I did a Throwback Thursday on Twitter and Facebook today for the first time in a long time. This was taken by the Ott Lake Rambler or maybe his wife at Taughannock Falls, which is near Ithaca, New York in October 1989 (he was at Cornell that year). It was a little cool, but mostly it was drizzly, so that’s why I had the jacket and my Seattle Sombrero from REI (which I still have!). Taughannock Falls is one of the prettiest places I’ve been to, and the drizzle saturated the colors of the trees and rocks.
I visited Ithaca twice, once by plane via Pittsburgh and once by driving. I can say I never really figured out driving in Ithaca. There are about six state highways that go through the city, but they come in from one direction and leave through a completely unexpected direction, so I was always turned around. Fortunately I didn’t have to navigate to the falls by myself. I thought Ithaca was a cozy little town, though. I suppose the fact that it was autumn was a big part of that. Mr. and Mrs. Rambler had an apartment I really liked.
I can’t believe it’s been 25 years since these photos were taken, a quarter century since I was there. This whole passage of time thing is really making my head spin.