinner - we had fun eating delicious steaks and drinking wine, which leads us to Sunday, where we continued the wine drinking extravaganza. We went to the Finger Lakes to go winery-hopping. It was a beautiful day - perfect for wine tasting. Jason & I ended up buying 5 bottles of wine, so it was a little tricky packing to come home. Here's the map of all the wineries we visited:


OK, so we only actually visited about 6 of them, but still... At the last stop, we accidentally crashed a wedding. Well, it was accidental until they came and told us to move even though we were nowhere close to being in their pictures. That made us mad, so we decided to stay and spy. Turns out the bride & groom were about 18 years old - eek! Our camera has a really big zoom - I swear we weren't intruding on the wedding!
Monday we went to Greg's dad's house for lunch - he has a very nice house with a beautiful yard. Otis had a hay day running all around and chasing his tennis ball.

Speaking of Otis, the trip summary would not be complete without a few pictures of my adorable, 9 month old, 70 pound nephew:

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