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Monday, June 13, 2011

Day Trip.....Seeking Water

Yesterday, we decided to venture out for the day. 
We had a general direction in mind
drive North, seeking water

Sometimes you don't realize all the great places you have to visit in your own "backyard".

Drive by the Chautauqua Institution, a big summer destination for people from all
around the world.  More than one of our presidents has visited here

Our first stop was at the Dart Airfield in Hartfield, NY for their Sunday Flea Market
No Luck, No Goodies
grab lunch at The Corner Deli in Hartfield
oh and what do I see across the street..... a Yard Sale

neat birdhouse $6.00

Continue north to Westfield, NY, home of the Welch's Grape Juice Co.,
right in the middle of grape country and a hot spot along the

Just a bit further north, Barcelona, NY
along the shore of Lake Erie
Brrrrr, not a very good day for the shore
but, we did walk a bit, looking for beach glass and drift wood

White caps and wind
Silly Gull

Back on the road, driving East along the shore
Pretty Lighthouse

now headed back towards Mayville
more water ... Chautauqua Lake - lots to do in and around this area

Toured the Old Train Depot Museum
inside looking out at the lake
Tickets anyone?
Here she comes!
in operation since 1976, I was aboard this beauty as a kid
Sailboat and view across the lake
found this bowl at a garage sale in town - $2

Back home....getting warmed up
about 10:00pm
a BIG surprise
through the door comes Austin,
didin't expect him to come home for a visit
He sure surprised us!
Perfect Ending to a Perfect Day

Hope ya'll enjoyed your weekend!


  1. Enjoyed your photos Traci! Love your birdhouse and bowl finds - awesome!

  2. Traci~Looks like so much fun~ and pretty country!!!
    The birdhouse is so cute!!!

  3. Oh, I love those kind of trips. We used to take them when the kids were little, right in our own state.

  4. I absolutely love discovering new things about our state. Sorry the Flea was a bust but looks like you did very well with the birdhouse and that delicious bowl!
    And what a wonderful surprise!
    Have a great week!

  5. Truly a perfect day, Traci - and with a wonderful ending! Hope you enjoyed the family time. Awesome photos - love those old lighthouses....Wow. And that little birdhouse!! LOVE it!! Lucky you....! You do have a gift for being in the right place at the right time, don't you! Have a wonderful week Girlfriend! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  6. What a wonderful day!
    Love that birdhouse.
    And wow what a bargain, lucky gal!

  7. Hi Traci, isn't it so wonderful when we can have the perfect day from start to finish? Sounds like you had an awesome one! Great goodies and excellent prices, how lucky you are to find such an awesome birdhouse! I'm luv'n it! I just realized with all your pic's we must not be to far away from each other. I'm thinking maybe an hr., hr. and 1/2 away from each other. :) I'm loving that pie you created, so prim perfect for your red, white and blue theme. Excellent job! Hugsssss Mary

  8. Love those kind of trips ~ we don't do those enough.
    Awesome pics looks like you had a wonderful weekend.
    Awesome goodies Too!
    Prim Blessings

  9. Hi Traci,
    What a wonderful trip you were on. When we were little kids, we used to go there all the time. Thank you for bringing up the wonderful memories for me. ?It is such beautiful country up there. Love the bird house. Have agreat day Sweetie. Linda


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