Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Visitor in Town

Last week my sister came out to visit.  It was great to have her here for a week to catch up and keep me company especially because Jake has been pretty busy with dental school this semester!  We didn't have time to do all of the things I wanted to do with her, but we did have a chance to go to Palmyra, Niagara Falls, and do a little sight-seeing around town.  Thanks again for coming Marette.  It was great to see you!

One of my favorite things that we did while Marette was out here was go apple picking!  We had to switch off carrrying the apple "pickin'" bag since it was a little heavy after we filled it with 11 pounds of apples!  Oh...and this is Marette...not to be confused with me.

I thought the orchards were so pretty, so I took a ton of pictures.  I am sure the the workers at the orchards thought we were crazy since they see this stuff everyday...

The loot...

 The Niagara Falls.

 Marette and Jake. Not to be confused with a pic of me and Jake.

 We love you Marette!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Labor Day Weekend at the Thousand Islands

Jake and I had heard so much about the Thousand Islands of New York, so we planned a little trip there for Labor Day weekend to finish off the summer with what we hoped was with a flourish.  I felt a little bit like a spectator of the rich and fabulous.  The Thousand Islands are apart of the St. Lawrence River where the well to-do build fabulous mansions on the islands that dot the river and drive around their fabulous boats.  Jake and I took a tourist boat cruise and looked at all of the fabulous houses and boats and toured the famous Bolt Castle.  On our trip I tried lobster for the first time and we couldn't leave without trying the original Thousand Island dressing.  We had a great time getting away, but to be honest, after two nights in our hotel room I was glad to be back to my own bed!

The door to our fabulous hotel room.

Jake is so excited about the lobster tail and filet mignon.

I am contemplating my first bite of lobster ever.

The very authentic knight's armor at the restaurant.  Western NY has endless oddities.

The ceiling inside the Bolt Castle.  Can you spot the hearts?  There were never-ending hearts throughout all of the architecture.  The story goes that Bolt was building this home for his wife, however, during construction she died of consumption.  The house was never completed and Bolt never lived in it.



More hearts...

The restaurant of the famous original Thousand Island dressing.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Buffalo Appreciation Day

Last weekend my sweet husband surprised me by taking me on an open air bus archeology tour of downtown Buffalo.  (*note: we were most definitely the youngest two people on the tour).  It surprised Jake and myself just how much I enjoyed the two and half hour tour of Buffalo's significant archeological highlights.  It gave me a new appreciation for the city and what it has to offer.  We didn't get a great view of the bus to take pictures, so we went on a little bike ride afterwards and did our best to get some decent shots.