A majority of the time when I travel on business I stay at a chain hotel, never see the city I am staying in other than a convention center or an office building, rarely see any tourist areas and am in and out of the city in less than 48 hours to get home as fast as I can to my family.
This week has been no different in that I flew into Syracuse, stayed in a chain hotel and am en route to get home in 48 hours + a few.
The exception this week to my travel is that I toured the central New York countryside alongside our client contact and a colleague of mine. Our tour guide was a passionate native New York dairy farmer. I saw numerous dairies and beautiful farms across the Finger Lakes Region of New York, an area I never knew of and absolutely loved. Our farmer guide gave us the rich history of the region and then took us to dinner at the Sherwood Inn in Skaneateles, NY. He pronounced the town’s name quickly but to me it sounded like “Skinny Alice”.
Now why was I staying at Homewood Suites by Hilton instead of staying at the Sherwood Inn? A mistake I will never make again.
I loved Skaneateles.
The view of the lake from our Sherwood Inn restaurant.
I want to go back and spend a long weekend with my family in this sleepy little town to go to these quaint restaurants, stay at the Sherwood and experience more of the New York I have never known.
But for now I am anxious to get home. One flight down, two to go and then a prairie drive to see Hunter pitch in a baseball game where Nathan will meet me with the girls. Skaneateles is a great place to visit but the prairie is where I belong.