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This afternoon I got together with 2 of my friends, George and Byron. We went through a sunflower maze and then had dinner at an upscale restaurant nearby. The restaurant is called the Inn Between. It is in an Italianate style farmhouse (C. 1880) that sits among rolling-hill farmland between Camillus and Elbridge, just west of Syracuse. The family that runs the restaurant also owns the surrounding farmland, where 75 acres of sunflowers are currently planted. They have created a maze in the sunflower field next to the restaurant. Wandering through the maze was a delightful experience!

The Inn Between Restaurant.

There is a cluster of bee hives under the trees at the left. We saw lots of bees on the sunflowers.


George and Byron in the maze.


More sunflowers, the restaurant is in the background.

This flower had a diabolical expression on its face.

Your's truly, looking a bit bedraggled after wandering the maze.

After exploring the maze, the 3 of us had a fabulous dinner. Our table was next to windows that looked out over the sunflower maze. I had French onion soup, a Caesar salad, and roast duck served over sage dressing with roasted mixed vegetables and mashed potatoes. For dessert I had a chocolate and raspberry mousse. Our waiter was very friendly, and touched me on the shoulder/back 8 times during the meal, (yes, I counted ;-)) It was all very delicious, decadent, and pricy, ...As I like to say: You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough! ;-)

Date: 2016-08-15 04:17 am (UTC)
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I never heard of a sunflower maze before. How perfectly delightful!

Date: 2016-08-15 04:50 am (UTC)
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It WAS delightful, Susan!

Around Halloween, corn mazes seem to pop up all over the area, but this is the only sunflower maze that I have ever seen.

Date: 2016-08-15 04:27 am (UTC)
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Sounds like a great day! Glad to hear you had such a good time.

Date: 2016-08-15 04:51 am (UTC)
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Thanks, Mark!
It was a lot of fun. I had a great time!

Date: 2016-08-16 06:16 am (UTC)
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Did you brush against the waiter's bum at any point..?

Date: 2016-08-22 01:12 am (UTC)
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Not yet!

Date: 2016-08-15 12:26 pm (UTC)
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As I like to say: You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough! ;-)

love this saying!

Date: 2016-08-16 04:42 am (UTC)
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Thanks, Mike!

I think you and I have similar outlooks on life.

Date: 2016-08-15 01:41 pm (UTC)
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A very cool looking farm house/restaurant. :)

Bees and a flower maze? Interesting combination. lol...

Hello, Your's truly. :p
Hugs, Jon

Date: 2016-08-16 04:31 am (UTC)
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It was a very cool old house, Jon, and the restaurant was excellent, but the most memorable part for me was seeing the sunflowers stretching off into the distance.

Yeah, you would think that all those people and kids wandering through a field full of flowers and bees would be a recipe for disaster. Fortunately honey bees are relatively docile. They were more interested in the flowers than the people. And the people, even the kids, seemed satisfied to leave the bees alone, and stayed on the paths. The hives were blocked off with caution tape.

I do try to be careful with spelling, but sometimes I miss things. My grammar, on the other hand, is often an awkward mess. :p


Date: 2016-08-16 08:40 am (UTC)
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Please don't think I was correcting your grammer. Heaven knows mine is far from perfect.
I was just greeting you with your label. lol........

Date: 2016-08-22 01:11 am (UTC)
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OK, thanks, Jon! I did think you were correcting my spelling ~the missing apostrophe in "your's". I thought it was out of character for you to do that, but I didn't take it personally. I should have known better!


Date: 2016-08-22 01:30 am (UTC)
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I think with spelling and grammar not being my strong point I tend to over do it trying to make sure every thing correct. LOL.......

Date: 2016-08-15 02:36 pm (UTC)
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Wow, that's seriously cool! Out here, we just get mazes with hay bales. :)

Date: 2016-08-16 04:58 am (UTC)
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Wandering through the field of sunflowers was definitely a very cool experience, Mark. :-)
Even seeing a field of sunflowers that stretches off into the distance is an amazing sight. Sunflowers are not a common farm crop around here.
I would love to go through a hay bale maze, but not many farms here have the machinery that makes rectangular bales any more. Nearly every farm makes the giant hay wheels now.

Date: 2016-08-18 12:24 pm (UTC)
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I like those photos a lot.

I like the house that was built in 1880.

I prefer older architecture.

I know you do, too.

Date: 2016-08-22 01:04 am (UTC)
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Thanks, Jerry. :-)

Yeah, we have similar taste in architecture.

I should get out and do things like this more often.
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