When I awakened the morning of Wednesday, October 1, I discovered that Bob had taken the day off work. Bob said that he didn’t feel like going into work, so he called his boss and asked would it would be okay if he took a vacation day. I decided, also, to take off work (editing wedding pictures) so that I could spend the day with Bob. We went for a ride on the motorcycle.
Our first stop was for gas at Kwik Fill. Our second stop was at Tractor Supply, where Bob returned an item that he had purchased yesterday. Our third stop was at Wegmans in Jamestown, NY. While Bob was inside the store buying a couple bags of bean coffee, I was outside taking pictures of the pumpkins on display.
Our fourth stop was at Van Tuil Photo & Imaging in Erie PA, where I purchased a camera bag. I have purchased so many camera bags over the years. I can’t seem to find that one perfect bag. I hope that this new camera bag serves its purpose well for some time to come!
From Van Tuil’s we rode to Presque Isle State Park.
We have visited Presque Isle State Park numerous times in the 16 years that Bob and I have been married. There are still many places that we have not explored on the peninsula. The lagoon picnic area was one such place. What a lovely spot for a picnic!
After lunch, we rode rest of the way around Presque Isle State Park. We then began our way back home.
We made three stops on our way back home. Our first stop was while en route Findley Lake, NY.
In Findley Lake, after a refreshing glass of iced coffee and a cookie for Bob and a glass of iced tea and a muffin for me, we took a very short walk along the main street.
At one time a horizontal water wheel furnished power for both a saw mill and a grist mill at this site. This vertical waterwheel has been constructed near the site of the original. I believe the only purpose of the present waterwheel is that of a tourist attraction.
Our last stop before returning home was at Chautauqua Institution, where we admired the color Autumn foliage across Chautauqua Lake.
It was a wonderful unplanned daycation for Bob and me. Before too long we will be putting the motorcycle away for the Winter. I am happy that we were able to take advantage of this beautiful day by sharing an activity that we both enjoy!