Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Lake Keuka

My parents, sister and brother-in-law came in for our annual family get-together and summer vacation. This year we went to the Finger Lakes and stayed at a house on Lake Keuka.

We visited wineries, the Curtiss Museum, Mackenzie-Childs on Lake Cayuga, Watkins Glen and Lake Seneca. We also shopped at Amish grocery stores and Amish bicycle shops and many local farmer's markets. And, of course, we boated on the beautiful lake surrounded by vineyards.

The lakehouse we rented on Lake Keuka.

We brought our boat and the rental house had a dock (perhaps not the best dock, my only complaint on our rental house).

Chloe "chilling out" on the deck of the house.

Chloe jumping off the deck of the house into the lake. This was a big hit with the kids.

Chloe preparing to board an inflatable boat that came with the house. We brought our dogs and Lizzie is in the background hunting a dragonfly.

Deanna, taking a photo of me from the dock as I take a photo of her from the balcony.

Deanna sitting on the dock.

A crime scene on our dock.

John looking up to the balcony.

Uncle John and Chloe love to fish. Chloe caught so many fish, they were all small and we threw them all back.

Inspecting one of Chloe's catches before returning it to the lake.

John starting the nightly fire.

Lizzie relaxing.

Matt and the kids playing in the lake.

Roasting marshmallows.

A view of the deck from the dock.

Oliver climbing back into the inflatable boat after a couple of dives.

Chloe and Oliver playing and swimming.

Matt and Oliver throwing the football.

Oliver sneaking some Twiglets.

Did I mention Oliver is a maniac when it comes to jumping and diving into water?

More dives.

Having fun with PaPaw.

Jumping to PaPaw from the dock.

Swimming in the lake.

ABC--already been chewed.

Oliver goes like a maniac diving, climbing out, splashing and climbing out to do it all again. He wears himself out.

Being silly with PaPaw.

More sillyness.

Swimming with PaPaw.

Oliver swimming to PaPaw from the "boat".

Oliver and Uncle John in the morning.

Playing in the water along the shore of the house.

BeBe and Oliver at the chicken house at Mackenzie_Childs.



Oliver hanging on the handrail before entering the tour house at Mackenzie-Childs.

Chloe riding in the bow of the boat and relaxing.

Matt kneeboarding with the beautiful scenery in the background.

Oliver in the bow of the boat. The kids love to ride in the bow and love for Matt to splash them. They also love to "jump" or cut across another boats wake. Chloe and Oliver have termed this "wake booty".

Deanna and Dad at Watkins Glen State Park.

Chloe and Oliver at Watkins Glen State Park. Oliver went half way up and jumped down every step going back down. He had fun.

Oliver and Chloe at the pier on Lake Seneca in Watkins Glen.

BeBe, Chloe and Oliver at the pier on Lake Seneca.

We drove the track at Watkins Glen.

Me and the kids at the start/finish at The Glen.

Oliver and Chloe liked this motorcycle and side car at an antique motorcycle show we attended at the Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport.

The guys check out a Honda motorbike.

Oliver was taken by this little yellow motorcycle.

We bought a new tube for the lake while we were in Penn Yan. Chloe loves the new tube. We are towing her to the boat dock to take the boat out at the end of the week.

Until the next lake vacation....

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