Finger Lakes trip
[Home] [Up] [Lucky cloud] [Finger Lakes trip] [The Baltic Cruise] [Your identity & space travel]
 

The Finger Lakes Trip

Eden plan fellowship

When we say New York, many people will correlate to a busy city. In fact, New York City is only a small part of New York State. This state is a long province. The northern side of it has beautiful countryside. There are many very European cities. They are even named European. The northern part of New York State is mountainous. These little mountains are hilly have formed many long lakes. There are five larger lakes in parallel looks like fingers. Many European settled in this territory. The weather in this area is mild very suitable for grape cultivation. Many vineyards and winery established in the Finger Lakes area.

On 4th –6th Aug 2006, the Eden plan fellowship planed an outing trip to the Finger Lakes area. We reserved two cabins and one trailer in a campsite of Ovid. We selected Friday afternoon to travel because we do not want to travel on Sabbath as the bible said in Matthew 24:20. “But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day.” Although our trip is not an escape, but the bible said you should not choose Sabbath day to travel even on escape. This obviously is not nice to travel on Sabbath counting peacetime. Our team who work took half a day off on Friday. It was lucky the traffic wasn’t bad. I figured many travellers taken Friday off had already left by Thursday. It was because coming Monday was a holiday, which many people want to make an extra long weekend. The security on border crossing was tight. They inspected our cooler and drinking water. Much later we heard the news London airport found suspects carrying liquid bombs.

Since crossing the Canadian and US border does not allow bring any fruits. So we have to purchase fruits once we crossed the border in Buffalo. Our travel members complained the fruit prices in the supermarket of Buffalo are high and not as fresh. It is correct. The city of Toronto generally has gigantic supermarkets with fierce competition price. They are selling at high volumes with quick turn over. After shopping, we rushed to the campsite. We used a toll road. They give you a ticket and collect money on exit according to the distance you travelled. On the highway, we saw deer staring at us.

On Sabbath morning, we intend to do bible study in Letchworth state park. Tourism web site suggested us to take a scenic route of highway 54. Viewing natural scenery is an exposure with God’s creation. Travel for recreation purpose is very different to rushing destination. It is highly recommended by our church. On our way, we passed Geneva. This European named city is in front of a small lake. On the other side of the lake, we saw this city looks very European. The real Geneva in Switzerland is also in front of a lake. The other side of the Geneva Lake is the French Alps Mountains Mont Blanc. Mont Blanc is so high that dwarf Lake Geneva. Lake Geneva is much bigger than Finger Lakes. You can see across the Geneva Lake because of the gigantic mountains looks just in front of you, but you cannot see the city and houses as we did in New York Geneva. There are glaciers in Mont Blanc. Snow does not melt in summer, because of the high altitude of Mont Blanc. The landmark of real Geneva is a high water fountain on the lake near the shore. This copy Geneva does not have water column. Both Genevas have a park on waterfront. We stopped at the park for an early break.

In the park, we meet an old Chinese woman with a baby carriage. She told us she is from Beijing China. Her daughter is working and studying in New York City. She would move to New York City very soon. There isn’t much Chinese in Geneva. We left with her a website address for access of Chinese gospel message. She was very glad to meet us.

Continue on our journey to highway 54, we went to a wrong road. On wondering no gorgeous scenery, we missed a big portion of the route. Half a day was spend on finding the road, by the time we reached Letchworth park is already late afternoon. Everybody felt hungry, so we picnic in front of a water dam. We found no water on both sides of the dam. Everybody wondering what is this dam used for? Some said this dam has been abolished. On looking at the introduction, we understand this dam is use to hold water to prevent flooding on the city below. It does not use to hold water as reservoir, because this could destroy the natural ecosystem.

This park was a private property. It has gorges and waterfalls, which are miniature wonders. People refer it as the “Grand Canyon of the East”. The landlord donated it to the state and named after him. On continue of our journey, we stopped on different scenic spots. We saw huge gorges. Running river can remove earth on its way. Rivers usually run along valley as mountains collect rainwater as funnel. Prolonged cutting action can incise a deep wall to form gorge. Although this New York gorge is miniature on comparing to the Grand Canyon of Arizona, however, they both show the great creation of God. We praised the Lord on seeing such beautiful natural scenery.

This park is enhanced by several waterfalls. The upper falls are viewed best by Glen Iris Inn. This Inn was original a private residence. It is now open to public. There was a wedding going on when we were there. The upper falls is characterized by several layers of falls. There are little falls as little as few feet high. The gathering of different sizes of falls mingles together as a choir. There are stairs and road going to the falls. There is a park by the falls. Big old trees are on everywhere. The lower fall requires some walking to view it. It is smaller than the upper falls. It is also not as sophisticated as the upper falls. But both are beautiful.

