9:30 am flight to Buffalo and ran into Maricel in the security line. I was surprised to learn he was on my flight and amazed that he been randomly placed in the seat next to me. Charlie picked us up at the airport as he had been visiting family in Detroit. After a tasty hamburger at Fuddruckers, we finished the drive to Rochester for the their late afternoon score-o. It was not part of the NA champs rather a good tune-up.
Orienteer (score-o) 1:40:00  10.0 km (10:00 / km) +250m 8:53 / km
shoes: Montrail Vitesse 712
ROC local meet. Mendon Ponds 1 hour score-o.
I planned to take all the controls regardless of the time as a warmup for the weekend. I figured this would take me over an hour but not 40 minutes longer so the run was more than I planned and I paid for it a bit later in the weekend.
Regardless, it was a good map of some nice terrain with some very steep areas and little underbrush. Very enjoyable. Made a costly parallel error (between two trails) at one point and could not convince my addled brain that I was not where I thought. Thus, I repeated attacked a control off the wrong trail. Not good but I learned from the error and was much cleaner for the rest of the weekend.
Following the meet we finished the drive to Syracuse & checked in to our room. The lady at the front desk recommended an Italian restaurant a short walk away. The place was overpriced and empty, however, we did get to try some Saranac IPA... yum. We also had the pesto gnocci in gourmet portions so in one of my more crass moments, I politely asked for seconds and we were rewarded with another plate to share. Great waiter. By the and of it, we had all OD'd on the rich gnocci & IPA.