First we made two stops along the Musselman course. I mentioned on my blog about the individual who had passed away during the Mini Mussel the day before our race, but I never said that the woman I had seen crash also passed away later in the week due to her injuries. There had been a memorial ride for both Michael and Lanlin, but unfortunately we were unable to attend. We wanted to pay our respects to both of our fellow triathletes.
We continued on the Musselman course, for a little while, and made a stop at one of the many wineries along Cayuga Lake: Goose Watch Winery. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed sampling a few of their wines.
One of my wine samples
The view of the lake from the winery
We continued on our way along Cayuga Lake to Ithaca for some late lunch at Ithaca Bakery (no photos). We enjoyed two of their sandwiches, they have a HUGE menu! After lunch we drove back toward Taughannock Falls, we had never stopped there before, and did some hiking and sightseeing.
View from the overlook
At the bottom of the falls
We "hiked" 2.4 miles, it was more of a walk rather than a hike but it was still a lot of fun.
Mike always makes me look short in photos
After hiking we made one more stop at the Cayuga Lake Creamery for some ice cream. It was yummy and a great end to a wonderful day!
We also had a tag-along on our trip yesterday. When we went to packet pickup for Musselman we were given stuffed mussels, also known as Mussel Baby. The race director wants people to send him photos of where our mussels have been, so we thought that Taughannock Falls would be a great place for Mussel Baby's first adventure!
Mussel Baby at Taughannock Falls
He will be coming with us to Vermont when we run the 100 on 100 Heart of Vermont relay in a few weeks and Maine when we run the MDI Marathon!