That would be Point Chautauqua and that whole world around Lake Chautauqua where I’ve spent substantial parts of my life since 1981 (and actually, before).
At the moment it’s rather a world of snow and ice. It’s always colder there than here in Ohio, a blessing in the summer and a big part of the reason those Victorians decided to have a summer resort (or more) there. Even in the winter it is a blessing for those who love skiing and winter sports.
My daughter Alice and some of her friends are supposed to go up for the weekend and ski at Holiday Valley in Ellicotville, about an hour and a half further into the Alleghenies. I hope this turns out to be fun for all and that my grandson Nathan, eight years old and an eager beginning skiier, will be enough recovered from his flu to take part.
On the institute grounds they sometimes have sleighing in the winter, especially during the winter festival. I’ve only been to this a few times, but it’s lovely and they build a huge ice castle for it. I mean HUGE. It’s called I.C.E. Ice Castle Extravaganza.
Paul and I went to this together and were amazed and delighted.
And this from 2012.
This festival happens over the President’s Day weekend in February.
But before that event which I won’t be attending, I’ll be traveling to Maryland for a long weekend with Emily, Ingmar, Sofia and Clara. Sofia says they will have a “surprise” party for my birthday. Hope it works out well!