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    Holly... age is like cheese, you only get better with it! On that note be sure to go to Hammondsport and visit Dr. Konstantine Frank Wine Cellars (Also known as Vinifera Wine Cellars). If you are going to have some wine and cheese, this winery was central to vinifera grapes being grown in this region.
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    So I had a work situation today that delays my escape from Wisconsin until Thursday evening. So I will get there later in the day Friday. Was planning to be there for opening of the gates.
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    Places of possible interest

    For those going to the Finger Lakes Rally I thought I would give you some suggestions for places I like to visit.

    Eating:
    BBQ Dinosaur in Syracuse or Rochester, seriously good 'cue
    http://www.dinosaurbarbque.com/locations/syracuse/
    Dano's Heuriger on Seneca lake, Viennese bistro
    http://www.danosonseneca.com/index.html
    Just a Taste Wine and Tapas bar in downtown Ithaca
    http://www.just-a-taste.com/
    Thai Cuisine, good Thai food
    http://ithacathaicuisine.com/
    Madeline's, continental with an Asian flair and hands down the best desserts (the owner is a pastry chef) in the area. Downtown Ithaca
    http://madelines-restaurant.com/
    Glenora Wine Cellars on the W side of Seneca lake. They also have a nice restaurant
    http://madelines-restaurant.com/

    Visiting
    Letchworth State Park, nice ride, gorge, falls
    http://nysparks.com/parks/79/details.aspx
    It's a bit of a ride but I enjoy it Rt 97 from Hancock, NY to Port Jervis, overlooks the Delaware River, very nice.
    Seneca and Cayuga wine trails
    http://www.senecalakewine.com/
    http://cayugawinetrail.com/
    Montezuma wildlife refuge if you're into that sort of thing
    http://www.fws.gov/refuge/montezuma/

    You probably have your days already planned but I wanted I would throw some things out that I enjoy on a regular basis in the area. Stay Vertical

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    Talking Great Time...

    Just got home from the Finger Lakes Rally (had to leave early). Another fun one as always! Thanks to all of the Club members for putting on a great time. See you next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnevling View Post
    Get it fixed, Rod!! Or you will have to send Diann by herself on her bike...tee hee!!!
    That would never do!

    Had a great time at the rally, nice meeting you............Rod
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    I agree a nice rally in a very beautiful area. This was my second trip and I will return again.

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    Another great rally and OUTSTANDING weather this year.
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    Thank you to the Finger Lakes BMW club for another stellar event. It was fantasic.
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    Finger Lakes

    We too, want to thank the Finger Lakes Club for putting on an an outstanding rally year after year. This rally is one of our favourites.

    The best was sitting around our campsite and visiting with friends, from just about everywhere in the US and Canada.

    Terry and Darryl
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    Great Rally - Thanks.

    Made it back safely to Wisconsin in time to prepare for the Wisconsin BMW Club's Dell Rally this weekend. I had a surprise going through Cleveland, The Blue Angels were performing and I was able to pull off along side the road and watch their last 15-20 minutes of the airshow. Then another surprise, a downpour after having made it through Chicago on I-94 with only having to let up off the accelerator twice for a speed check...

    Thanks to the Fingerlakes BMW Club for putting on a great rally. everything was awesome. great dinners, breakfasts and sausages, pizza ... and running of the entire event in general. (...now if I only had a rally decal to add to my side-case...)

    Rick
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    I have to agree

    that once again the Finger Lakes club put on another spectacular event. The weather even cooperated this year. This club epitomizes what a well-run club that works together can do. There are a lot of other BMW clubs out there that can learn from this one. I am always amazed at how even the kitchen staff is super friendly. Must be something in the local water....
    Somers, NY

    Just enjoying the ride.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdpc2 View Post
    ..I am always amazed at how even the kitchen staff is super friendly. Must be something in the local water....
    That kitchen staff was great, they put out some awesome food, coffee, etc. So well organized as well moving everyone through the chow line. Sunday dinner was interesting as the chow line kept going well past the deadline and it appeared everyone with a ticket was fed just as well as the first in line. Can't say enough about their friendly attitude, always had a smile.

    The folks on the gate and registration were awesome as well.

    One of the interesting rally descriptions I heard from a multi-year attendee, "...When you leave, If you didn't know the rally ended each year, coming back the next year, it is like it never ended, just keeps going..."

    Rick
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    1st Fingerlakes

    This was my 1st Fingerlakes rally.. It was a Great Time. Really enjoyed the band Saturday. Arrived to late for dinner Saturday due to road closures in PA (from the Huricane last year) BUt had a Great dinner in town.

    Sunday road out to the Curtis Museum So lots of riders in the area as well.

    Thanks for a Great Rally.. See you all Next year...

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