Sunday, September 27, 2015
Last evening, I decided I wanted to go to the Apple Harvest Festival at the Newfane Historical Society today. I called a few friends to see if I could find someone to go with me, but I did not have any luck. I decided to go anyways. I arrived about fifteen minutes before it was supposed to open and was surprised to see so many cars parked already, but most likely many of them belonged to the various vendors and workers. The first place I went was to see the CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT. I was the only "civilian" there, which was nice, I could take pictures of the soldiers and the various buildings without other people being in them. I had a beef on weck and apple cake with ice cream.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
There were a lot of activities to choose from today in Lockport and Niagara County. I chose the Hartland Fall Fest. I met up with my friend Elaine and we met Peggy and Becky at the stone schoolhouse
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Mary Ann and I met up at my house and headed out 78 towards Hamburg, and then down to Gowanda. In Gowanda we stopped for a geocache hidden behind the historic theatre on Main Street and then we got on Route 62 heading south towards Randolph. Our second stop was in _________________ which seems kind of like a semi ghost town. A geocache is hidden in a garden next to this old building which is being restored.
Mary Ann and I woke to another gorgeous fall day and headed out, towards home with lots of stops on the way. Our first stop was at an ALPACA FARM not too far from the Pope Haven Campground where we found a geocache the other day. The owner showed us the alpacas and talked about how they are raised, etc. It was very interesting.
Friday, September 18, 2015
I picked Pam up this morning and we headed to LOCKPORT CARES (the local homeless shelter) for their Open House and Yard Sale. At first it looked like maybe it was only a yard sale, but eventually a tour was offered. Our guide was an Australian gal with a very nice accent. She took us through the building and talked to us about the program. Then we went to Niagara Produce to pick up some rolls for lunch at Pam's apartment. She prepared tuna salad sandwiches, and served chips and a banana cake that she baked for a friends birthday the day before. It was very good. She showed me a few old books she has. One of them is a cookbook and I found this recipe for Yorkshire Pudding:
Friday, September 11, 2015
It was a gorgeous late summer/early fall day and Mary Ann and I decided to go geocaching. We headed towards Albion early this morning. The first cache we found was a huge one in the area of a former petting zoo/amusement park in Albion. CHRISTMAS PARK was open for twelve or thirteen years until l965. The geocache was NOT on the ground. I saw it first and then told Mary Ann that she needed to find it and then decide how to retrieve it.
Monday, September 7, 2015
Peggy suggested that we might do something together on Labor Day and asked me to see what was available. I couldn't find any events taking place on Labor Day, so I looked into attractions in Buffalo and found information about a couple of boat tours. I showed her what I had found and she chose the BUFFALO RIVER HISTORY TOUR, so we called and ordered our tickets for the 12:30 p.m. tour. We left Lockport around ten thirty and headed to Buffalo. We stopped on Maple (probably in Amherst) and had lunch at a Wendy's. We arrived at the area of the waterfront around noon and quickly found parking. From there it was a bit confusing and we did not want to end up at the wrong place since it was TOO HOT to do any extra walking, so we called and got exact directions to the place to pick up our tickets. This old ship (The Columbia) was brought here from Ohio and is being renovated and then will go to NYC : The tour was about an hour and a half long. When we returned to shore, we headed back to our car and then back to Lockport. We stopped at White Rabbit Frozen Yogurt for a treat before meeting up with David at my house.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
The leader of the Tuesday morning Life Group (prayer and bible study) decided to plan an outing to the REGAL THEATRE to see the movie WAR ROOM.