Wednesday, May 31, 2017

5/31/17 It's been 44 years !!!

I met up with Cheryl Palmer Boyer at an Irish Pub in Medina for lunch. 
She and I met in l967 at the Rochester Business Institute.  The last time we saw each other must have been in l973 because Megan was with me, as well as Cheryl's daughter Debby.  We had a nice time going through the yearbook.  Both of us will continue to try to find the other girls we spent time with way back then.

While in Medina I located the MEDINA FALLS

Monday, May 29, 2017


Peg asked me a couple of weeks ago if I wanted to do something on Memorial Day and I said YES, and that I would look around for some ideas.  Right now, Peggy lives close to Orleans County but soon she will be back in Niagara County, so I suggested we do some exploring and geocaching in Orleans County.

We headed out on 104 and found a couple of geocaches before getting to Brockport where we found another.  The one we found in Brockport was in a cemetery and the SWEDEN FARMERS MUSEUM is at that location, also.  By now we had gone through Orleans County and were in Monroe County.   Finding this waymark was really the highlight of the day.  A vintage general store and gas station on private property on Lake Road south of Brockport. 
and also a few old motel cottages and two outhouses
the outhouses are directly behind the little cabins.
here are a couple of more pictures from this location.

After we left Brockport, we headed west to Holley (and Orleans County) for geocaching, Holley Canal Falls Park (a manmade falls) and a picnic lunch.  We found the small park easily enough and had our picnic lunch:
 The name of the geocache was BRIDGE TO THE FALLS and here is a picture taken from the bridge.
As we were leaving Holley we saw this old train depot which is now a museum (I sure wish it was open)

Then we headed to Clarendon for more geocaching and another waterfalls. 
The cache we found in Clarendon involved walking a short way along a nice trail:
at this museum

After that we headed west towards Niagara County.  In Medina we stopped to see an old abandoned cement factory.  (I had urban explored it before, but Peggy hadn't)
I dropped Peg off at her house and headed home.  On the way, I stopped to see my cousin Becky and we visited for about a half an hour.  A few minutes after I arrived home, my brother, his stepson Dominic and Mike Pillot stopped by to get something out of the garage and we visited for a while. 

It was a great day.  We found five of the eight geocaches we looked for, saw two waterfalls, enjoyed the vintage general store and gas station and more!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

DAY OUT with Peggy (Saturday May 27, 2017)

Peggy picked me up at ten thirty or so.  She loaded the back of her car with boxes of books to deliver to a friend in Tonawanda who sells them on ebay to help support a missionary couple.  After that we started thinking about lunch.  She had a coupon for a free Indian buffet at a small restaurant on Sheridan but they refused to honor it.  After much discussion we decided to go to the AMHERST BUFFET even though we went a couple of weeks ago on Mothers Day.  Our lunch was very good, there are so many choices that its hard to sample everything that looks good.  Then we went to Trader Joes and then to the Entenmann's Store.  We thought about stopping at a festival at the FIVE CORNERS ANTIQUE STORE in Pendleton, but we were both fading, so we skipped it. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Lunch in Medina Followed by Geocaching!!!

When I was running errands this morning I could not help but notice what a beautiful day it was.  I decided that I wanted to do something outdoors.  I called Mary Ann and we agreed to go geocaching after our lunch in Medina with the other "girls" who graduated with us.  I picked her up and we went to the Country Club Family Restaurant and met up with the others.  There were nine of us altogether.  I had the Reuben Melt which was delicious!  After lunch Mary Ann and explored Main Street a bit, including going into a Visitors Center in an old building that was labelled CITY HALL, which is strange since Medina is a village not a city. 

Mary Ann and I looked for four geocaches and found two of them.  We could not open this one
It is on the Orleans County Fairgrounds at this icon: 
The one we did find and were able to open was at the Millville Cemetery. 

We did not find one near the Abundant Harvest Church in Knowlesville:
But I spotted this empty furniture repair shop

so going to Knowlesville was worthwhile!!!!  The other one we did not find was in Medina, I think I must have programmed in the coordinates wrong. 

It was a great afternoon!!!!!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Olcott Beach and More with Betty

Betty was on vacation this week so we set aside today to get together for a day trip.  Early this morning, we headed out 78 to Olcott  so we could check out the flooding, high water and damaged beach. 
Before leaving the KRULL PARK area we stopped to see YE OLDE LOG CABIN a recently built replica of one that was build in the late l800's.
We decided to head east towards Golden Hill State Park.  We stopped at Singer Farm Naturals
I wanted to find the location of  Camp Kenan since I plan to attend an event next month there. We were successful in finding it, and met the camp director and  talked with him a bit.  On the way to Golden Beach, we stopped at a garage sale.

