This blog was started in 2008 when we did IVF for the first time to build our family after 5 1/2 years of infertility. We now have 8 and 2 year old boys (thanks to modern medicine) and we are enjoying our blessed life as parents ♥ In the summer of 2016 we took another huge step and moved across the country from Oklahoma to New York! This blog is about life and everything in between

Monday, July 30, 2012

Our Return to WNY

 I am sitting here in Williamsville, NY on our last night before we return to Oklahoma. We have been here since Friday and have had a wonderful time! You may remember our last trip that I blogged about here. Our purpose for this trip was to drive thru more towns than last time, do a couple touristy things, and to talk to a local realtor about our plan. We were successful in all things and are sad to see our visit come to an end.

Saturday we had planned on going to Niagara Falls in the morning but it was rainy so instead we headed east to drive thru small towns east of Lockport including Gasport, Middleport, and Medina. This is downtown Medina here...

I'm not sure of the town but from there we headed north toward Lake Ontario and found this little park overlooking the water....

From there we headed west along the highway past several old farmhouses and corn fields. We returned to a favorite town from last time--Olcott--and got to see their summer carnival in full swing! This town is precious is we will be visiting it frequently when we move.

We continued west along the coast and headed toward Niagara Falls because the rain had cleared! We parked and headed to the falls. We saw the falls last time but several walkout points were roped off due to snow. This time we got to ride the Maid of the Mist boat that goes right up to both falls. It was amazing!

After we finished with that, we headed back to the Rainbow Bridge for our walk to Canada. We had already eaten lunch in Olcott but we worked up a sweat with all of our climbing so we decided to share a banana split and enjoy the view of America from the other side.

Today we had an appt. to meet the realtor at 3:30pm and planned a couple of things before then. First on the agenda was to check out the Underground Cave/Boat Tour in Lockport. We got to go inside the old canals of the Erie Canal that were built in the early 1800s.

After this excursion we grabbed lunch then met with our realtor at his office in Lockport. We chatted about several things involved with relocation and he seems to be a very good source when the time comes! He drove us to go thru this 150yr old Victorian house, then took us on a tour of the town!

We intended to have dinner south of Buffalo in West Seneca so we headed in that direction and stopped to see the beaches of Lake Erie. Last time we were here, the beach was covered in ice!

The sun was warm and people were having a blast swimming and flying kites.

This is where we ate at in West Seneca. I got the recommendation from an online forum for the area. We were not disappointed! The ambience was romantic, and the food was wonderful.

We are sad to be leaving, but this second trip here just reaffirms our desire to move to this area. The people are very nice, the houses are beautiful, the towns are quiet and laid back, the weather is perfect. I look around and I just think about how I can't wait to have family visit so that I can show them all of the neat places we have found! I know Brad will love it and there are so many family-friendly things to do. Stay tuned for the next step!


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