Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Ithaca, NY is a haven of gorgeous falls and woodland trails.  When I lived in New York, it was a favorite weekend camping spot.  Most visitors are attracted to the falls, which are indeed striking.  Taughannock Falls has a dramatic 215-foot drop and the pool at the base of Buttermilk Falls is a favorite family attraction.  While I also enjoyed the falls, the rocky steps and trails were my favorite and I treasured early morning walks that lead to the top of the falls.

 Looking back, it seems amazing that I could hike for hours on steep trails and never feel out of breath.  At the time, I took good health for granted, never envisioning the day when a virus would change my life forever.  I didn’t think a lot about health insurance either.  Fortunately, most of the bills, which soared over one hundred thousand dollars, were covered.  With challenges to Obamacare reaching the Supreme Court level, people may give more thought to health insurance today.  Still, according to a PBS report, over 40 million Americans are uninsured and nearly 40 million more have inadequate health coverage.   

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  1. Two of my favorite places! Perhaps you've seen pictures of both on my blog at various times.

  2. Amazing and beautiful pictures :)