Thursday, June 23, 2016

Akron Adventure: June 23, 2016

While we were on our two day roadtrip, Mary Ann suggested that she and I might go to Akron Falls Park soon.  I suggested today when I saw that the weather was supposed to be very nice.  We met up at her house around 9:00 a.m. and headed towards Akron. 

We found the park itself easily, but there were not any good signs to the falls or the trail to the falls.  We asked a woman who was walking along one of the roads and she steered us in the right direction.  We parked and crossed the bridge and walked the trail.  I would guess  that it is about a quarter of a mile to the falls (or maybe less).  The trail is easy and well maintained,
mostly flat except near the end.  We made our way to the look out area for the falls.

Unfortunately, we are in the middle of a drought and the amount of water going over the falls is minimal................almost just a trickle.
 On the way back down from the trail we started to talk with another hiker and he revealed that he is a geocacher.   His nickname is capt9 and he is from Batavia.  We chatted for a while before moving on. 

We went back to my car and had cold drinks.  We met this man
He was with a younger woman (maybe his daughter) and two little boys.  We had a nice long visit with him.  He served in the military for over 40 years, starting at age 17 when he went to Vietnam. He has a lot of interesting stories and he touched on a few of them. 

We decided to walk to the lower falls.  We found it easily
Beyond the lower falls there is another section of the park.  On the way back to the car, I decided to hide a geocache. 

Then we headed into the village of Akron, stopping at a small park to find a geocache. 

Mary Ann had my GPS and she walked right to it and found it right away.

We headed to Main Street and looked for a place for lunch.  We settled on
It is more than a bakery.  They offer soups and sandwiches and more, including frozen custard three days a week. 

Mary Ann and I each had a grilled chicken sandwich.  Mine was BBQ and I chose pasta fagoile for my side
We were happy with our meals.  We also went to a couple of other stores.  One was a really neat "market" and this has mainly collectibles. 
I found a small PYREX casserole dish for $2.50
On the way back to Lockport, we stopped at a barn sale and when we got back to Lockport we stopped at Johnsons for an ice cream cone.  It was a GREAT day!

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