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Mother’s Day Ride

Bob and I went for a motorcycle ride on Sunday. This was my second motorcycle ride of the season. On my first ride, we rode 65 miles. We rode 135 miles on Sunday. I’m working my way up to a longer ride in July.

We rode to Ellicottville, NY, where we ate lunch at The Gin Mill. We’ve enjoyed a lunch of burgers (and the service) at The Gin Mill in past rides. Yesterday was no different. The burgers and service was great!

From Ellicottville we drove through Allegany State Park and along the Allegheny Reservoir, a ride that we have made numerous times. We made a few photo stops in the park and at Kinzua Dam.

Allegany State Park
Fisherman at Red House Lake
Red House Administration Building in background

Allegany State Park – Thomas L. Kelly Covered Bridge

Do you see Bob and the motorcycle at end of bridge? The visor on my helmet came undone. Bob was fixing my visor, while I was taking photographs.

Allegany State Park
Here’s a picture of the creek that flows under the covered bridge.

Allegany State Park
Here’s a daisy that was growing near the covered bridge.

Our last stop before returning home was at Kinzua Dam.

My Mother’s Day was an enjoyable one. I hope that each of you had an enjoyable Mother’s Day as well!

Mother’s Day Visitors

Here are some visitors who came to our backyard on Mother’s Day.

Male Cardinal

As soon as he saw me, he started to sing 🙂

Rabbit

I thought this bunny was going to hop onto the picnic pavilion, where I was sitting. He didn’t.

Robin in a Tree

Robin in flight!

I was sitting on our picnic pavilion with my Kindle, when I took these pictures. Needless to say I didn’t manage to get much reading done!

Later in the evening, Bob made a fire. We cooked hot dogs over the fire. A little later Stacey dropped by to wish me a Happy Mother’s Day. She had stopped earlier in the day, but we weren’t home. We had gone on a motorcycle ride, which I will blog about later. Stacey gave me a card for Mother’s Day. Inside the card was written:

“I owe you one (1) bakery item of your choice at the time of your choosing”.

As soon as I read Stacey’s message, I said “apple fritter”. I really like Tim Horton’s apple fritters. After thinking over my response, I told Stacey that I would like a Black Forest Cherry Cake. Stacey promised me both an apple fritter and a Black Forest Cherry Cake. I’ll share the cake with friends. The apple fritter is all mine!

My Mother’s Day Present

Yes, it is a little late to be writing about my mother’s day present. I couldn’t, however, write earlier about something that I only recently received. My stepdaughter, Stacey, wished me a Happy Mother’s Day on Mother’s Day. Stacey said that she couldn’t give me my present that day, as she didn’t have “all the pieces put together”.

I discovered my Mother’s Day present on June 2, when Bob and I came home from a 2-week vacation in Hawaii. When I opened the refrigerator, a large tray full of food greeted me. The tray included all the ingredients for a “dinner for two”; recipes included.

Top row (left to right): shrimp, marinated salmon, watermelon, and coleslaw
Middle row: potato salad, corn pudding mix, and cheddar milk biscuit mix
Bottom row: corn on the cob and seahorse sugar cookie mix

I didn’t see the tray on which the food was stacked until Thursday, when I prepared our dinner for two.

Lighthouse Tray

Those of you who know me know that I like lighthouses. A lot of thought went into this gift, from the food all the way to the tray. Thank you very much, Stacey, for your thoughtful Mother’s Day present! It was worth the wait!

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