A Great Perhaps

1 Apr
Breathing Dreams

Breathing Dreams

I go to seek a great perhaps.

That kind of sums up an adventure, doesn’t it? Last weekend we took a road trip to upstate N.Y. because I found a photo online of a 215ft waterfall that looked impressive. We spent 5hrs in a car, each way, for a place that on the whole probably wasn’t going to offer many good vantage points for images.

But then again, maybe it would. Maybe it needed to be explored. Maybe it needed to be worked at. Maybe… Well, maybe’s are intriguing…so we went.

Taughannock Falls are pretty awesome. The gorge trail was closed (probably for the best…ice and cliffs don’t mix well), and the rim trails offered limited views…but the overlook was so damn pretty. The light was Narnia level magical.

And as a bonus, that area is loaded with cliffs, gorges and waterfalls. There was so much to see, we are obviously going back when it warms up.

Why, you ask?

Because… Ithaca is gorges.

Hahaha (yes, that really is their slogan. It’s my kind of place!)

18 Responses to “A Great Perhaps”

  1. this abundant life April 1, 2015 at 2:46 pm #

    I appreciate that you drove 5 hours for a great view of a waterfall. We are a lot alike.

    • seeingspotsphoto April 1, 2015 at 2:49 pm #

      Life should be filled with experiences. I want mine to overflow with great memories instead of regrets, so I usually end up saying something like, “why not?” and hitting the road. Lol

      • this abundant life April 1, 2015 at 2:51 pm #

        That’s a great way to live. With young kids it’s hard work, but so worth it. Too easy to get caught up in routine and live a very safe (boring) life.

      • seeingspotsphoto April 1, 2015 at 3:29 pm #

        Lol that’s the truth. And I know my parents and grandparents always took the kids on road trips even at a young age. Its tough, but possible and the impact on the children’s life (mine, my parents) was immense!

  2. rumpydog April 1, 2015 at 2:55 pm #

    I love the photo, so I think the drive was worth it!

    • seeingspotsphoto April 1, 2015 at 3:29 pm #

      Thanks so much, Rumpy! šŸ™‚ it was definitely a fun weekend. No regrets!

  3. bigsurkate April 1, 2015 at 4:18 pm #

    Oh, nice. I can see driving 5 hours for something like this!


    • seeingspotsphoto April 1, 2015 at 6:24 pm #

      Well, this, among other great hikes, gorges, and…um…girls weekend stuff. (Fancy restaurants and tasty drinks Lol) šŸ™‚

  4. iosatel April 1, 2015 at 5:21 pm #


  5. sjhigbee April 2, 2015 at 12:02 am #

    What a magical photo… and it sounds like an enjoyable trip, as well. Though I’d struggle with a 5 hr road trip, given my hinky back…

    • seeingspotsphoto April 2, 2015 at 4:43 pm #

      I hear ya on back problems! For most part, I am able to manage my damaged discs with exercise and PT, but when it’s acting up, long car rides are a lot less enjoyable.

  6. Joanne April 3, 2015 at 6:52 am #

    What an AMAZING capture – what a wonderful reward for a 5-hour road trip there! šŸ™‚

    • seeingspotsphoto April 4, 2015 at 8:37 am #

      I agree 100%! Good photos always make me feel like the effort was worth it. šŸ™‚

  7. flahertylandscape April 6, 2015 at 8:14 am #

    Yeah, it was worth it! Winter–waterfall–great aura of mysticism there! Thanks for sharing.

    But the idea of driving five hours out and five hours again back–mind my next comment lightly–from an American expatriate–something quite American about 10 hours of driving–being acceptable–it is something I grew up with–thoroughly enjoyed and sometimes miss–that great space inside the car on the way to a strange place–lower Michigan to upper Michigan for example–but I never captured a photo as well as you have!

    • seeingspotsphoto April 6, 2015 at 1:03 pm #

      Lol the drive is actually my least favorite part, but until we develop a way to teleport, alas, it’s the most affordable way to explore!

  8. ricksmithphotos April 6, 2015 at 2:50 pm #

    An absolutely beautiful photo. Makes me want to go there.

    • seeingspotsphoto April 6, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

      You should! There is a lot of nice hiking and waterfall photo ops in the area. šŸ™‚

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