Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Anniversary getaway trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake


My husband and I celebrated our anniversary this past weekend by taking a trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario. We crossed over the Peace Bridge, then took a side trip to the small town of Ridgeway (part of Fort Erie) which has quite a few shops and restaurants. We then visited a few wineries. We stayed at the Prince of Wales hotel (a very nice property) and enjoyed dinner in their dining room. The next day we browsed the shops, enjoyed the annual peach festival, and saw a play at the Shaw Festival. We had dinner in Niagara Falls on the way home.

Fun day at the Erie County Fair

My husband, youngest son, daughter, and I spent the afternoon and evening at the Erie County Fair. It was a bit cool today, but that's ok, better than too hot. The kids enjoyed going on rides, we had a blooming onion, walked around and saw a lot of exhibits, watched the pig races, saw the tiger show, and enjoyed Chiavetta's chicken for dinner. The fair runs until Sunday.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Girls Getaway to Pennsylvania

Although this blog focuses mainly on western New York I'd like to tell you about a fun trip my daughter and I took last week when my husband and youngest son were at scout camp. We took a drive down to the outlet mall in Grove City, Pennsylvania, about a three hour trip from Buffalo. There are a lot of nice shops in this mall and there's no sales tax on shoes and clothing in Pennsylvania!

We also made a side trip to Sharon, Pennsylvania to Reyers, the world's largest shoe store. I found the perfect shoes and purse to wear to a wedding I went to this past weekend. We also stopped at Millcreeek Mall in Erie, which also has some nice shops that we don't have in Buffalo, including Charming Charlie's, which has jewelry and accessories.

We also enjoyed some restaurants not found in Buffalo, including Chick fil A, Kings, and Eat 'n Park.

Preview night at Cabela's

My husband and I had gotten an invitation through the Boy Scouts to go to preview night at Cabela's this evening, a new hunting, fishing camping store that is opening in Cheektowaga on Walden Avenue across from the Galleria Mall. What a huge store! If you hunt, fish, or go camping you have to check it out. I don't do any of the above, my idea of roughing it is staying at the Best Western, however, my husband and youngest son do camp with the Boy Scouts, so I can appreciate the number of items available and the prices seemed reasonable. I never saw so many fishing poles in one place in my life!

The store opens to the public this Thursday August 7th. Rumor has it that it will be a mob scene!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Article about Pittsford and Fairport

Here is the link to my article about Fairport and Pittsford in the Buffalo News travel section today.

Tried a different Thai restaurant today

My daughter and I decided to try a different Thai restaurant tonight using a coupon from the Entertainment book. We went to the Thai House Depew. We were worried at first as it didn't look like much from the outside, but once we got inside it was nicely decorated and the food was very good. I had my usual Pad Thai, Jennifer tried the sesame chicken. Of course we had the Thai iced tea, our favorite. We even have leftovers for lunch tomorrow!

Thai House Depew
5246 Transit Road

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Day trip to Fairport and Pittsford

Thursday I headed to Pittsford and Fairport with my daughter and youngest son to do some research for an upcoming article. We had a nice time browsing all the shops and the weather was perfect. We had lunch at the Towpath Café in Fairport and sat on the covered patio where we could watch the lift bridge over the canal in operation.