Party --- 7/3/2015 - 7/5/2015 --- Ithaca

Fourth of July in Ithaca. We watched fireworks from the slope on the first of July, because that's how Ithaca does things. Mike, Beth, Kate and Sean showed up at 2am Thursday night. Then Erin drove up super early on Friday. We spent the day picking blackberries on the black diamond trail, biking around town, paddling on Cayuga Lake and the inlet, eating Purity and Lizano, and going for a lovely walk to see fireflies at Six Mile Creek.

Saturday we had an amazing waffle breakfast (with fresh berries) and then spent the rest of the morning at the farmer's market, Ithaca commons, and walking the Cascadilla trail. Lindseth in the afternoon and a big dinner at night. After dinner we played that threesome game for several hours. Was I not supposed to mention the threesome game?

Sunday we went for a muddy ride at Hammond Hill, then rinsed off the mud at Potter's Falls.

Picking blackberries with Erin, Gretchen and Sarah (Category:  Party)

Picking blackberries with Erin, Gretchen and Sarah    Ithaca -- 7/3/2015

A 16' canoe almost fits entirely in the Sprinter (Category:  Party)

A 16' canoe almost fits entirely in the Sprinter    Ithaca -- 7/3/2015

This isn't what it looks like... (Category:  Party)

This isn't what it looks like...    Ithaca -- 7/3/2015

...my keys were tied into my board shorts, (Category:  Party)

...my keys were tied into my board shorts, and there didn't seem to be any reason to untie them before unlocking the van.    Ithaca -- 7/3/2015

So Purty! (Category:  Party)

So Purty!    Ithaca -- 7/3/2015

Om nom nom!!! (Category:  Party)

Om nom nom!!!    Ithaca -- 7/3/2015

Waffles! (Category:  Party)

Waffles!    Ithaca -- 7/4/2015

Sarah's pie (Category:  Party)

Sarah's pie    Ithaca -- 7/4/2015

We had nine bikes in the garage Sunday morning. (Category:  Party)

We had nine bikes in the garage Sunday morning.    Ithaca -- 7/5/2015

Warming up (Category:  Party)

Warming up    Hammond Hill -- 7/5/2015

Warming up (Category:  Party)

Warming up    Hammond Hill -- 7/5/2015

Warming up (Category:  Party)

Warming up    Hammond Hill -- 7/5/2015

Muddy trails (Category:  Party)

Muddy trails    Hammond Hill -- 7/5/2015

Muddy trails (Category:  Party)

Muddy trails    Hammond Hill -- 7/5/2015

Inchworm (Category:  Party)

Inchworm    Hammond Hill -- 7/5/2015

Back to the mud (Category:  Party)

Back to the mud    Hammond Hill -- 7/5/2015

So fast! Just a blur! (Category:  Party)

So fast! Just a blur!    Hammond Hill -- 7/5/2015

Mike blasting through the mud (Category:  Party)

Mike blasting through the mud    Hammond Hill -- 7/5/2015

Mike blasting through the mud (Category:  Party)

Mike blasting through the mud    Hammond Hill -- 7/5/2015

Mike blasting through the mud (Category:  Party)

Mike blasting through the mud    Hammond Hill -- 7/5/2015

Mike blasting through the mud (Category:  Party)

Mike blasting through the mud    Hammond Hill -- 7/5/2015

Muddy finish (Category:  Party)

Muddy finish    Hammond Hill -- 7/5/2015

Muddy and happy (Category:  Party)

Muddy and happy    Hammond Hill -- 7/5/2015

Sized for a facebook cover photo... (Category:  Party)

Sized for a facebook cover photo...    Hammond Hill -- 7/5/2015

...just sayin' (Category:  Party)

...just sayin'    Hammond Hill -- 7/5/2015

Was a white shirt the best choice? (Category:  Party)

Was a white shirt the best choice?    Hammond Hill -- 7/5/2015

I was there too (Category:  Party)

I was there too    Hammond Hill -- 7/5/2015