By the time we took a quick browse of these little wonders, it is already quite late. We have no time to do bible study by the falls as planed. So we rushed back to campsite before too dark. After quick wash up and simple supper beside the trailer before mosquito active, we all jammed inside the trailer for bible study. The trailer is so small that is hardly any room to stand; we all sit on the bed. The bible study is rewarding and memorable, especially Jesus promised us “for where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20.

We checked out the campsite very early on Sunday morning. It was too early that no business opened yet. We stopped by a city park to do bible study again. Latter, we passed by a vineyard for free tasting and purchase of grape juice. This vineyard has a beautiful shepherd dog lying in the showroom. We latter observed this dog has a missing a front leg on seeing it limp.

For closing of our trip, we went shopping in factory outlet mall near Waterloo. Outlet malls are usually selling off-season goods at discount prices. Our members were very enjoyed this trip. We agreed it was a rewarding outing.
 

五指湖遊記

伊甸計劃成員

每當我們提及紐約,很多人就聯想到一個繁忙的都市,其實紐約市只是紐約州的一小部份而已。這州呈長形,其北部有美麗的鄉村,有很多歐陸式的城鎮,這些城鎮甚至以歐洲城市命名。紐約州之北部多山,有很多山丘,形成很多長形的湖泊。其中有五個較大的湖平行排列看似手指,很多歐洲移民在此定居。這區的天氣溫和,很適合葡萄的種植,在五指湖區有很多葡萄園和釀酒廠。 

在零六年八月四至六日,伊甸計劃成員計劃了一次五指湖之遊。我們在Ovid營區訂了兩間渡假小屋和一輛拖車。我們選擇星期五下午起程因為我們不想我們的行程在安息日,正如聖經馬太福音2420說:“你們應當祈求,叫你們逃走的時候,不遇見冬天或是安息日。”雖然我們的旅程不是逃難,但聖經說即使是逃難你們也不要選擇安息日旅行,很明顯在和平時期更不適宜於在安息日趕路,我們之中有些仍在工作的就在星期五請半天假,很幸運當日的交通情況還算不錯。由於星期一是公共假期,所以很多人希望有一額外的長假期,我相信很多旅行者星期五請假一天,星期四就早已經啟程了。邊境保安很嚴,他們檢查我們的凍箱和飲用水,遲些我們聽聞英國倫敦機場發現旅客擕帶可疑液體炸彈的消息,

由於通過美加邊境不准携帶任何水果,所以過了邊境進入水牛城我們必須購買一些水果。我們的成員埋怨水牛城的超市出售的水果既貴又不新鮮。這的確是事實,在多倫多有很多大超市,它們的貨價很具競爭性,它們以薄利多銷為宗旨。購物之後我們趕往營地,我們使用收費公路,他們先給你一張路票,在出口處按行程遠近向你收費。在高速公路我們看見有鹿凝視著我們。

安息日早晨,我們計劃在Letchworth州立公園研經,旅遊網站建議我們行風景優美的54號公路。為觀賞大自然的美景以顯示神創造的偉大而旅行有別於趕路,是與神的接近,這是我們教會所極力推崇的。在我們的行程中路經日內瓦Geneva。這個以歐洲城市命名的小鎮位於一小湖面前,在湖的另一邊我們看見此地很歐洲化。真正的日內瓦在瑞士也是位於湖邊。日內瓦湖的另一邊是法國阿爾卑斯山脈的勃朗峰Mont Blanc,因勃朗峰非常高而將日內瓦湖顯得細小,日內瓦湖卻又遠大於五指湖。你能看見日內瓦湖的對岸因為龐大的山就好像在你面前,但你卻不能如紐約的日內瓦能看見市鎮內的屋。在勃朗峰有冰河,冰雪盛夏也不融化,因為勃朗峰海拔很高。真正的日內瓦地標是湖內離岸不遠一座很高的噴泉,翻版日內瓦卻無水柱。兩個日內瓦均有水邊公園,我們在公園裡稍作休息。

在公園裡我們遇見一位中國老婦推著嬰兒車,她告訴我們她來自北京,她的女兒在紐約市工作和學習,她很快就要遷往紐約市。在日內瓦有很小中國人,我們留下我們的網址給她,希望她能瀏覽我們的網站收看中國福音訊息,她很高興遇見了我們。

