Skaneateles and Niles, NY

Yesterday we took a motorcycle ride to Carpenter Falls in Niles, NY. That’s sorta near Skaneateles. We also stopped in Skaneateles to charge Joey’s camera batteries at a gazebo in the park. It’s an odd place. Way more upscale than Syracuse. It’s a little too quaint for my liking, but nice for an occasional drop-in. Further south at Carpenter’s Falls, we did a lot of hiking. Or at least what I consider a lot. Some of it down and uphill with unstable terrain. It was mostly worth it. I like a little hiking now and again. Joey loves it though. He is a backpacking, survivalist person. He’s done a lot of that sort of thing. I like nature, but my attention span is too short for that. Also I only like physical exertion in short, controllable bursts. It occurred to us for the first time that we probably appear strange to people as two men on a motorcycle. I ride “bitch” so to speak. Sometimes I think my gender is indeterminable in a helmet, but lately I’ve had a mustache. And a beard, but that is hidden. Also, our water bottle flew off the motorcycle on the ride there, and we actually found it on the road on the ride back. Being on the back of the motorcycle gives me lots of time to myself to think. I especially like when I’m very tired and the breeze feels amazing and the sun is setting and we are riding through the country side. It’s lovely. Not much else is coming to mind to say about this trip. Here are some photos though. My next trip will also be to the Finger Lakes, because I’ll be doing a reading in Auburn on Thursday night. Until then! Unless something else happens.

Gazebo in Skaneateles, NY
Carpenter Falls
The middle of nowhere, NY.
The falls we had to hike downhill to see.
Carpenter Falls from the road.

Tully, NY      

Today Joey and I took an impromptu motorcycle trip to Labrador Hollow, south of Syracuse, NY (where we still currently live). It was a short trip so I won’t say much, but

  1. My butt got sore on the way.
  2. Joey ducked on the motorcycle so he wouldn’t hit a butterfly.
  3. I drank water out of a stream because I forgot a water bottle.
  4. We stopped at a nice and easy later and I got a water bottle.
  5. The place we hiked is called Enchanted Hollow Falls!
Enchanting!
“Forest selfie!”

Jospeh.
Taken by Joey
Taken by Joey
Taken by Joey
Taken by Joey
Taken by Joey
Taken by Joey