Friday June 17, 2016
We left Geneva on the Lake early and headed to New York, by way of Pennsylvania.We can still see Lake Erie.And vineyards everywhere.We did not stay very long in PA. Drove by Erie, PA, but not much to take a picture of there.Miles of vineyards. So beautiful.This is where the Buffalo Bills play. We are heading to Orchard Park to Colton RV. They are going to look at our slide topper and let us when they can fix it. Stacy at Colton RV was so nice to us. She is probably the nicest person we have met that works for an RV Dealer. We were there for maybe a hour. And off to Hamburg we went. She even called us to let us know that she had contacted our Extended Warranty provider and they are going to take care of the repair. This was on a Friday afternoon. I am going to write a letter to her boss. Thank you Stacy.Welcome to Hamburg, NY. Less than 20 miles south of Buffalo, NY.Moose Lodge 992.We have 110 power, enough to keep the refrigerator running and water. What else do you need?Mike, the Governor of the Lodge, was so nice and got us all set up. He gave us a lot of information about the area and where everything is that we might need.They have to have these for the winters here.They have a bonfire every Saturday night.First stop, Walmart. This is one of the fanciest Walmarts we have ever seen.Friday night Fish Fry at the Moose Lodge. They have place mats with the calendar of events and advertisements.. Very clever.They can seat a lot of people.This is the fish dinner for $8.00. I had the fish sandwich. Erin the bartender, was super nice too. We were happy campers.Then we won $100.00 on a pull tab. How fun is that?Great night in Hamburg, NY.
Saturday June 18, 2016Decided to go sightseeing today. This is a lake front park.There once was a dance club here during 1940s. It was destroyed by a fire in 1954.We could see the windmills in Buffalo, NY from here.A beautiful day.Rocky shoreline.We took Hwy 5 south to Old Lake Shore Road. The estates along this road were amazing!We ended up in Seneca Indian Reservation where they have very inexpensive diesel. $2.11We had lunch at Aunt Millie’s. I had a Buffalo Chicken sandwich, which is the best I have ever had.They are known for their pastries and pies.We did not have any of these, but they looked good.We went to Willow Creek Winery and had a wine tasting. There are several wineries in this area. This is Silver Creek, NY.This is the tasting room.This is a family owned winery. They grow all their own grapes. A crowd going in as we were leaving.Stopped at Liberty Vineyard.There are grape vines everywhere. Most are privately owned and they sell their grapes to Welch’s. Then to Merritt Vineyards. They advertised that they did tours, but that is not the case. We are really looking for an educational tour on wine making. Apparently, the wineries up here don’t offer tours.The flowers are so beautiful here. Nice sunset.We made it back in time for the Saturday night bonfire. Met some new people and enjoyed our evening.And a full moon.
Tomorrow is Father’s Day and the Moose Lodge is serving free breakfast to all the Dad’s. After breakfast we might head into Buffalo and take a look around.