Erie County Fair

August 21, 2015 – What’s summer without a trip to a county fair?  On Friday night we ventured out to the Erie County Fair, and did our own “taste of the fair.”  Highlights were – very good vanilla ice cream, hand cut fries, fried dough with butter and cinnamon and sugar, a London broil sandwich,…

Finger Lakes Exploration

August 1, 2015 – It was a gorgeous western NY Saturday, and we wanted to take full advantage of the nice weather.  First up was Watkins Glen.  We got there around noon and had a nice picnic lunch in the car – the picnic areas were already packed, and there was a triathlon in town causing…

Serb Fest at St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church

July 26, 2015 – We love food festivals, good food, and home cooking, so had to go check out Serb Fest at St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church.  We arrived around 3pm on Sunday afternoon, and were pleasantly surprised to find a parking spot within two blocks of the church (and in the shade, since it…

Taste of Buffalo

July 10, 2015 – We’ve been talking about going to Taste of Buffalo for years, and finally got the chance to go on Saturday morning.  We bought the pre-sale ticket vouchers at Tops, and were at the tent 30 minutes early.  By the time things got really crowded at 12:30 we were almost finished, which…

Chimney Bluffs State Park

July 9, 2015 – Chimney Bluffs State Park is a perfect place for a nice stroll through the woods and down to the water.  We enjoyed the views from the bluffs, and the face that the forest trail was both shaded and not very crowded.  The rocky beach at the base of the bluffs made…

Zoar Valley – The Point

July 5, 2015 –  Today’s adventure was driving down to Zoar Valley and doing the very short walk up to The Point.  The day was perfect, sunny but not too warm or humid, and we enjoyed our little stroll through the woods and to the valley overlook.  We started hiking down towards the valley, but…

Old Fort Niagara

July 4, 2015 – On July 3rd we ventured into East Aurora for the fireworks show at the park.  Even though we were there 30 minutes before the show, the baseball field was totally packed.  We were lucky to find a spot right by the pitcher’s mound, spread out our blanket, and enjoyed about 30…