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A Saturday Drive: Warren PA to Fairview to Sandy Lake

We drove to Fairview, PA this past Saturday (April 8th), arriving at the John V. Schultz warehouse shortly after 10:30 am. We passed through Edinboro, en route Fairview, and stopped briefly at Edinboro Lake.

Edinboro is in the snow belt.

When we left home, there was a little bit of snow on the ground.  There was more snow on the ground in Edinboro.

According to a Wikipedia article, Edinboro “is a small college town [and]…a resort community”.  The centerpiece of the town’s resort community is the 245 acre Edinboro Lake.

Edinboro Lake (east side of the lake)

A short walk from this view is the Mike Ondo Beach, which is adjacent to the old Edinboro cemetery..

Old Edinboro Cemetery

See that little bit of sand in the forefront of this photograph?  That is the Mike Onda Beach, a very small unguarded beach on the east side of the lake.

Old Edinboro Cemetery

A pair of geese at Mike Onda Beach

I took this picture just before the goose at the back stretched its neck, looking straight at me, and the goose in front stepped into Edinboro Lake.  This pair of goose didn’t like that I was walking on the beach!

On the walk back to the car, this pair of Mallard ducks wanted a handout.  As I readied to take a picture, the ducks kept walking into my shadow.  I was able to capture a photograph of the ducks, when they must have realized I had nothing for them and walked away from me toward the lake shore,

A pair of Mallard Ducks at Mike Onda Beach

The purpose for today’s drive was to pick up a chair side table that we purchased a few weeks ago.  At the John V. Schultz warehouse we picked up a chair side table that we purchased a few weeks ago. The man, at the John V. Schultz warehouse, who brought out the table and loaded it into our car said he thought it was the smallest pickup he has ever had. The table fits nicely between our new recliner chair and sofa.  The end table that we have had for many years was too large for that spot.

Our new chair side table

From Fairview we drove to Grantham’s Landing Restaurant (Sandy Lake, PA) for lunch, arriving there shortly before noon.

Grantham’s Landing Restaurant

We ordered burgers and fries and shared an apple dumpling with ice cream for dessert. This is the second time we have eaten at this restaurant. The first time was last year for breakfast. We would eat here again, as we were not disappointed with either breakfast or lunch.

***To be continued***

 

Dinner at the Wooden Nickel

Bob worked overtime this past Saturday (August 14th). Shortly after Bob came home from work he suggested that we go on a day trip to Erie Bluffs State Park, which I blogged about here.

On our way back home from the state park, we drove through Edinboro, PA. We ate dinner at the Wooden Nickel Restaurant, which is part of Wooden Nickel Buffalo Farm. We ate Bison cheeseburgers, French fries and, for dessert, a slice of homemade pie. The Bison didn’t have a wild or gamy taste to it. Our meals were delicious.

Wooden Nickel Restaurant and Gift Shop

After dinner we walked around behind the restaurant to the petting zoo. We saw chickens, goats, a peacock and a couple alpacas.

As we started walking around the restaurant to the petting zoo, we were greeted by these buffalo skulls.

Bob, feeding one of the goats

The buffalo were grazing as we left the farm.

I think that this is Sierra, “tame” Bison female. Sierra was bottle raised from birth and is now the farm’s 1,000 pound “pet”. She is separate from the main herd, because she thinks she’s a people.

I mentioned in my blog post about Erie Bluffs State Park that we want to make a return visit to the state park. We want to return to the Wooden Nickel Buffalo Farm as well. According to its website, tours are given of the buffalo farm. I would love to go on a tour of the farm!

We made one more stop on the way home from our day trip. I’ll write about that stop in my next blog post.

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