|Dry Buttermilk and Swimming Area|
We took an hour long hike around the gorge trail, and we got to see many different small falls. Although there was a lack of water, so it wasn't very much like buttermilk, it was still a gorgeous view. The best part about most of these trails is that despite the fact that it's hot, they're mostly shady and being so close to the water feels nice. We got to small pools of water along the way and got to touch the water, it was really cold. The whole group traveled pretty far, but we decided to go back because we were running out of time. One RCA went one way, and the other 3 took the rest of us another way. The other RCA beat us to the swimming area.
Of course, after being sweaty and tired most of us changed into swimsuits and went into the water. Because it's a very natural place, the bottom was very rocky and I strongly regret not bring water shoes with me, or at least sandals on this specific hike. The water was very cool, but we weren't allowed to go into the deep end, so in order to get mostly wet we had to squat down. It must've been only 20-30 minutes until we had to leave, but it was refreshing.
Paula and I got back on campus and went straight to business. We had plans to go see the production of the musical In The Heights, originally by Lin-Manuel Miranda. We showered, got lunch, and then started bugging our friends for what we needed. Public transportation was our original method of transportation the theatre, but our friend Tommy and my classmate Ansh really helped us out by lending us their bikes. They're both from New Jersey, coincidentally, so they brought their bikes with them. We printed our ticket, and by 2 PM we were good to go. There were a few complications on the way, like Ithaca's random rain and Paula struggling to ride the bike. Nevertheless, we made it to the Hangar Theater safe and sound. On the way, we took the Cayuga Waterfront Trail and it was so worth it. We probably got to see more of Ithaca by taking this trip than we would've otherwise.
|I tried to take a picture while riding the bike|
|The bike that made it all happen|
My afternoon was very eventful compared to the rest of the evening, and I feel like that's the opposite with everyone else. My friends and I just roamed around the halls for the most part, and we watched a part of the move Spotlight, which I will be fully watching as soon as possible. Then, I took some time to work on my affirmative constructive for my debate class. It's a lot of research, but the research is interesting.