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Weekend with LESLIELENORE, goodbye NY

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

I am being relocated to Arkansas soon for my job, and LESLIELENORE came to visit for the weekend to say "goodbye" and help me get ready for the move.

The cats are always interested in helping with packing.

We did manage to have some fun too, though. Normally when we get together we kayak, but it was a bit cold so we stayed on land this time.

We walked the Ludovico Sculpture Trail in Seneca Falls:

In the past we've paddled by that same sculpture, so it was interesting to see it from a different angle:

We visited a friend's organic farm and got a tour followed by a late lunch with delicious fresh asparagus plus crackers, cheese, salami, and salmon that we brought, and some amazing wine contributed by a friend who is a distributor.

We went English Country Dancing twice, once in Syracuse and once in Rochester:

The pace is more stately than in contra dancing, but it takes a lot more concentration to remember the figures. This was the first time LESLIELENORE had done this kind of dancing, and she was very good at it!

And on the last day we visited Lower Falls in Rochester to see the rain-swollen Genesee River pouring over the lip and coursing toward Lake Ontario:

I'm sad to be leaving NY, but glad that I got a chance to say "goodbye." It looks like I'll see her again briefly when my bf and I drive to my new home, past where she lives in western NY.

I hope I'll have a chance to kayak again with her and her brother someday.

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MICKEYMAX 7/30/2014 7:08AM


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JERICHO1991 6/16/2014 11:37AM

    Just reading this now, after the update from Arkansas. Sounds like you're settling in well.

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MAW_OH 6/10/2014 10:12PM

    Keep us posted on your move! Good Luck!

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CARRIE1948 6/9/2014 8:35AM

    Looks like fun

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GRATEFUL_BEING 6/4/2014 3:42PM

  I would think those two states are very different worlds :) Good luck.

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TINAJANE76 5/24/2014 10:50AM

    Glad to hear you had such a nice send off with LESLIELENORE. I know your move is causing you some stress, but I hope that you'll have calmer waters ahead.

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CASSIES 5/22/2014 6:46PM

    Oh dear. I always liked knowing you were in Ithaca even though we never connected there.

I wish you the very best as you start your new adventure.

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BIGPAWSUP 5/22/2014 3:11PM

    That is wonderful.

Good luck with move.

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JERSEYGIRL24 5/21/2014 12:29AM

    I went to U of R and loved Letchworth State Park!! These pictures bring back some good memories; thanks for sharing.

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CHERIRIDDELL 5/21/2014 12:25AM

    Awesome photos.I love New York !I have never been to Arkansas but I have met many people in the military from there and I am told it is lovely!

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MNABOY 5/21/2014 12:17AM

    Kayaking on the Buffalo River is popular as well as canoeing.

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TRAVELGRRL 5/20/2014 8:58PM

    Where in Arkansas are you moving? LOTS of hiking here, between the Ozarks & Ouachita Mountains...just sayin'!

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EILEENV3 5/20/2014 3:13PM

    Good luck on the move.
Given the difference in the weather -- you may get more year round kayaking.
When you're looking for people to be active with, look into groups in that area.

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LJOYCE55 5/20/2014 9:00AM

  Congratulations on your new job and I hope you find your new location exciting. Good luck.

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KANOE10 5/20/2014 8:16AM

    Good luck with your move. I am so glad you were able to visit with your Spark kayak friend and enjoy yourself in New York before you left. Cute kitties! I loved your pictures.

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WATERDIAMONDS 5/20/2014 7:53AM

    I wish you the best both in your change of state (and mind!) when you move and in your ability to meet new kayakers and sparkers once you've relocated.

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WATERMELLEN 5/20/2014 7:44AM

    I can "hear" the wistfulness in your words . . . this is a tough move and a dislocating relocation. Wishing you all the best with it "anyhow".

Your cats are very appealing!!

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    Good luck in your move, that's a biggie.

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LESLIELENORE 5/20/2014 4:40AM

    I had a lovely time! Thank you so much. I will see you on next Tuesday.

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NEW-CAZ 5/20/2014 3:19AM

    Good luck in your new job! emoticon

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ALICIA214 5/20/2014 1:01AM


Think of all the lovely new memories who will make, to add to those you already have. Good luck in your new job.. emoticon

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SNOWYOGA 5/20/2014 1:01AM

    It looks like a lot of fun I have never been to New York, but hope to someday! But thanks for sharing your day! emoticon

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