Sunday, July 7, 2013

Time Flies

Trenton, ME
Narrows Too RV Resort

We have made it to our park for the month of July so I need to fill in the past couple of weeks of June.  Gin, Pam and I enjoyed a couple of easy bike rides along Lake Erie before heading to a state park in New York.
Lake Erie beach  Pam at Lake Erie
Lake Erie and Pam on the shore

Darien Lakes State Park (NY) is located about an hour from Niagara Falls and an hour from Letchworth State Park.  Since Gin and I enjoyed Niagara last summer, we wanted to share the experience with Pam this year (June 17).  We were met by a very friendly black squirrel who held my hand with his soft fingers while I fed him a seed.  We all did the Cave of the Winds and the Maid of the Mist tours.  There was a lot more water this time of year than late July of last year so we got quite wet but loved it.

Selfie at Niagara  Black squirrel at Niagara
GPS at Niagara                                     Friendly black squirrel
Pam, Gin and Syl at Niagara Falls Cave of the Winds  From the bow of the boat
Cave of the Winds                               Maid of the Mist
Niagara Falls from the Observation Tower  Gin and Pam at Niagara

We saw a couple of interesting signs near Buffalo that I want to share.  The first is a great monument type billboard for local iron workers I guess.  The other is for a funeral home that makes you ask if it’s really a family name or a joke.

Along Hwy 384 near Buffalo  Do you need to ask?
Iron workers                                        Amigone…?!?

Letchworth State Park was another very good day trip.  They have a campground there but I’m not sure if Tawanda would fit.  The Genesee River has cut a gorge in many layers of rock and some cliffs are about 600 feet high.  It made for more beautiful waterfalls.
Pam and Gin at Letchworth State Park NY  Syl, Gin and Pam at Inspiration Point in Letchworth
The cliffs at Letchworth                     GPS at Inspiration Point
Middle Falls at Letchworth  Gin at Upper Falls of Letchworth
Middle Falls at Letchworth                    Gin at the Upper Falls

We enjoyed our stay but it was time to move across NY to Cooperstown for a few nights.  Taking Hwy 20 was great because we could see the countryside and go through the small town villages.  You know we had to go to the Baseball Hall of Fame there.  All the shops in Cooperstown are baseball oriented.

NY Dairy   National Baseball Hall of Fame  and Museum
Beautiful countryside                          Baseball Hall of Fame
Jim "Catfish" Hunter  The Reds of the '70's

Our next stop was near Concord NH in a family run campground.  We met up with our travelling buds, Tricia and Dan and relaxed a bit and enjoyed a day trip to the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Merrimack NH.  Our next stop was near Freeport ME.  Tricia rode in the MH with Pam and me while Gin rode with Dan in their truck.  We all shopped and people watched in Freeport and tried our first lobstah roll.

Anheuser-Busch tour Pam, Dan and Tricia  Clydesdales
P1000993  Lotsa bottles!
Brewery tour
Red Squirrel in a trash can  Red squirrel at Cozy Pond
Red squirrels aren’t much bigger than a chipmunk

It was a busy couple of weeks of travel, but we have landed in Narrows Too for the month of July.  It’s near Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.  I’ll try do a post on some of our activities here soon.

Thanks for dropping by and enjoy each day of your life’s journey by finding beauty in the ordinary.

Black squirrel at Niagara
The End!


Tumbleweed Dee said...

We're on the way up to ME, maybe see ya on the way.

We loved Niagara Falls area. We saw that funeral home too. Amigone

Have fun

Dan and Tricia said...

Fun times; fun summer; fun friends. 'nuff said!

Gail Houle said...

We missed Cooperstown the year we went to Niagara Falls. I'm not sure how we did that :) Gives us a perfect reason to go back!
I'm taking notes from all of you so when we get to Maine, I'll have the "perfect" itinerary :)

Bill and Nancy said...

Loved Niagara Falls and the water was really flowing in August also! Missed Letchworth SP and now we just have to return to check that out;o)))