I headed out towards the IROQUOIS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE. I stopped at TOPS and purchased a wrap and a chocolate milk and headed on my way. I wondered if I would be able to find the Visitors Center on Casey Road. I did find it and spent about fifteen minutes there, looking around, picking up some information and purchasing a postcard.
Then I looked at a map and decided to drive around a bit. I continued down Casey Road and then went east into Alabama, NY, and then got back on 77. I drove on 77 for a bit, stopping at a couple of overlooks and trying out my binocular. They work well, but are old and big and bulky.
I turned north on Salt Works Road. which took me right through the refuge. I noticed this interesting sign
When I reached the corner of SALT WORKS ROAD and WEST SHELBY ROAD, I saw a really small old cemetery. I stopped to take a couple of pictures.
I turned west on West Shelby Road, and passed the fire station and continued. I found another old cemetery (I think it is on Gilbert Road), and stopped to take a couple of pictures
findagrave.com says this is the GILBERT CEMETERY and it in Royalton Center (Niagara County) and now I realize that I have been here before, about 13 months ago when I stopped to find a geocache while driving across the state.
I continued in the direction I thought would take me to Lockport(west) and found myself on Chestnut Ridge Road (the second time).
I stopped at a place called OLEARS and had an ice cream cone. Its a convenience store, a couple of miles east of Lockport on Chestnut Ridge. Mostly, I wanted to find out if they serve food there (for future excursions) and they do.
It was a great afternoon! I was in three countys: Niagara, Orleans and Genesee!