Bob and I spent two nights (May 24 and May 25) at the Avalon Hotel in downtown Erie. The purpose of our weekend stay was to attend the Perry 200 Grand Patriotic Parade that was held on Saturday. The parade was one of many events to be held as part of Erie’s Perry 200 Commemoration. This blog post contains details of and photographs from our first night in Erie. My next blog post will showcase Saturday’s parade.
We left for Erie on Friday soon after Bob got off work. We checked into the hotel around 2:30 pm. Soon after checking in we drove to the Millcreek Mall area, to Best Buy. Bob wanted to look for a gadget bag to hold his tablet and accessories. He found a very nice bag for a good price. Best Buy matched Amazon’s lower price, saving Bob $20+ on the purchase.
From Best Buy we went to Golden Corral for an early dinner. We haven’t eaten at Golden Corral for quite so time. It was good for a change. The buffet offered a wide variety of tasty food selections. What I will rave about, though, is the chocolate fountain. I enjoyed a chocolate-covered strawberry and two chocolate-covered macaroons.
Back at the hotel we went for a walk to and around Perry Square, which is located only a few blocks from the Avalon Hotel.
Perry Square is home to the Oliver Hazard Perry Statue.
It was a cold, windy, cloudy and sometimes wet day on Friday. The sky started to clear up Friday evening, rewarding us with a very nice sunset.
An unexpected surprise was a fireworks display that we were able to see from our sixth floor hotel room. The fireworks display was an Erie SeaWolves promotion. The Erie SeaWolves are a minor league baseball team based in Erie.