I have written about our weekend in Erie, PA in my last two blog posts. This blog post wraps up our weekend in Erie.
Sunday didn’t get off to a good start. As Bob was getting into the shower/bath tub, he slipped and fell out of the tub. The hotel was not at fault, as they did provide a hand rail inside the tub. Thankfully, Bob didn’t hit his head. He landed on his tailbone, and he must have twisted his neck. Both his tailbone and neck (and lower back) hurt throughout the day. Bob did go to work on Monday; he says that his tailbone and neck feel okay now.
We checked out of the hotel at 8:50 am and made one last trip around Presque Isle State Park.
We visited the West Pier for the first time on Saturday. We returned to the West Pier on Sunday. There were no windsurfers on ice on Sunday morning, as they were on Saturday. The view across Presque Isle Bay, though, was much clearer.
Dobbins Landing and Bicentennial Tower, as seen from the West Pier
We saw Dean Zeller, our new friend, again. He had just pulled off the road and was setting up a tripod to take a picture of the Erie skyline. We stopped and chatted briefly.
During our drive around Presque Isle, we returned to most of the same places that we stopped at on Friday and Saturday.
The seagulls and ducks at the North Pier kept me entertained for several minutes.
North Pier Lighthouse
In addition to returning to the same places that we visited on Friday and Saturday, we made a stop at the Presque Isle Lighthouse.
Presque Isle Lighthouse
Bob at Presque Isle Lighthouse beach
Sunday was overcast, but a brighter day than Saturday.
It was a very cold day, though, same as Saturday.
Presque Isle Lighthouse Beach
We had hoped to catch sight of the snowy owl, while at Presque Isle State Park. Unfortunately, we didn’t see a snowy owl the entire weekend.
From Presque Isle State Park we went to Presque Isle Downs and Casino. It didn’t take long for us to lose $40.00. My $20 lasted for a longer time than did the $20.00 that Bob played.
We ate lunch at Famous Dave’s. Neither of us had eaten before at this restaurant. Bob ordered Hot Link Sausages, Homemade Barbecue Chips and Firecracker Green Beans (Green beans with bacon, onion, garlic and crushed red pepper). My meal choice was Barbecue Chicken, Potato Salad, and Creamy Coleslaw. Both entrees included a Corn Bread Muffin. Lunch was tasty, and we will most likely make a return visit someday.
After lunch we made our way back home. We had a good weekend. The change in scenery was wonderful!