What a week end you can tell summer is here, i had a tough decision to make, Did I want to go see the mermaid festival or.. travel a bit further and see Fairies… the Fairies won out,Its a little over 2 hours from where i live. What a setting it was beautiful, the place is called Art Park, in Lewiston ,NY, right at the border of Ontario Canada, heres a little history of the place. One thing i liked most about this event. You could bring a cooler and stay all day, there were tons of grills , and loads of picnic tables. really a wide open space , lots of trees. and it sits on the gorge of the beautiful Niagara River. just a beautiful spot
Artpark, Western New York’s premier music and theater destination, sits atop 150 acres of picturesque land overlooking the Niagara River Gorge. Located in Historic Lewiston, the State Park features a 2,400-seat Mainstage Theater and seating lawn, Outdoor Amphitheater, steel sculptures, picnic areas, hiking trails, historical markers, fishing docks and children’s activities!
so this is what i saw, and with parking you paid $10.00 a piece, cheaper for kids, and kids under 4 were free. they had all kinds of activities, for fee, i was impressed!!!
so we stayed about 2 hours. i never felt crowded, everyone working there was so pleasant. and because my Husband was so nice to take to take me to this, i bought him lunch , at a BBQ joint we’ve heard so much about.
so if you stopped by , thank you, and i hope you enjoyed my little Fairy gathering 🙂
As a good lot of you know im from Buffalo ,New York. any chance i get, i love going home to visit the water front and the down town area. but this particular visit, i brought my neighbor,she lived in the south towns for a few years but never really went down town. it was a great adventure..for me, and i do believe she loved it as well. She like most people (who arent from Bflo.) have no clue how much it has changed ,and now recognized as a tourist destination. and it also has one of the longest bike runs and lake view parks, at least in North America.
i only wish i had original pics of what buffalo’s’ water front looked like when i was growing up. unless you worked on the docks, in one of the gain mills, or at the steel mill..or a vagrant..you really didnt go by the water.. contamination at its highest level.
the boat in this pic. is a history tour. ive taken b4, and would have taken today,but we didnt have much time.
We started at the very beginning, and we r working our way downtown, to the “New Buffalo” water front.
On July 3, 2003, at the climax of a fiscal crisis, the Buffalo Fiscal Stability Authority was established to oversee the finances of the city. As a “hard control board,” they have frozen the wages of city employees and must approve or reject all major expenditures. After a period of severe financial stress, Erie County, where Buffalo resides, was assigned a Fiscal Stability Authority on July 12, 2005. As a “soft control board,” however, they act only in an advisory capacity. Both Authorities were established by New York State. In November 2005, Byron Brown was elected Mayor of Buffalo. He is the first African-American to hold this office.
Economic development in the city was marked at $3.5 billion in 2006 compared to the ten year previous average of $50 million. New proposals and renovations were numerous, especially in the downtown area. Buffalo ranked 83rd on the Forbes best cities for jobs list, an increase from the previous year, beating out cities like New York City, Cleveland, and Detroit.
there are lots of places to stop along the bike route for bathroom breaks and food or drink.
well thats it for this trip, i sure hope you liked it as much as my neighbor did :)and if you took the time to stay a while, thank you in advance. i love my home town. i take every opportunity to go and visit. and always find something new and wonderful. if you ever have the chance.. get off the the thru way and visit, you’ll be glad you did.
Well its that time of year again, festivals every week end, sometimes over lapping, so one needs to pay attention, as to which one to go to… im not a fan of crowds at all, so where ever i go..i go early and leave in the middle.this last weekend,the fest.was in my little town,on the Erie Canal.
i had to park a good mile or more away, because im to cheap to pay ..upwards of 10 dollars. if i had a car full of people that would have been a different story, but i was alone…so here we go
and if you notice that snowy stuff..its dogwood..it makes a mess, its everywhere, for a few weeks.
well for what ever reason im having a terrible time on wordpress today… so..im going to leave now, and return in a few days with more?:) anyone else out there having problems? anyway, if you stopped by, thank you!! and have an awesome day… and a better week end:)!!
what to do with out of town family…. well take them out of town.. so off we went about 1 1/2 hours from my home to where else, my home town…Buffalo ,NY. with the temps being in the 90’s i thought for sure there’d be a breeze blowing off of lake Erie. well i was wrong. And most of you know i cant handle crowds.. but i made the best of it.after all, i got to show off the “New Buffalo” its a pretty big week end everywhere, so the fact that there was a carnival , no biggie. But i was on my Lake, and Home. so… here we go
well that does it for my jaunt to my hometown, with family in tow. hopefully things will settle down now. and next time i might even post a pic of the newest addition to our family. Yep you guessed it. we are finally Grandparents . Shes going to be 2 months old already.
if you took time to stop by, i thank you very much. i know ive been a stranger all month.