Sunday, December 7, 2014

Article about Lewiston in today's Buffalo News travel section

Here is a link to my article about Lewiston in today's Buffalo News travel section

Even though I was in Lewiston yesterday (see Dec. 6 blog post) I actually wrote it and submitted it a few weeks ago. I can write fast, but not that fast!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Lewiston Tour of Homes

My daughter and I went to the Lewiston Tour of Homes today. The homes were beautifully decorated and we got a few decorating ideas that we might try. We also did some shopping in the stores along Center Street and even bought some chowder  that was for sale at the fire hall. We had lunch at our favorite restaurant, the Brickyard. The Tour of Homes and Christmas Walk also takes place tomorrow. See for more info.

Friday, November 28, 2014

St. Greg's Craft Show and lunch at Wok and Roll

The only place I go shopping on "Black Friday" is the craft show at St. Gregory the Great church in Williamsville (next to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital). It's been a yearly tradition with my daughter and me to go to the craft show so that she could pick out Christmas gifts for her brothers, her father, and me.

Afterward we went to lunch at Wok and Roll which is located in the Williamsville Place Plaza, 5467 Sheridan Drive. We had never been there before and I was expecting it to be the usual Chinese take-out type place that just has a few tables stuck in as an afterthought. I was wrong! It has a really cute, nicely decorated dining room. The food was good, the service fast, and the prices reasonable. I had the sesame chicken lunch, while my daughter had the general tso's chicken lunch.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Author event next Saturday Nov. 29

Join me and over 70 other local authors at the Buffalo History Museum next Saturday November 29th. Books make a great holiday present!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Travel article about Grove City, PA in today's Buffalo News

My article about shopping in Grove City, PA is in today's Buffalo News travel section. I will include the link in a future blog post once the Buffalo News posts the article online.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Greek food for dinner

My daughter and I have been wanting to try dining at Zoe, a Greek restaurant on Transit Road in East Amherst that we drive past often. We figured the food must be good since it always seems to be busy. Since hubby and youngest son were camping with the Scouts, we thought it was a good opportunity to enjoy a girls night out.

Our first clue that the portions would be enormous was when everyone leaving the restaurant was carrying a take-out box.  I literally mean EVERYONE! The service was quick and when our waitress brought our food, chicken souvlaki dinners,  all we could say was "Wow!" My daughter commented, "I don't know where to begin, there's so much food." We could have easily ordered one and split it, heck, we could have ordered one dinner and feed our family of six!

The food was very good and we had a lot left over. We will definitely have to go again.

Zoe Restaurant, 5711 Transit Road, East Amherst 639-4550,

Sunday, October 26, 2014

mini golf, donuts, and pumpkins

Today my husband and I, along with our two youngest kids did several fun activities. I had won a certificate for mini golf at Adventure Landing on Sheridan Drive ( at a fundraiser I attended a couple months ago. They are actually open year-round for mini-golf (provided the course isn't covered with snow). We decided since it was fairly nice today (a bit cold, but not too bad) that we would use it before the snow flies! We had fun, although as usual, I came in last place.

While we were there my husband noticed that Paula's Donuts ( ) was just down the street, so naturally we had to go to get some coffee and hot chocolate to warm up after playing mini golf. Of course, we had to get some donuts with our beverages.

Our last stop was to get our Halloween pumpkins at Niagara County Produce ( on Transit Road at Millersport Hwy. They had quite a few pumpkins left, although they were either huge or tiny.