Monday, November 11, 2013

Long Weekend in Lockport: November 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11th

DAY ONE: driving to Lockport

I left my house at 8:15 or so and headed west.  My plans were to stop in Lyons, New York to go to the Wayne County Museum, so I used my GPS Navigation System to get me there.  It is a great museum, in the old jail. T cell blocks are still there, including some "prisoner art", along with the wardens office and some very interesting historical exhibits.  Then I explored the downtown area before driving north towards 104.  104 took me almost all the way to Lockport, and I arrived around 4:20.  We met up with Mike, Janie and the boys and Becky Austin for supper at THE CUP AND SAUCER (which I think is in Barker).
I took this picture of Janie's sons Dillon and Dominic before we left.

DAY TWO:  I put a chuck roast with carrots, onions and mushrooms in the crockpot.  We spent the bulk of the day working on the downstairs apartment, doing some deep cleaning.  I went to MEL'S to have the brake fluid in the Pacifica checked in the early afternoon.  Betty joined us for supper.  Later that evening, Peggy and I put together a list of things to do the next day.  I didn't think we would be able to fit all of them in..............

DAY THREE:  Play Day!!!!  I packed a lunch and we headed to Medina to go to the Railroad Museum, which was great!  We also shopped at Miller's Bulk Food (an Amish store)then we looked for a few geocaches, finding two of them. There is a geocache hidden near the CULVERT ROAD (the only road that goes underneath the Erie Canal) but we failed to find it because we chose the trail on the wrong side ofthe canal.  We stopped at a farm stand. Then we headed to Buffalo to drop off some books that Peggy saved for a friend who sells them on Ebay to help support some missionaries.  We went to a Super WalMart to try to find PB2 (a low calorie peanut butter product that Peggy had heard about), but it was not available.  We went to TRADER JOE'S where I hoped to be able to purchase some of their corn bread mix, but it was not available.
(it was my first time and I love this place) and then had supper at HOMESTYLE BUFFET (I think thats the name of it).

DAY FOUR:  I met up with Peggy and David at church and after church we went to Cammarato's for lunch.  I had chicken and biscuits.  I rested in the afternoon and early evening we went to visit Audrey.  I picked up half of a pepperoni/onion pizza at PIZZA OVEN.

DAY FIVE:  I headed for home.  I drove out 104 stopping to take pictures of cobblestone houses, an old cemetery, a huge antique shop and more. I saw this HUGE old cobblestone building, and later on I found out that it used to be an inn!

Too bad this huge antique store was closed because I would have LOVED to go inside and browse around.  
 While driving through Rochester on 104 I decided to get off and find the house I lived in in 67-68 and part of 69.  Then I looked for DON and BOB'S a place I used to eat at.  It has moved to a new location close to the old one and is now called DON'S ORIGINAL.  I had lunch there............the ground round was just as I remembered it being.........and so was the chocolate almond custard (absolutely delicious).  I drove out of Rochester on Route 31.

In Clyde, New York I stopped to take pictures of the ERIE MANSION

This old car was sitting behind the mansion, which is now a B and B.  Tours are offered and I kept the phone number, and I hope to take a tour someday.  

That may have been my last stop to take pictures.  I got on the thruway and headed east, getting off at the Canastota exit, and then driving to Morrisville and on home, arriving around 4:15 p.m.

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