Yesterday’s blog post detailed how Bob and I spent Thanksgiving Day. Today’s blog post is about our drive back home from Niagara Falls.
We crossed over the Rainbow Bridge from Canada into New York. Our first stop was in Niagara Falls, but not at the falls. We stopped at the Old Stone Chimney.
The Old Stone Chimney is a masonry chimney, which was built as part of a two-story barracks on the site of the French “Fort du Portage,” or “Fort Little Niagara,” by Daniel de Joncaire in 1750. The Chimney has been repurposed several times since by British and American interests and relocated three times (1902,1942 and 2015). The Old Stone Chimney is currently located between the Niagara River and the Robert Moses Parkway east of the Adams Slip along the bike path on the river. We have passed by it several times driving to and from Niagara Falls. This was the first time that we stopped at the Old Stone Chimney. What a beautiful location! Standing in front of the Old Stone Chimney, the skyline of Niagara Falls Canada can be seen in the background.
As we did on Thanksgiving Day, we chose not to cross over Grand Island. Our route home took us down the east side of the Niagara River through Tonawanda. We made a couple stops in North Tonawanda. Our first stop was at Fisherman’s Park, where we visited two memorials: a U.S. Marine Corps Memorial and a U.S. Navy Seabee Veterans Memorial.
The next four photographs are pictures of the U.S. Navy Seabee Veterans Memorial.
It was 11:00 am, when we departed Fishermans Park.
We found the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, but it would not open for another hour. We hope to visit the museum another time, perhaps with our granddaughters.
Our last stop in North Tonawanda was at the East Hill Foundation.
From North Tonawanda we followed I-290, I-90 and Route 219 through Ellicottville, NY. We stopped in Springville at Ponderosa for lunch. It had been a while since we ate at Ponderosa, as we do not have that restaurant near to our home. The buffet food selections were extensive. Everything we ate was delicious, especially the stuffed peppers. I went back for seconds of the stuffed peppers.
We were back on the road at 12:45 pm.
We drove through Ellicottville to Allegany State Park, where we made one photo stop. We stopped at Bridal Falls.
It was around 4:30 pm, when we returned home. What a wonderful Thanksgiving mini vacation we had! I hope that your Thanksgiving holiday, was as nice as ours!