to meet up with Mom, Mary and sister
Linda for a vacation to Jamestown NY.
The ride was just beautiful with all the
mountains and trees.
Linda is a trooper and did all the driving.
She did an awesome job and got us all there and back safely.
It was a long drive but we had a lot of fun.
We couldn't go hungry with Mary in charge of our
Had a little competition between hubby
and Isabel (Linda's iphone helper)
We aren't sure who won while Isabel
was often right on the money - Gary
pressed on with his AAA map replies hah
We stopped for a quick bite at
Had some excitement as we all learned
a lot about this new law ~ oh gosh !
Almost there ~ 19 miles to go . . .
Along our journey Linda brought some good cd's
so we enjoyed some Frank Sinatra.
Then we arrived !
Checked into our hotel.
Had a very nice room.
The hotel had some Lucy memorabilia in the lobby.
Hubby and mother-in-law Mary in hotel lobby.
Hubby loved these trees in our hotel yard so I snapped
a photo for him.
Off to town to check it out.
We passed one amazing Lucy mural after another.
Painted by local artist Gary Peters
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Lucy does a TV Commerical "Vitameatavegamin.
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1,800 square foot portrait
After some investigating the town we headed back to our
hotel for a bite.
We had a Bob Evans next to our hotel so we took a quick
walk over. They have good food at reasonable prices.
Hubby had the Chicken & Noodles
(looked delicious but to many carbs for me : )
I had one night a delicious Chicken Pecan Salad
(minus the rolls - no carbs:)
Then the next night I had flounder
I had green beans not carrots
I DON'T DO CARROTS ! HAH
Up early for breakfast at the hotel
we had a big day ahead of us.
They had a nice selection. Fresh coffee 24/7
which was so nice. Enjoy a cup of decaf after
dinner : )
First stop Jamestown Gateway train station.
When you walk into the train station lobby you run right
into this beautiful photo of Lucy.
Lucy was just stunning
Hubby liked this neat clock
Linda enjoying the Lucy magic with a Lucy
fashion dress !
Hubby and I getting into the act:
Silent Auction ~ having some fun with the girls
Then we took a bus tour
This young man was our tour guide
He was funny and shared a lot of jokes
Lucy's childhood home
59 Lucy Lane (Formerly 8th St.), Celoron
Lucy was an adorable little girl
Lucy's grave site Lake View Cemetery
Lucy's Father, Mother, Lucy and her brother.
We got a sneak peek at the new Lucy
statue that was officially unveiled the
next day. As we drove the bus tour
past the park they had the box with the
statue slightly open.
Lucille Ball Memorial Park in Lucy’s
hometown of Celoron, NY.
(Artist Carolyn D. Palmer)
She did a beautiful job
Had a nice lunch at Jones Valhalla
They are known for their bakery
Caesar with salmon. YUMMY
Other miscellaneous sites in Jamestown
We visited the Museum and gift shop ~ Desilu Studios
It was beautiful and so big.
Next morning after breakfast we took a ride to Niagara Falls
We took the scenic route along Lake Erie
We passed fields and fields of grape vines
Wish we could have gotten a bunch for mother-in-law
Mary as she makes the best Dolma !
Took the interstate home and passed these buffalo's on
a hill - so cute (photo taken from google you'll notice it is fall)
After some rest we drove back into town to check out the
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And guess who made the local Buffalo paper?
What a crew hah
For dinner we took a ride to Bemus Point
It was such a pretty area.
Photo of the Casino restaurant where we ate dinner
We sat outside on the deck by the water.
They had the oddest ferry ~ looked more like a floating
boardwalk than a boat hah
Back to our hotel in time for the Olympics opening ceremony.
We are a family cheering for two teams
Sadly, the next morning it was time to head home
The morning ride was spectacular as the low laying
clouds were amazing
Can you see them just hanging near the ground?
We had a great trip ~ BIG thank you to Linda for all her
planning and generosity. And to Mary who is a great
While they loved Auntie Rose there is nothing
like Mom and Dad
Percy wouldn't not leave sleeping Dad's side
Judah was so happy he was completely relaxed
in Mom's office
And a BIG thank you to Aunt Rose who makes traveling
possible with her kitty sitting skills : )