Boat Cruise on Lake Seneca

Published: August 17th 2011
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Sonnenburg Winery, Gardens, & Mansion
July 24, 2011
This morning we headed out to the wine country, in the Finger Lakes. We had two sets of friends with us in two cars and we met up at our hotel which is the Best Western Airport Inn. Along the way we stopped at a hamburger place called Wahl’s. OMG the best burger I have found in a long while (of the fast food type, of course). The onion rings were also perfect.
Our first stop was the Sonnenburg Gardens, Winery and Mansion. The grounds are beautiful and the mansion was decorated in the period for when the owner lived there. We did get to have a quick sample of 5 wines. Unfortunately, we couldn’t stay there a long time since we had to get to Penn Yan.
We arrived in Penn Yan at the Best Western Vineyard Inn and Suites. It’s a very nice hotel and it’s in a perfect location near Lake Seneca. We made arrangements to go on a cruise this evening and to meet up with Robert’s Aunt who would drive up from Trumansburg. Our other set of friends had stayed at the Sonnenburg Mansion longer and we weren’t able to tell them of
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I like these two wines at the winery in Sonenburg
our plans. Their phone was Verizon and they did not have cell phone coverage here. We started out in the evening to go to the cruise and got a few blocks down the road when the car overheated. The check engine light came on and we barely made it back to the hotel. Our other friends walked into the hotel at the same time we were going to try to get a taxi to take us to the boat. They ended up taking our other friend’s reservation and we were on our way to the dinner cruise on Lake Seneca.
The dinner cruise was very good. They didn’t have any local wines to purchase at dinner which I thought was very odd. Here we are in wine country and they are serving California wines, go figure…

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Dave, Robert & Patty in the Sonnenburg gardens
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A winery in the finger lakes
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View of Lake Seneca

View of Lake Seneca
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Dinner cruise

View from the boat cruise on Seneca Lake.

A couple nice wines on our wine touring.
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winery in finger lakes

ahhh....sweet grapes
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Fresh baked rolls at the Best Western Penn Yan
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Best Western Penn Yan, fresh flowers and baked goods at continental breakfast.

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