09/06/16 12:44 - ID#60645
Labor Day at the quarry
loooooooooong line to get into the US. It had to have been a two hour wait at least. I wonder how many were just going to Crystal Beach or Sherkston and could have stayed for an hour longer if they rode.
Abandoned pup on the friendship trail. ;(
Last Modified: 09/09/16 12:30
08/16/16 11:58 - ID#60620
To the ol' swimmin' hole
The water is warmer than ever. When the sun came out from the clouds, you could see 15 feet down. Maybe that's enough to see the otter known as (e:terry).
I still have not seen this alleged pirate ship..
Along the friendship trail we passed re-enactors at the fort. They were intensely reenacting the siege of Fort Erie.
Did you know we could have had the Canadian side? Maybe it's good, it'd probably be Lancaster right now.
(e:paul) wants to do the re-enactment the next year, preferably as a stable boy.
Last Modified: 08/16/16 11:58
08/16/16 10:50 - ID#60611
Swim at the quarry
It was blazing hot and we rode to the quarry. The water was lower than ever and almost bathwarm to swim in! We got poutine and cheesesticks. You need to balance the ride out.
I loved riding bikes in Leipzig but I guess we do have the friendship trail near by.
Last Modified: 08/16/16 10:50
08/18/15 11:18 - ID#60165
After work swim
Swimming/biking combo has to be the best exercise combo. All the cardio plus exercise with a lot of range of motion. I feel so much more flexible after. I want to find a pool to swim at this winter.
On the way back the border crossing was experiencing some Windows stlye failure. It always seems like something is going wrong with their equipment there. Who knows what is happening on the computer hen they swipe your license? I'd hate to have some data issue get me pulled aside.
Last Modified: 08/18/15 11:20
07/28/15 10:23 - ID#60137
I got to swim for 20 minutes, but not before I heard the life story of the security guard and his immigration from Hungary. He met Sylvester Stallone in the 80s and was supposed to be his stunt man. But the US wouldn't let him in, so he got sent back to the Hungary where he had to flee the communists. After running across the border under gunfire, he made his way to France where he met his Canadian wife, who brought him to Montreal.
There was much more to it, but it was long and rambling. I felt bad walking away to swim, but he seemed so excited to tell his story. What else can you do?
Last Modified: 07/29/15 01:50
07/26/15 10:21 - ID#60130
The water was the perfect temperature - I didn't want to leave even after being in for two hours. (e:terry) and I tried to see how deep we could dive down. I get about 10 feet before it feels like my ear drums will burst.
I noticed they have a summer long beer pong tournament - could Terry beat out the Canadian DILFs?
The bike ride to and from was pretty sweet as well. I want to wander and frolick on my bike from Fort Erie to Toronto on all the country roads.
Last Modified: 07/27/15 12:50
09/29/14 01:35 - ID#59428
Presque Isle park
The holiday valley mud pit
(e:paul) despairing about having to drive more
The water was freezing but I dove in anyway. I couldn't stay very long though.
Sunning ourselves like Basra
Eventually the sun went away and it was too cold to swim again.
So we explored the isle a little more. Here was the Venice of Erie, scrody water included. All the little shacks had boats to go out to them.
Last Modified: 09/29/14 10:39
08/19/14 10:23 - ID#59320
The Letchworth pool
The pool is olympic size at least, plus a diving area. The water wasn't even chlorinated. A mini-(e:terry) got us to do flips, because we were too scared. And I managed to swim across the pool in one breath, after trying forever.
Like everything else in state parks, the poolhouse and pool were super 60's. It had to have been built for thousands of people - is it because there used to be more families? The style is actually neat.
Ladders to peek over the wall
Hundreds and hundreds of lockers
Water wasting urinal
The mid century font
Simpler times when your food tasted of nicotine
Last Modified: 08/19/14 10:55
08/10/14 09:47 - ID#59288
So we met up with them at a diner where Holly shocked all the locals. Then we went up to their cabin to swim in the pond. The house was amazing. It was perched on a wooded hill overlooking everything, and had a spring fed pond you could swim in. I wish I could have taken more pictures.
Last Modified: 08/10/14 10:58
07/27/14 12:16 - ID#59239
The quarry was amazingly warm and I got to practice diving with (e:terry) a little.
We tried to find the mysterious neighboring quarry from google maps, but it's all privatized with signs *WARNING* you not to trespass.
On the bike path back, we were joined by John, this bleach blond man from Toronto. I thought we were just going to have a short chat, but it got real weird real quick. Apparently he got deported from the United States a few years ago, and wants nothing more than to find a Buffalo husband so he can come back.
He asked Terry to mentor him, help him find love, and get married. When he found out Terry was married, he told me that maybe one day we could get married. When we commented on how there was little to do in Ft. Erie compared to Toronto, he volunteered that there was plenty to do at his house. No thank you.
I was a relieved when we got to the border because I'm sure he would have followed us home. He let us know he would scream, cry and pray that we would come back for him.
Last Modified: 07/27/14 12:48
- going out