Back to Canandaigua Lake (Blog Post #14)

After we visited with Molly’s grandpa, we decided to go to Wegman’s so we could get a picnic lunch.  Then we drove back to Canandaigua Lake for our lunch.

It was an absolute beautiful day so the lake was filled with lots of people enjoying the water.

When we finished eating, we walked along the shore line to Scoops for some ice cream.  Even though I have already shared photos of Scoops, I have included the photos I took of Scoops in the video.

It was an exceptionally hot day in Rochester.  I had packed jeans which was a mistake.  The walk along the shore was exhausting because of the heat.  The ice cream was a welcome treat.

The lake had an area where people could swim with a life guard.  There is a photo of the fence in area in the video.  I’m used to swimming pools so swimming in a lake is unusual for me.

Oh, when you see a photo with boats just “parked” in the middle of the lake, there are sand bars.  People dock their boats there and fish, swim, or just hang out there.

Enjoy the video!  (It’s 4 minutes long.)

I’m enjoying making videos from my photos so expect the rest of my travel blogs to have a video rather than just photos.

Have a magical day,
Traci

Sunday Morning – A Visit With My Friend’s Grandpa (Blog Post #13)

Over winter break, I discovered how to make a video with the photos I have taken.  Instead of a collage, I have a YouTube video of the Sunday morning of my trip.

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Letchworth State Park – Tea Table (Wolf Creek), Middle Falls (Blog Post 11)

Have you ever been to a place that reminds you of a hymn that you have sung your whole life?  A hymn that was your grandpa’s favorite hymn.

I have spoken about this hymn and how Letchworth State Park reminds me of this song.

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Letchworth State Park – Mt. Morris Dam, Overlooks, and St. Helena Trail (Blog Post #10)

On Saturday of my trip, Molly and her husband took me to Letchworth State Park.  Letchworth State Park is located about 35 miles south of Rochester.  It’s a 17 miles north to south.

Letchworth is known as the Grand Canyon of the East with the Genesee River creating canyons that are as deep as the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

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Seneca Falls – Women’s Rights Museum (Blog Post #9)

After we were finished with the museum in the Welcome Center, we walked down the street to the Women’s Rights Museum.

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Seneca Falls – The Visitor’s Center Museum (Blog Post #8)

While we were in Geneva, New York, the volunteer/ worker at the tourist information suggested Seneca Falls.  It was about 20 minutes east of where we were at that moment.  Molly had never been there before so we decided to take her advice.

She actually gave us two pieces of great advice.  Seneca Falls and Char Burrito Bar.

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Seneca Lake, Geneva, and the Best Lunch EVER (Blog Post #7)

We are back after my 31 Days of Eating Gluten Free.

On Friday of my trip, Molly and I were going to visit a few of the finger lakes before going to get her allergy shot.  Our plans were changed once we visited Seneca Lake.  Next week, you’ll find out where we went after visiting Geneva, NY.  It was somewhere she had never visited.

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Pittsford, NY, Erie Canal, and Barnes and Nobles (Blog Post #6)

After we finished visiting Lake Ontario and the lighthouse, we travel to Pittsford so I could see the Erie Canal.

So what is the Erie Canal?  Back in the 1820’s, they built this canal to connect the Hudson River to Lake Erie.  It was a way of moving goods from one area to another.  In Ohio, where I live, there was two canals built – Miami Erie Canal and the Ohio Erie Canal.  The Miami Erie Canal is in the Western part of Ohio where I live.  Both of those canals connected the Lake Erie to the Ohio River.

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Irondequoit Bay and Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse (Blog Post #5)

My friend and I visit Lake Ontario and a beautiful lighthouse.

Lots of photos.

Join me on Wednesdays for photos from my trip to Rochester, New York.

After we got done at the zoo, we drove to Irondequoit, NY.  I wanted to see Lake Ontario.  Actually I had already seen it the year before when we drove from Niagara Falls to Toronto.  We didn’t stop on that trip to take photos by the lake.

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Seneca Park Zoo – Blog Post #4

Join me on Wednesdays for photos from my trip to Rochester, New York.

On Thursday, June 8, 2017, Molly and I went to the Seneca Park Zoo.

Hubby and I have a bucket list.  We want to visit an aquarium or zoo in every state.  Actually I want to visit the zoo or aquarium, he wants to geocache at the zoos or aquariums.  It’s a win win situation.

I was able to cross off New York of my bucket list when we went to the zoo.

When Molly and I got there, there were a bunch of school buses at the entrance.  The zoo is small so it was crowded.  Plus the animals seemed to be turned around so we saw a lot of animal butts.

Here are photos from the visit.  These photos are not in the order that I took them.

vulture
Vulture
tourists
Acting like tourists – LOL!
theming
Decorations
signs
The original zoo building
random
African decorations and the totem pole
polar bear
Polar Bears
penguins
Penguins
otter
Otter
olive baboon
Olive Baboon
lion
Lion Exhibit – There was no lion in the exhibit.
greek salad
Greek Salad – The best salad I have ever found in a zoo.
goat - tiger
Tiger and a Goat
elephants
Elephants
eagle
Eagle Exhibit – The ducks live in the exhibit
eagle statue
Eagle statue
baby organtanun
Baby orangutan
baby organtanun 2
Baby orangutan
animals
Clockwise – From top left to bottom left – Rhino, Duck, Poison Dart Frog, Lemur
animals 2

From left to right – Alligator, Gecko, Wolf

african
African decorations
flowers
Flowers

mechanical box

Join me next Wednesday for our visit to Lake Ontario.

Have a magical day,
Traci