We checked out of the Red Roof Inn in Utica NY, and we were on the road by 7:00 am. Neither of us slept well last night, but our lack of sleep was no fault of the hotel or other guests. We were just restless (to get home, I believe).
We ate breakfast at the Port Byron Diner in Port Byron, NY. Bob ordered an omelet with potatoes; I ordered chocolate chip pancakes with scrambled eggs and bacon. Breakfast was filling and delicious.
After breakfast we drove to the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, where we drove around the Wildlife Loop. We saw an eagle today and a few other birds. There wasn’t much activity. We prefer coming to this wildlife refuge in the Spring. I talked with a man who was photographing the eagle. The eagle had not left his roost in 1 1/2 hours! We spent about 30 minutes waiting for the eagle to fly.
What a stubborn eagle!
Leaving Montezuma, we drove to UBREAKIFIX in Buffalo. Bob had arranged to have his Google Pixel 2 phone repaired. The thumbprint sensor quit working. He was quoted a price of $80-100 a couple weeks ago and told the work would take a couple hours. Today he was told the cost of the repair would be $150 and would take 3 hours to fix. Bob opted not to have his phone fixed.
On our way home from Buffalo we made two stops. Our first stop was at Tim Hortons in Fredonia, NY. We ordered coffee/tea, two cookies (for Bob) and an apple fritter (for me). Our second stop was a fuel stop at Mobil in Fredonia, NY.
We returned home around 3:00 pm. Bob drove 2,070 miles total, while we were on vacation.
This blog post concludes Day 10 of our 10-day Maine vacation (June 28-July 7, 2019). We are already talking about returning to Maine some day, perhaps in the fall. We really enjoyed our stay in Maine!