Bob and I went for a drive around Chautauqua Lake yesterday afternoon. We made two stops along the way, both stops in Mayville, NY. We stopped along Chautauqua Lake to check on the construction of an ice castle.
The ice castle construction is progressing well. The warmer temperatures the past couple days do not appear to have caused any deterioration of the construction to date. Temperatures are expected to dip again this evening and stay that way for a while, so the ice castle will again be a highlight of this year’s President’s Day Weekend Winter Festival.
Our last stop in Mayville was at Tops Friendly Markets. We stopped to pick up cat food for Patches. We learned that Tops doesn’t carry the brand of cat food that we buy. All was not lost, though. That stop turned into a photo op. While in the parking lot, I noticed a pretty church across the street.
Leaving Tops, we turned right onto Route 430. Soon after leaving Mayville an eagle flew across Route 430, right in front of us! What a pleasant surprise that was! We did turn around to see if we could catch sight of the eagle again (and have an opportunity to take a picture). We had no such luck!
Oh, and I almost forgot. While in Mayville, walking to the ice castle, a snow bike caught our eye.