We left Niagara Falls this morning and headed for our destination for the weekend - Mariaville Lake, NY. The ride was all highway except the last 10 miles. We really missed the quiet highways of the UP today!
We arrived at 4 and were immediately welcomed by Lorrie, one of the inn keepers. It is a beautiful old house and every room is different. Our room is beautiful and faces the lake.
Last night we had a fantastic dinner in a revolving dining room overlooking Niagara Falls. Tonight we had wraps and potato salad on the little deck on the lake. What a switch but we are happy doing either!
After a cup of coffee on the deck, we went on a "night walk" with the inn owners, Rick and Lorrie. It was awesome (and a little bit scary). We learned a lot about night vision (no flashlights allowed) and checked out some constellations and satellites. We also trekked through some woods to a beaver dam. At first, we could hear the beavers slapping the water. Rick brought a night scope and we could see the beavers swimming around. It was really cool.
When we got back from our walk, some of the other guests had started a fire so we joined them for awhile and had a fun time.
Tomorrow, Rich and I are going to repeat the hike and see the beaver dam in the daylight.