Saturday, July 3, 2010

Water Water Everywhere

Before I begin, I would just like to say that today’s theme is water.

This morning something extraordinary happened: I slept in until 9:45! It was so nice! Today I felt better than I have all week. Sleep is important in college life (as I’m learning the hard way). I’m just glad we did not have to meet until 10:30. Sleeping is good…

Anyway, now we move onto discussing my day. We began by driving to Lake Cayuga (the seven ILC-ers) to partake in a brunch cruise along one of the beautiful Finger Lakes. We boarded the boat and (which had a first floor ceiling that was easily scraped by my hair) and headed to the top deck. Chris, Dyana and I immediately began snapping pictures (which you can find at the end of my post). The boat trip was a great way to unwind after a tough first week of class. All we had to do was sit back, talk and take a few pictures. The trip lasted about two hours, and those two hours were filled with scenic beauty. There were actually times where I had to remind myself to take pictures because I was hypnotized by the scenery. The trip on the boat was an excellent way to begin our weekend.

We continued our day by dropping off Chris and Andrew Woo at Donlon. Chris needed to do work and Andrew did not feel like joining us on our next adventure: going to Treman State Park to go swimming. The advertised water temperature was fifty-seven degrees. I couldn’t wait to get into the water and out of the ninety-two degree heat. Unfortunately I didn’t quite realize just how cold fifty-seven degrees was. I ended up sitting on the edge of the sectioned off portion of the falls for at least five minutes. I finally got tired of just sitting in the sun (not being able to feel my legs below the knee) and plunged beneath the surface of the icy cold water. Beilul was the next to jump in. Jacky soon followed suit. Andrew must be aqua-phobic or something because he would not get in the water for ten minutes after we all jumped in. Eventually we all began to swim away and that’s when he finally decided to jump in. We had a great time. We walked around in the shallow side for a while, but then we ventured over to the main attraction: the waterfall. We had to actually swim over if we wanted to lean against the rocks. Jacky, Beilul and Andrew got over fairly quickly. I have never taken official swim lessons though, so I took significantly longer. The water was amazing under the falls. It came cascading down like rain, but was warm like a shower. I only wish I could have found better footholds and a place to sit. It seemed like we got out of the swimming area almost immediately after getting in. Oh well; time flies when you’re cooling off.

After we got back from the park, I dropped off my backpack, changed and headed downstairs to talk to Andrew and Jordan. I thought I would have time to do some work, but we left fifteen minutes later to go watch one of the worst movies of 2010: The Last Airbender. M. Night Shyamalan has fallen so far with his movies. I knew the movie was going to be horrible, but I wanted to go with Andrew and Jordan just so I could say, “I told you so,” and maybe get a few laughs out of how corny it was. I was able to do both. I actually almost fell asleep during the movie. That is how boring that movie was; I nearly nodded off half way through. Unfortunately, my leg moved and shook off my weariness. Oh well, now I can actually help the rest of mankind that has not suffered through that “movie.” (P.S.- The water theme in this passage comes from both the waterbending in movie and from the tears of laughter that followed.)

And now I have returned to Mary Donlon Hall to blog. I’m very tired and I will be diligently working on my essay that is due Tuesday. Until tomorrow (laundry/study day) I’m signing off.

In the Dock

Waiting for Departure

Still Waiting...

Commencing Departure

Chris and Beilul Enjoying the Sights

Cornellian Discussions

Lake Cayuga Greenery

Dragon Canoes...?

Scenery and a Sailboat

Houses on the Water

Cornell at a Distance

It's Over...

1 comment:

  1. Hi Alex

    Very nice pictures of lake Cayuga,would like to see it in person some day!

    PS: Like to see more picture of fireworks from Rochester.