When Water Falls

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APRIL 2019 – Long road trips are rare in my personal history, have never really ventured about the country in that manner, always been quick to hop on a plane. Chose to break from tradition and get behind the wheel of a 6 cylinder sedan and venture out from the familiar pathways of New England into new territory! Spent fifteen hours in the car, stopping only for fuel, and lunch at the charming town of Bellefonte in the foothills of Pennsylvania. With plenty of good tunes, gps sourced directions, and some excellent conversation the time flew by as did the states (New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan).

Taughannock Falls

Have always loved waterfalls for as long as I can remember, and the road trip created the perfect opportunity to visit a fierce selection of noteworthy water falls along said driving route. This photograph is from said journey and is of my favorite of the falls on this trek, Taughannock Falls, which at over 215 feet high, is three stories taller than Niagara Falls (which was also a stop on this water fall themed road trip, haha).

Taughannock Falls was very impressive, with a cool winding trail along the river leading to the base of the falls. Or there is also a viewing point from on top of the ridge line, down into the valley below. The location felt like it was right out of a J.R.R. Tolkien novel and was only a quick trip from Ithaca, NY and the finger lakes. So should you find yourself in the area, it is well worth the visit.

Been working on a side project website, that I started up last month, has been coming together nicely thus far. Intended it to be for when I want to work on things unrelated to art and design that interest me, chiefly technology. So that is in the works, keeping the lights on with my day job, and dreaming up new uses for my creativity as well, haha. Has been a good Spring!

Got the hankering to read a book from one of my all time favorite authors, Rafael Sabatini. Chose ‘Captain Blood Returns’, the second in his swashbuckling series about a doctor turned pirate. Story fills in some pieces from the first book and delights those looking for more Caribbean adventures with a likeable crew of witty misfits out to search for fortune, honor, and romance. Ah, such good books! Have kept up the journal writing for my new book, so that is coming along as well.

Enjoy some of the finest hiking weather the Northern Hemisphere has to offer, with nature waking up from it’s long winter slumber. Cheers all!

~ CS

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