繼續我們的行程往54號公路,沒有美麗的風景令我們覺得奇怪,原來我們走錯了路,我們錯過了一大段美麗的路段。我們花了半天時間去找路,當我們到達Letchworth公園己是很晚的下午時分。各人都感覺非常飢餓,於是我們就在一水壩前野餐。我們發現水壩兩邊均沒有水,各人都奇怪這水壩有何用途,有人說此水壩已被廢棄。我們看過說明才知此水壩是用來攔水以免在下的市鎮被洪水泛濫,它並非是用來蓄水的,因為這樣會破壞自然環境生態。

這公園原是私人物業,它有峽谷,瀑布,簡直是一袖珍奇景,有人譽之“為東方大峽谷”。業主將它捐贈給州政府,後以他的名字命名。繼續我們的行程,我們在不同的景點停留,我們看見巨大的峽谷。山嶺如漏斗會聚兩水,河流一般沿著山谷往下流,奔流的水將泥土遷移,長期的割切雕琢成深壁,形成峽谷。雖然此峽谷與亞利桑那州之大峽谷相比,紐約州的峽谷只是小巫見大巫而已,但兩者均顯示神的創造大能,我們看過如此自然美景都齊聲讚美主。

這公園有幾個瀑布增添不少魅力,上瀑布最適合由Glen Iris Inn旅店觀賞。這旅店原為私人住宅,現開放給公眾。當我們去到時剛好有人在此舉行婚禮。此瀑布的特點是多層瀑布,有些小瀑布只有數呎高,大大小小的瀑布群混合而成一群,好像合唱團一樣。有梯級和路通往這些瀑布,瀑布旁有一公園,到處都有巨大的古樹。下瀑布需要步行一段路才能觀賞到,它比上瀑布為小,亦沒有那麼復雜,但兩者仍是非常美麗。

我們趕緊盡情欣賞這些小奇景,可惜時間已晚,我們已無時間進行預定在瀑布旁的研經工作。於是我們匆忙趕回營地以免太黑,在蚊蟲活躍之前,趕快洗澡,在拖車旁邊吃了簡單的晚餐,各人擠進拖車進行研經工作。拖車非常狹窄,沒有足夠空間讓人站立,惟有各人坐在床上。研經很有得益而難忘。特別是耶穌答應我們“因為無論在哪堙A有兩三個人奉我的名聚會,那奡N有我在他們中間。”馬太福音1820

星期日清晨我們離開營區,因為太早所以還沒有商店開始營業。我們經過一個城市的公園就停下來再次進行研經。稍後我們經過一葡萄園,進去試飲和購買葡萄汁。這葡萄園有一美麗的牧羊犬躺在陳列室,稍後我們才發現牠失去了一條前腿,跛著的走路。

結束我們的行程之前,我們前往滑鐵盧附近的工廠直銷店購物,又一歐洲城市名字。這類購物商場一般是減價出售季尾貨,月下貨,過時貨等。我們每人都覺得這次旅行非常得益,一致都認為是很有意義的外遊。

五指湖游记

伊甸计划成员

每当我们提及纽约,很多人就联想到一个繁忙的都市,其实纽约市只是纽约州的一小部份而已。这州呈长形,其北部有美丽的乡村,有很多欧陆式的城镇,这些城镇甚至以欧洲城市命名。纽约州之北部多山,有很多山丘,形成很多长形的湖泊。其中有五个较大的湖平行排列看似手指,很多欧洲移民在此定居。这区的天气温和,很适合葡萄的种植,在五指湖区有很多葡萄园和酿酒厂。 

在零六年八月四至六日,伊甸计划成员计划了一次五指湖之游。我们在Ovid营区订了两间渡假小屋和一辆拖车。我们选择星期五下午起程因为我们不想我们的行程在安息日,正如圣经马太福音2420说:“你们应当祈求,叫你们逃走的时候,不遇见冬天或是安息日。”虽然我们的旅程不是逃难,但圣经说即使是逃难你们也不要选择安息日旅行,很明显在和平时期更不适宜於在安息日赶路,我们之中有些仍在工作的就在星期五请半天假,很幸运当日的交通情况还算不错。由於星期一是公共假期,所以很多人希望有一额外的长假期,我相信很多旅行者星期五请假一天,星期四就早已经启程了。边境保安很严,他们检查我们的冻箱和饮用水,迟些我们听闻英国伦敦机场发现旅客擕带可疑液体炸弹的消息,

由於通过美加边境不准携带任何水果,所以过了边境进入水牛城我们必须购买一些水果。我们的成员埋怨水牛城的超市出售的水果既贵又不新鲜。这的确是事实,在多伦多有很多大超市,它们的货价很具竞争性,它们以薄利多销为宗旨。购物之后我们赶往营地,我们使用收费公路,他们先给你一张路票,在出口处按行程远近向你收费。在高速公路我们看见有鹿凝视着我们。

