Lake to Lake

Being on an Island surrounded by the Niagara River which is fed from Lake Erie and flows over Niagara Falls into Lake Ontario, offers us many wonderful things to do.

island2

Grand Island

On the second last day of the year we headed along Lake Erie to Hamburg, NY and had a fun Hibatchi style dinner.

fuji

On New Years Eve we had an early dinner on Lake Ontario.  The streets lining Lewiston, NY were wonderfully decorated and the lights twinkled as you made your way down to Lake Ontario where we had a nice dinner overlooking a dock with a fishing boat ready to head out the next morning.

lewiston lake ontario

And a few nights later we were headed to Canalside in downtown Buffalo, NY on Lake Erie for a fun night of visiting the new ice rink which opened a few weeks ago.

downtown canalside jan 2

It was a balmy 30 degrees but there are plenty of heat lamps along the rink and a warm room with benches.  There are little shops along the way, a few different food trucks and these really, REALLY cool ice bikes you can rent.

canal bike

Can you tell what I will be renting soon???  I can’t wait to try these.  But tonight was not the night as we were headed to watch the sad Sabres play.  The kids had fun heckling the opposing team 🙂

panthers game

And after another bad loss for the Sabres we headed back to the rink to watch the novice curlers trying to learn the game which is another feature of the new rink.

curling2 curling

I love the fact we have so many things to experience right in our back and front yard just over the bridges.

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7 thoughts on “Lake to Lake

  1. You certainly had a fun time of it! The hibachi dinner sounds good and those ice bikes look like fun. A great idea for the older folk with brittle bones, lol.

      • It’s perfect for us as we own 34 acres of land and are able to live a rural lifestyle on a road that has a huge pharmaceutical business 2 miles down the street. It’s 26 miles around and surrounded by the river which is a mile and half away from our house. It’s a 12 minute drive over the bridges to Buffalo and to Niagara Falls. A 25 minute drive to St. Catherines or 40 minute drive to Long Beach. About 24,000 residents and a main thruway (the I 190) runs through the middle from bridge to bridge. I love it!

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