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Tom and Sara Visit Ithaca

These are pictures that Sara took from her and Tom's visit to Ithaca in August 2014. Frank's pictures are here.

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Ithaca Falls

Our first stop was Ithaca Falls. A nice waterfall, and very easy to get to.

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Frank and Tom checking their cameras, phones, and camera-phones.

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Tom scans for signs of intelligent life.

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Frank describes the gorge formation using obscure geological hand gestures.

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Tom stands out on a rock to get pictures of the falls.

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Frank takes a picture of Tom taking a picture of the falls.

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Frank, taking a picture of Sara, taking this picture. Frank's pictures are...(more)

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Frank showing Tom the picture he took of Sara.

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Frank pointing out something either obvious or obscure to Tom as they stand on...(more)

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Tom and Frank with Ithaca Falls in the background.


The Cornell Dairy Bar

Next, we went to the Cornell campus, stopping at the Dairy Bar for some local ice cream. I hadn't been there since they reopened it in its new building. It was quite good.

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Frank and a Dairy Bar fake cow.

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Tom and Dairy Bar cow.


The Johnson Musuem of Art at Cornell

While on campus, we stopped at the Johnson Art Musuem. Basically, I wanted to show them the view of the area from the 5th floor gallery. But we also spent some time looking at the art there.

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Tom and Frank look at some art in the 5th Floor Asia Gallery of the Johnson...(more)

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Tom and Frank look at some odd, funky art at the Johnson Museum.


A Flight Over Ithaca

I gave Tom and Sara a ride in a Cessna Skyhawk (C-172). We flew over Taughannock Falls and then Ithaca.

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Frank checks if there's enough fuel for the flight. There's not.

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Tom and Frank pull the plane up to the fuel pump.

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And by "pull up the the pump" I mean, tug on the plane.

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More tugging.

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More pulling of the plane. It was only slightly uphill.

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Frank fills the right wing fuel tank.

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More gas.

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Posing after filling the left wing fuel tank.

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Then they push the plane back from the pump.

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And a bit more pushing.

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Frank does the pre-flight inspection. The flaps are lowered to the full...(more)

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Frank and Tom in the front seats, shortly after the engine start. The GPS is...(more)

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Frank and Tom right before takeoff. The GPS is showing satellite receiption. ...(more)

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Tom looks out at the view of Cayuga Lake below.

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In the air. The altimeter indicates a little over 2500' above sea level.

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Frank demonstrates to Tom some sort of maneuver with his hand.

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And we keep banking like this...

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...until our wing hits the ground. Actually, I have no idea what I was telling...(more)

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Frank flying and the view down below of Ithaca.

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Sara and Tom next to the Cessna 172 Skyhawk we flew.

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