Gail and I got to spend a good deal of time on two of our favorite lakes, Cayuga and Piseco.
After a brief visit to Ithaca we took our niece, Mariana, with us to Piseco to visit the Arend camp and meet our new nephew, Dusty. Like a good uncle I held him while he napped, and also gave older brother Harper a banjo lesson. Harper also made his first trip up Panther Mountain, about 30 years after his mom's first. We hiked in some old growth, the last stand I knew about from and article that I cut out more than 15 years ago, the tree pictured is from a hike Gail and I took to T Lake.
Andy was also in on the special project at GrassRoots set-up (as always), building new bathrooms for the Trumansburg Fairgrounds. Alan spearheaded the project (as always). It was great to be part of such a creative and appreciated effort (as always). The picture on the bottom is from a previous year when we built the pavilion that is now the musician stand at the Trumansburg Farmers Market, it came in handy for a few dozen people in a rain storm that visited GrassRoots (as always).