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Canandaigua Lake, New York

Just before the start of school we decided to take a break and get away. We had been thinking about doing something of the sort all summer but were unsure, when we finally decided to go ahead with it everything within a 3 hour radius was booked. We were only willing to go to safe states so Pennsylvania and New York seemed like our best bests. I expanded my search to the Finger Lakes district in Upstate New York and couldn't believe our lucky stars when I found a cute little place on VRBO in Canandaigua Lake with a pool! Yippee!!

It was approx 5 hours away.. so we thought to break up the trip with a horse back ride once we crossed into New York. We had never done one before and H is finally of a age where some companies allow him to ride a trail. Unfortunately it rained the whole afternoon.. so that was cancelled.. :(

Other than that little hiccup everything else was thankfully smooth sailing..

The House







We spent a lot of time in the pool.. well they did.. I spent a lot of time reading by the pool. It was a little cold but the kids didn't care.. they were so happy.. so we were so happy.





We played board games, watched movies, drank hot coco and popcorn and cuddled


Our only teeny tiny complaint would we that there were no restaurants that delivered. So we went to the nearby towns of Naples 15 minutes south and Canandaigua 15 minutes north of us to eat at the many restaurants. We even ended up dinning indoors a couple of times.. which we were initially very hesitant about but the tables were set far far apart, disinfected and it was all fine. 

While in the town of Canandaigua we stumbled upon a used book store, Papaperback Place..  



and we came home with 7 more books :)

We spent some of our morning at Kershaw Park on the northern most tip of the lake and then rented kayaks for an hour. This was D's first time being on his own kayak. H was with M on his kayak and I had my own. It was a beautiful day.



We were there for about 3 days.. on the way back we stopped in Corning to have lunch. We were in Corning last year and had heard a lot about the Corning Museum of Glass. Didn't had time to visit it then. Now we did :D

We spent way more time there then we had planned.. there were live demos.. very interesting. 



There was only one family per row.. very socially distant. And the glass artist had to use a air pump instead of blowing glass with his mouth. 




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33 comments:

Mónica Sors said...

Lovely and relaxing place!
xx
Mónica Sors
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Jennifer said...

This looks like a fun and relaxing time!

Jennifer
Curated by Jennifer

karen said...

hmmm, I really like this getaway and maybe I need to do that, especially since we drive through corning on our way to visit Canadian relatives (border closed so that's not happening any time soon).

In another life you should be a travel agent, you come up with fun things to do and great places to see!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

This sounds like the perfect little getaway. I miss the Finger Lakes area, my daughter went to Cornell and we'd visit all the time!

Jeanie said...

Oh dear,I need to rewrite my comment. I keep forgetting to click the little box at the bottom! This looked like a perfect spot for your family and a great find. Love the pool and all the very happy smiles on everyone. Upstate NY is so lovely. I've always wanted to visit the Corning museum when we pass through and seeing your photos makes me want to visit all the more!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness what a GREAT trip. It looked relaxing and fun at the same time. The 'boys' all look happy. Seemed like you had a wonderful time. ☺

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a great place! Sounds like you had a fab time. Love the unicorn floatie, by the way. And that action photo taken from behind of your son in the kayak is great!

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

This looks wonderful! Glad a good time was had by all!

Kelly said...

What a fantastic vacation! The place you stayed looks wonderful and you got to do so many fun things. One can never have too many books. ;)

Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom said...

I have a friend that recently vacationed in the finger lakes region and loved it. Beautiful photos!

Carrie
curlycraftymom.com

Kathrine Eldridge said...

What a terrific getaway! The house and the nature looks so beautiful.

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Laura B said...

This looks like such a fun place for a getaway! The museum of glass looks fascinating! And your rented cabin is darling!

Christina said...

This looks like a fabulous holiday! The cottage is rather cute and a swimming pool is always a bonus. I am glad you had a lovely time x

Sparkles and Lattes said...

That sucks that the restaurants wouldn't deliver and that your horse back riding experience was cancelled too. I love the house that you guys stayed in. Beautiful and with a pool. My girls would be in that the whole time.

Emmylou said...

Oh wow! So awesome to see these pics:) That's great that you found this house and able to get away. And that's great to hear that social distancing was practiced where you went:)

Jodie's Touch of Style said...

What a fabulous get away Hena!!! We have a pool at our rec center and I always think it's cold when it's only 80-something degrees!! Its' funny how the kids don't care!
Bummer you missed the horseback riding but everything else was so fun!!
XOOX
Jodie
www.jtouchofstyle.com

16 blessings'mom said...

That place looks fantastic for a little vacation! We live in rural upstate NY, north of Weedsport. The Finger Lakes are so beautiful, and I absolutely love the Corning Museum of Glass, although it's been years since I've been there. Since we couldn't go to Norway this summer, we went to the Adirondacks for a week, thank goodness for Airbnb!
Della
(I love how the kids enjoy books so much!)

Shauna Crymble said...

I feel so relaxed looking at these pictures!

Aidan Brogan said...

This place looks really cozy and serene!

Veronica Lee said...

What a fantastic getaway, Hena!

Love the happy smiles on everyone's faces!

Debbie said...

this sounds like the perfect "relaxing" vacation...the complete opposite of disney!! my favorite picture is the one of you on the couch with the boys!!

the house is adorable and what a beautiful pool!! bummer about restaurant delivery but i hope at least the restaurant food was good!! and soooo nice to find that book store, for a family who loves to read!!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, that sounds wonderful. What a nice little getaway. The house on the lake looks so charming and clean too. I bet the boys had a blast kayaking. Books stores are always fun for the kids. They can browse in there for so long just looking around and using their imagination. A cute photo of all of you cuddling with popcorn and hot cocoa. And that unicorn photo is delightful. So glad you got a chance to get away and relax for awhile.

~Sheri

Rach said...

What a great escape! It looks so relaxing!

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Polyester Princess said...

How lucky you were to find that gem of a house. And with a pool no less. I can see the boys made full use of it! How lovely to find that used book shop. I could have spent hours in there. Renting those kayaks sounds great too, as does that interesting glass museum! xxx

littleglitterybox said...

This place looks so fab and cozy! It looks like you had so much fun.

xx Simone
Little Glittery Box

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What a nice little late summer getaway!

awhite said...

Yay for little getaways- that place looks perfect! And the pool! What an awesome + fun feature.

-Ashley
Le Stylo Rouge

Doused in Pink | Chicago Style Blog said...

What a fun getaway! The cottage you rented is adorable! And, the Corning glass museum looks amazing!

Jill - Doused in Pink

Jackie Harrison said...

What an amazing place looks like so much fun beautiful family.

Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra said...

What a lovely getaway! Your kids look so very happy to be in that pool. I'm glad you all had such a great time.

Lovely said...

This looks like a fun trip. Guess you had a wonderful time.
xoxo
Lovely
www.mynameislovely.com

Stefanie said...

OMGosh, what an awesome place! Love how you had your own pool. My kids would never have left it. And yay for used bookstores!!!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Looks like it was a wonderful getaway! The house is so cute! I've never been to Corning, but one day I'll get there!

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