take my grandkids (Cassandra who is almost twelve and Tyler, who just turned seven) to CANADA'S WONDERLAND.
Meg, the kids and I left my house in W. Laurens early on Friday morning, the 10th of August. We hightailed it to Eastview Mall (outside of Rochester) so we could meet up with Megan's high school friend Karla Bailey and her boyfriend, and go to the LEGO store. We arrived at the mall a couple of minutes after noon. While Megan was trying to contact Karla by cell phone, the kids and I went on a double decker carousel. Karla and her boyfriend arrived and we all purchased lunch (at different places) and we ate together. I had a WAHLBURGER from Tom Wahl's. Then we went to the LEGO store.
Then it was on to our lodging at CANADA'S BEST VALUE INN in Richmond Hill. On the way there, we passed Canada's Wonderland and Megan and Cassy and Tyler all squealed with delight at the sight of the huge roller coasters. I think we arrived at our hotel around 9:30 p.m. Peggy and I had a room adjacent to the room Megan and the kids shared.
The next morning we had the continental breakfast offered by the hotel and headed to CANADA'S WONDERLAND. Unfortunately, we were reading the wrong mapquest and ended up in Toronto, but we eventually made it to Canada's Wonderland around eleven a.m.
In the late afternoon, Megan and the kids headed to the waterpark and Peggy and I left the park. We headed to Katz's so we could have supper there again, but found it closed. We went to a holocaust memorial and searched for a minute or two for a geocache there, but we were more interested in the memorial than the cache, and we did not find it. We headed back to Canada's Wonderland and stopped at a place that offered takeout from the SWISS CHALET and we had chicken dinners. I also had a poutine!
We met up with Megan and the kids at Canada's Wonderland and went on a couple more rides before
heading back to our lodging.
That evening, Peggy had a meeting so we were on our own for supper. We ordered a pizza and salad from
a pizzeria on Main Street (Papa Joe's?) and then went to the cemetery so I could show my fathers grave to Megan and the kids. We explored the cemetery a bit and then went out for ice cream at LAKE EFFECT ARTISAN ICE CREAM. It was the best ice cream we ever had.......especially Tyler's FROZEN HOT CHOCOLATE.
Tuesday morning we headed back across the state. We went through Honeoye so Megan could show the kids some of the places from her childhood such as Sandy Bottom Beach and the house we lived in from l978 through 1986, prior to moving to the Oneonta area. We also went to THE WIZARD OF CLAY and stopped by Karla's house to see Karla for a few minutes.
We stopped in Canandaigua for lunch at Charlie's Restaurant.
It is a very kid friendly place, with a large menu and very reasonable prices. Then it was back on the road so that Megan and the kids could make it home in time for supper with Misty and her family.