At Golden Beach, we got in free because we are senior citizens!!  We took a tour of the lighthouse
including the light keepers quarters.
After leaving there we headed to the Amish Bulk Food Store.  It is CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAYS (today and tomorrow).  We had lunch, free ice cream and I bought some groceries. 

Then we headed back to Lockport, arriving a little before three p.m.  It was a very nice day! 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Lunch Out and Solo Geocaching in Ransomville

I had lunch at KNEAD THE DOUGH in Ransomville today with eleven other "girls" mostly who graduated in l967 from LSHS with me.  It was such a gorgeous day that before I left Lockport, I found some info for some geocaches and a couple of waymarks.  I  had the chicken salad with a side of broccoli salad.  It was very good.  They offer baked goods and I bought two tarts and a cinnamon bun to take home with me.

I had intended to ask Mary Ann if she wanted to go geocaching with me, but I felt like going on my own, so I didn't ask her.  I found four geocaches around Ransomville, FADED MARKER SERIES #3, (at a cemetery)

, METHODIST (at a church just down the road from the cemetery),
GOGGLES PAESANO (at a race track) and MODEL CITY (at the Wetland Construction Project)

I found the location of a waymark (a lonely Hojack Chimney), but I could not see it from the road and the land was posted. 

I really wanted to see the relocated train depot waymark in Model City, but I was starting to feel tired so I decided to head for home instead. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Canal Walk!!!! Car Cruise!

I ran into Marlene at Rite Aid and after we had been talking in the parking lot for about ten minutes, I suggested we go someplace for a cold drink.  She had a better idea, she suggested we drive down to the bottom of Market and meet up for a walk.

We had a nice long walk and also went into the "secret" Erie Canal Museum right next door to the place you can take a boat ride on the canal. 

I called Betty and asked her if she wanted to go to the first Lockport Car Cruise of the year and she said yes and suggested we go to the hospital for supper first.  We had a nice meal and then went to Ida Fritz Park for the cruise.  I took a lot of pictures.  Here are a few.

Mothers Day 2017

Church was good and every mother was given a gift of a beautiful coffee mug (with the words to AMAZING GRACE on the outside) filled with candy.\

David and Peggy took me out to lunch at the AMHERST BUFFET(Chinese) and it was a great meal.

Both Megan and Christa called.  Megan showed me a picture on facebook, of a gift she got me. 
I absolutely LOVE it!!!!  Now, I hope I can find plates for the years l976 and l985!!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Niagara Art Guild Show at the History Center

While going through newspapers I found a small article about this show opening with a reception today at the Niagara County History Center.  My friend Elaine loves this type of event so I called here to see if she wanted to go.  She said YES and we agreed to meet up at my house and go together. 

We arrived early and browsed in the gift shop for a little while. 

The art was all very interesting and included two wood carvings and a few photographs.  They provided refreshments.   We were given an opportunity to vote for our favorites.   Awards were given.  

Unfortunately, shortly after we got there, I started to feel weak and shaky so I spent most of the time there sitting down.  Elaine suggested we go out for ice cream, but I declined. 

Friday, May 12, 2017


It was the first day I was allowed to drive after my surgery (two weeks ago) and I took advantage of it.  I went to the rummage at Faith Tabernacle sponsored by the youth group.  I found several small item and one spectacular one:  this Pyrex casserole dish in its original box: 
(Christa was nearly ecstatic when I showed her pictures of it on facebook.)  I went to Niagara Produce and bought a few items I was craving (grapefruit and oranges) and I also went to BEAR BOTTOM WHOLESALE and purchased a Pyrex mixing bowl for Christa and a MAY Angel for Megan.  Then I went home and rested up. 

I saw this event mentioned in the newspaper and decided to attend if I felt up to it.  I felt pretty good and after picking up some books at the library I went to HARRISON PLACE for the Public Open House. 

I thought it was a bit unorganized as nobody seemed to know when tours would start, so I "did" the basket raffle and eventually I got to take a tour. 
after the tour I went into a shot presentstion in the planetarium. 
The presentation was very interesting and had some great visual effects. 

UPDATE: I got a phone call the next day teing me that I had won a couple of "models".....that you put together, I will save them for Tyler.