Monday, August 30, 2010

Return to Fairport NY

It had been 16 years since I had been back to my hometown.  We actually moved there when my brother and I were in 5th grade and graduated high school from Fairport, then moved back to Ohio that summer.  I call it my hometown though because that is where all of my early memories are from.  Our 20 year reunion was this year – geez I am old! It was so great to be back – reconnected via Facebook with my best friend before we went.  We lived right next door to each other growing up and her parents are still in that house so we got to see our old house, did the wineries at Keuka Lake-spent lots of time in the summer at my friend, Leslie’s, cottage on the lake.  We went down to the Village of Fairport – they are one of the few canal towns that have a bridge that still lifts vertically so let boats pass through so got a few pictures of that happening.  It was weird how so much has changed but I still remembered how to get places.  I worked at Orange Julius in high school at the local mall – it is now the most awesome mall – it has all the great stores in it plus nice restaurants attached – reminds me of Kenwood in Cincinnati.  I didn’t realize how much I missed the entire area until I was back.  Great memories and hope to go back with kids sometime – they would love to see it – there is so much to do there!  You will see that my brother joined us since we are twins and he graduated with me – lots of my friends forget that fact – and we were silly, just like in the good old days – Leslie – thank you – it wouldn’t have been nearly as enjoyable without you hanging out with us the whole weekend!


A. Humphrey said...

great video. looks like fun was had by all.

Anonymous said...

Great picture! They made me a little homesick:( It looks like you had a great time.I love that lake and the rochester area yet I live in Ohio!!!! Looks like you enjoyed some Finger Lake wine while you were there.