I feel like we were on vacation this past weekend, without going very far from home. I didn’t have to cook at all, Friday through Sunday. We went for a motorcycle ride on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We attended the Roar on the Shore motorcycle event in Erie, spent time with a friend from Virginia who is visiting her family here in Pennsylvania, and we attended a water ski show in Bemus Point, NY. What a great weekend it was. I will share a few photographs from our weekend with you.
We rode to Erie on Friday, July 19th, to attend “Roar on the Shore”.
This year marks the seventh year that this event has been held in Erie. According to the “Roar on the Shore” website, this motorcycle rally was created to serve as a fund-raising event for a local charity. Proceeds from this year’s rally will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Erie. “Roar on the Shore” is a 3-day event (Thursday-Saturday) and is held in downtown Erie, at Perry Square.
While in Erie we ate lunch at Molly Brannigan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant. This was the view, while we awaited our lunch. Bob ordered a Cobb Salad; I ordered a Pub Burger. Both meals were delicious. It was the first time either of us had eaten at this restaurant and would do so again.
This bar ice sculpture sat at the entrance to Molly Brannigans. It sat outside in 90+ degree weather!
Besides admiring motorcycles parked along State Street and eating lunch at Molly Brannigans, we checked out several vendor booths (didn’t purchase anything) and saw the last few minutes of a motorcycle stunt show. It was difficult to see the motorcycle stunt show, though, as a huge crowd had already gathered by the time we arrived. As we were leaving, live music was playing. The music sounded good; however, it was so hot in downtown Erie we opted not to stay.
On Saturday, July 20th, we went shopping in the morning at a garage sale in a town about 10 miles from our house.
We purchased a Radio Flyer wagon similar to the one shown in this photograph. The seat belts are worn out or broken. I ordered new seat belts yesterday. The wagon needs cleaned out, too, before we take our granddaughters for a ride. I am looking forward to taking the girls for a ride!
We ate lunch at a newly opened restaurant in our hometown, Christie’s Downtown Pub & Grille.
We each ordered steak subs. The steak is not shaved steak; it is a thick, tender cut of steak. The steak sub reminded Bob of a steak sub that was served in the 1970s at a restaurant called “Teddy’s” in downtown Warren. The steak sub was delicious!
Later that day we rode the motorcycle to Sheffield and crashed a picnic. Our friend, Denise, who is from Virginia is visiting her family here in Pennsylvania this week. We surprised Denise with a visit on Saturday afternoon. Bob and I got invited to dinner 🙂
By the way Bob and I were supposed to make a return trip to Roar on the Shore on Saturday to meet up with motorcycling friends from Pittsburgh. There was too high of a probability of rain for our friends to ride up from Pittsburgh, so Bob and I decided not to make a return trip.
On Sunday, July 21st, Bob and I went for a ride around Chautauqua Lake. The lake is located in New York about 30 miles from our home. We intended to stop at Bemus Point and Chautauqua Institution and perhaps in Salamanca at the casino. Our only stop was in Bemus Point. We stayed in Bemus Point longer than expected. We arrived in time to watch a 45-minute water ski show. After the water ski show, we ate lunch at the See-Zuhr House and took a walk along the lake shore.
Chautauqua Lake Water Ski Show
featuring the Chippewa Lake Water Ski Team from Medina, OH
I took this photograph at the conclusion of the water ski show. The photograph shows the perspective from which I took the photographs of the ski show. We could see very well to the left and right of the floating stage, but had to look through musical instruments and speakers to see the jump board that was right behind the stage. The water ski show was free. Other performances will be held on Saturday, August 17 at 1:00 pm and again at 3:00 pm.
After the water ski show, Bob and I ate lunch at the See-Zuhr House. We shared a beef on weck sandwich and chicken fingers, as well as a peanut butter ice cream pie.
This is the peanut butter ice cream pie that we shared.
The next few photographs are from our walk along the lake shore.
An artist at work at “A Stir of Artists” fine art show at Bemus Point Village Park
The trash cans in Bemus Point are photo worthy!
the Floating Stage on Chautauqua Lake
If you are ever in the Bemus Point area in the summer, be sure to check out who is performing on the Floating Stage on Chautauqua Lake. The Bemus Bay Pops concert series is something you will not want to miss.
The Bob Seger Tribute band called “Hollywood Nights” was performing, as we were heading out of town.
When we returned to our motorcycle, we found another motorcycle sharing our spot.
The other motorcycle was a Kawasaki Nomad, same as ours.
Some of the best vacations are the ones that you have at home!