Monday, August 22, 2011

Lake Skaneateles (Finger Lakes) & Bronk Home Visit

The 2 day visit to Tom's relatives was a highlight for all of us. What gracious and delightful people. The timing of the visit couldn't have been better. On the road for 10 days and temps hitting 100+ degrees with dripping-wet humidity. It was time for a layover day.

We were hosted to a couple great BBQs, went swimming in the lake, treated to a fantastic boat tour, and just lazing around for a couple days.

Thanks to Mary Beth, Jeff, Margaret and the rest of the family for hosting us. It was great to meet you and really enjoyed the talks and fun times. Indulging in the gracious lifestyle of Lake "Skinny-atlas" for a couple days was just what the doctor ordered.

Jeff took us on a boat ride around the Lake

Time to hop in!

A family pulling in as we were leaving

Lake Skaneateles, one of the Finger Lakes, is surrounded by upscale homes. The boathouses were particularly cool.

I could live here!

Tara on the lake

Look like a giant dollhouse

The big estate on the Lake

The townhomes in the village of Skaneateles

Even the church has a lake-front view

A magnificent new compound with matching boathouse

Jeff, in the middle, gave us a running narrative of the people and history of the Lake

Tough life, heh guys?!

It doesn't get much better than this . . .

Jeff and Mary Beth's home overlooking the Lake. Our base camp for 2 days. Herb and Tom decided to camp out on the back 40.

A lovely BBQ on the deck w/ the fam - Margaret, Mary Beth, Chip, Ellen, Conner, Thomas (?), and Jeff

Next evening, dinner at Chip and Ellen's home

Margaret (Tom's sister), Ellen, and Tom

A great view from the house

Kickin' back on the deck

On our lay-over day, we take stroll thru the Village

Grand homes in the Village

A lake-side park

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1 comment:

Eric & Marie said...

I like the "Estate on the Lake" - looks like it was in Sound of Music