ok, so today wasn’t my most original day.

since the weather was so nice, i decided to do what seemingly every other resident of tompkins county was doing today, and visit taughannock falls.

after all, ithaca IS gorges.

also, it was free day at museum of the earth. this is one of those places that my friends and i seem to always want to visit, but just don’t get around to it. well, today, it was free! and pretty neat.

i think, though, next time that someone asks me why i won’t swim in the lake, i’m going to show them these pictures of fossils that were found in this county:

because, after all these years of seemingly irrational fear of bodies of water that aren’t swimming pools or don’t have a clear view of the bottom? i finally know what i am afraid of.

a giant, armor-plated fish the size of a school bus.




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  1. do you remember hearing the story of the Owasco lake monster that was like the Loch Ness… it saved some Indian baby. I’m glad it was nice and all, but still didn’t make me want to swim in the dark water anymore. I had a fish swim into my foot once and I am still racked with fear 20+ years later…. I think it was probably a 1 lb trout or something, but my imagination envisions some sort of water horse. and yes… I’m supposed to be a grown up.

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