安息日早晨,我们计划在Letchworth州立公园研经,旅游网站建议我们行风景优美的54号公路。为观赏大自然的美景以显示神创造的伟大而旅行有别於赶路,是与神的接近,这是我们教会所极力推崇的。在我们的行程中路经日内瓦Geneva。这个以欧洲城市命名的小镇位於一小湖面前,在湖的另一边我们看见此地很欧洲化。真正的日内瓦在瑞士也是位於湖边。日内瓦湖的另一边是法国阿尔卑斯山脉的勃朗峰Mont Blanc,因勃朗峰非常高而将日内瓦湖显得细小,日内瓦湖却又远大於五指湖。你能看见日内瓦湖的对岸因为庞大的山就好像在你面前,但你却不能如纽约的日内瓦能看见市镇内的屋。在勃朗峰有冰河,冰雪盛夏也不融化,因为勃朗峰海拔很高。真正的日内瓦地标是湖内离岸不远一座很高的喷泉,翻版日内瓦却无水柱。两个日内瓦均有水边公园,我们在公园里稍作休息。

在公园里我们遇见一位中国老妇推着婴儿车,她告诉我们她来自北京,她的女儿在纽约市工作和学习,她很快就要迁往纽约市。在日内瓦有很小中国人,我们留下我们的网址给她,希望她能浏览我们的网站收看中国福音讯息,她很高兴遇见了我们。

继续我们的行程往54号公路,没有美丽的风景令我们觉得奇怪,原来我们走错了路,我们错过了一大段美丽的路段。我们花了半天时间去找路,当我们到达Letchworth公园己是很晚的下午时分。各人都感觉非常饥饿,於是我们就在一水坝前野餐。我们发现水坝两边均没有水,各人都奇怪这水坝有何用途,有人说此水坝已被废弃。我们看过说明才知此水坝是用来拦水以免在下的市镇被洪水泛滥,它并非是用来蓄水的,因为这样会破坏自然环境生态。

这公园原是私人物业,它有峡谷,瀑布,简直是一袖珍奇景,有人誉之“为东方大峡谷”。业主将它捐赠给州政府,后以他的名字命名。继续我们的行程,我们在不同的景点停留,我们看见巨大的峡谷。山岭如漏斗会聚两水,河流一般沿着山谷往下流,奔流的水将泥土迁移,长期的割切雕琢成深壁,形成峡谷。虽然此峡谷与亚利桑那州之大峡谷相比,纽约州的峡谷只是小巫见大巫而已,但两者均显示神的创造大能,我们看过如此自然美景都齐声赞美主。

这公园有几个瀑布增添不少魅力,上瀑布最适合由Glen Iris Inn旅店观赏。这旅店原为私人住宅,现开放给公众。当我们去到时刚好有人在此举行婚礼。此瀑布的特点是多层瀑布,有些小瀑布只有数尺高,大大小小的瀑布群混合而成一群,好像合唱团一样。有梯级和路通往这些瀑布,瀑布旁有一公园,到处都有巨大的古树。下瀑布需要步行一段路才能观赏到,它比上瀑布为小,亦没有那么复杂,但两者仍是非常美丽。

我们赶紧尽情欣赏这些小奇景,可惜时间已晚,我们已无时间进行预定在瀑布旁的研经工作。於是我们匆忙赶回营地以免太黑,在蚊虫活跃之前,赶快洗澡,在拖车旁边吃了简单的晚餐,各人挤进拖车进行研经工作。拖车非常狭窄,没有足够空间让人站立,惟有各人坐在床上。研经很有得益而难忘。特别是耶稣答应我们“因为无论在哪里,有两三个人奉我的名聚会,那里就有我在他们中间。”马太福音1820

星期日清晨我们离开营区,因为太早所以还没有商店开始营业。我们经过一个城市的公园就停下来再次进行研经。稍后我们经过一葡萄园,进去试饮和购买葡萄汁。这葡萄园有一美丽的牧羊犬躺在陈列室,稍后我们才发现它失去了一条前腿,跛着的走路。

结束我们的行程之前,我们前往滑铁卢附近的工厂直销店购物,又一欧洲城市名字。这类购物商场一般是减价出售季尾货,月下货,过时货等。我们每人都觉得这次旅行非常得益,一致都认为是很有意义的外游。
 

Hi-Tech Net
5143 Tomken Road, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 1P1, Canada.
( 905-625-9261
Email: fablenatural@gmail.com