Sunday, November 25, 2012

Syracuse Afternoon

Yesterday, Peg and I decided to visit an elderly lady (97) in a nursing home in Liverpool, New York.  Mary spent part of her childhood living with my fathers family in Lockport, New York.  I had met her once before in the summer of 2010.

We headed out around nine a.m. for this little over two hours drive to Liverpool.  There was snow and wind at various times, we seemed to be driving through various stages of weather!

Our first stop was at DESTINY, NY (I think thats a dumb name for a mall) which used to be the Carousel Mall.  Peggy has stopped several times and she particularly likes a Japanese fast food place.  So, we had lunch there, and now I know why she likes it so much. One of the neat thing about this food court is that
several of the places offer samples.   I walked around the food court and saw both a Japanese and Chinese place that had good specials and I could not resist purchasing a take out meal from both places. (which Peggy, Carrie and I had for Sunday lunch).

Then we did a bit of geocaching finding FOOD DROP #3 in the Wegmans parking lot.  Then we went to the nursing home and met with Mary.  It was a very good visit.  When it came time to leave, she did not want us to go.

On the way home we stopped for a sundae at the McDonalds in Cazenovia.  I think we arrived back at my house at 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Oneonta Afternoon................

After work today, I met Connie at SIMPLY THAI for lunch.  Once again, I had the Pad Priew Wan. It is a stir fry dish with beef, pineapple, tomato, carrot, cucumber, bell pepper and onion, with a hefty scoop of white rice.  It was absolutely delicious!  I tried a bit of Connie's Thai Fried Rice, and it was very good.

After that, we crossed Main Street to check out the new Taiwanese restaurant.  The prices appear to be very reasonable, and we plan to have lunch there very soon.

Then we went to the Oneonta History Center.  I purchased a Christmas present for my sister, Peggy, a couple of postcards for my grandkids and a couple of other small items.

Then we met at Wilber Park, where we took a walk.  While walking, we started to talk about candies we recall from our childhood.  That conversation led us to wondering if any of those candies are available at the new candy store on Main Street.  Soooooooo, we decided to meet up there.  We found some of the "old time candies", but not all.  The chocolates are shipped from ASHER'S in Pennsylvania.  I bought two jelly squares, which were delicious!  Connie was still looking around when I left!

It was a nice afternoon.

Note: the CENTER STREET DELI will close soon.  Connie recommends the chicken salad sandwich and
rice pudding.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Bainbridge/Sidney Geocaching Adventure

We have been having some very nice (warm and sunny) November days, so I asked Leslie if she was free and if she might be interested in doing some geocaching.  She responded that she did want to go and we decided to go to Bainbridge, where some new geocaches have been placed.

We met up at her house at 9:30 a.m. and headed out.  We stopped first in Unadilla to look for a micro at the UNADILLA DRIVE-IN.  Leslie found it and we moved on.  Next, we looked for DON'T BARK UP THE WRONG TREE at the Sidney Fishing Access.  We were unable to find this one.  Leslie had found it a while back, and she checked the spot where it used to be and it was gone.  We looked all over the area, thinking maybe it fell out of its spot and might be on the ground, but no luck.

Then we headed to Bainbridge, where Leslie found CLINTON RE-REDUX, an elusive cache hidden in a very different type of spot.  Then we found several more geocaches in Bainbridge. One was hidden in a parking lot, and there we saw this car:   Then we had lunch at BOB'S DINER.  We both had patty melts.  Then we found two more Bainbridge area geocaches.  I suggested we look for a one room schoolhouse on Searles Road that I had heard about, so we did look, but we did not find it.  We did find this small cemetery which I think is in the Yaleville area.  Then we  headed back towards Oneonta.

We stopped in Sidney to find 3rd on my 33rd, which was hidden in the parking area of a shopping center.

Another stop in Otego, where I found TRUCKERS DREAM SPOT, and then we headed back to Oneonta.