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We Ride For Ice Cream

Bob and I went for a motorcycle ride on Wednesday evening (July 16th) with friends. We met at the North Warren Presbyterian Church parking lot.

10463759_672295062857535_8137272581415547068_oOur friend, Scott, captured this photograph of Bob and me as we arrived at the parking lot.

Six bikes and 12 people went on Wednesday night’s ride.

We rode to Big Tree Soft Serve in Lakewood, NY.

It was a chilly night for a ride. It felt like a late September or early October evening, not an evening in mid July! Even so, we still ate ice cream.

It was another wonderful Wednesday night spent in the company of friends.

Family Dinner

Bob’s sister and her husband are visiting this week. They are staying in the village of Lakewood, which is located along the southern banks of Chautauqua Lake in Western New York.

Cynthia & Larry’s Vacation Home

I took this picture in May, last year. Cynthia and Larry stayed in the same rental this year as they did last year during a week-long visit.

Yesterday, Cynthia and Larry hosted a family dinner at their vacation home. In addition to Bob, Cynthia, Larry and I the dinner party was attended by four of Cynthia and Bob’s cousins and their spouses: Paul and Ann, Sue and Bruce, Dale and Tim and Chuck and Jess. Each couple brought a dish to share. We enjoyed a delicious dinner.

After dinner we sat around the dinner table (and later in the living room) and shared family photographs and stories.

The Guys

The Girls

Thank you, Cynthia and Larry, for hosting this dinner party. We had a good time visiting with everyone. Safe travels to you both on your way back home.

A Walk Around the Lake and a Family Dinner

Bob’s sister and her husband are visiting this week. They are staying in the village of Lakewood, which is located along the southern banks of Chautauqua Lake in Western New York. Bob, my stepdaughter Stacey and I visited Cynthia and Larry at their vacation home the evening of Tuesday, May 19th.

Here is a photograph of Cynthia and Larry’s vacation home.

When we arrived at their home, Cynthia was the only one home. Larry had gone on a walk alongside the lake. Larry returned home from his walk about 30 minutes after our arrival. The five of us visited for about 30 minutes. Then Stacey and I went on a walk ourselves, alongside the lake. Here are a few of the sights that we saw during our walk.

Sea plane dock and boat dock

Magnificent homes

I particularly like this stone stairway!

OH, and another sight that we saw was the Guardian of the Lake, which I posted earlier.

Before returning to Cynthia and Larry’s home, Stacey and I admired the architecture of an abandoned church, located at 29 Ohio Avenue.

In searching the Internet I gleaned the following information pertaining to this church. This church was erected in 1876. Since its erection the church served as a Protestant house of worship (Union Chapel), a Christian Science meeting place, a firemen’s hall, Chamber of Commerce, an electric light station and, most recently, as a Catholic church (Sacred Heart Church). The church has been abandoned for many years. Here are a few more photographs of the church.

There is what appears to be a courtyard behind this building.

Have you ever seen a chimney with twin openings like this at its base?

Another view of boarded-up church

While Stacey and I walked alongside the lake, Bob chatted with Cynthia and Larry while they prepared dinner. Larry was just putting the steak on the grill when Stacey and I returned from our walk. The five of us enjoyed a delicious dinner, sitting on the patio in the back yard. Here’s a photograph of the back yard patio that I took when Bob, Stacey and I first arrived.

 

Oh, and yes, Bob celebrated his 50th birthday one more time. For dessert Cynthia and Larry had purchased a German chocolate cake, which was topped by a “50” candle that Bob had to blow out.

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