For those who know me, know that I simply hate rain. It's even worse when you combine it with cold weather and yes, it was to be expected when you travel in the northern hemisphere in autumn... I just wanted to have a whinge. That's all. :-)
However, it means that I haven't got a lot of exciting news for you, because there isn't much excitement to be had on a cold and rainy day. On Saturday the weather was becoming increasingly cold and the sun had gone into hiding for most of the day. We spent the day looking through maps and information on the internet, and did some shopping. This time we went to have a look at the (in)famous Walmart department store.
|This is not the one in Hamburg, but looks exactly the same|
Since I'd spent best part of the day on sudoku and wordfeud besides shopping, I settled in front of the TV for the night and Frank and I watched Lost in Translation on the movie channel. I don't quite know what exactly was lost in translation, but obviously more than the title suggested, because I know that I'd lost the clue. Bedtime....
Sunday 23 September
On Sunday we had a late breakfast, this time scrambled eggs on toasted bagels. Yes, I love'm, but I like them better with cream cheese! After a shower during the night the sky had cleared up a little, so we planned to go out for the day again. The initial plan was to go to an autumn festival in Clarence (to the NE), but a wrong turn-off onto the highway took us southwards and we didn't feel like turning back at that stage. There was this Ellicottville, a little village in Cattaraugus County, that we had been told was worth a visit. We really don't know what they had in mind when the told us that, because we could have saved ourselves a long trip or could have combined it with another visit to the Amish country. The Amish go to church on Sunday and it is their day of rest, so that was out. Instead we just took to the country roads on our way back to Hamburg. In Ellicottville we walked through the, most empty, streets in the rain and glanced into the shop windows. Doing that it became quite clear that it will probably be more populated in winter, because it was all the shops had to offer: ski gear. Wanting a decent but simple lunch we popped into a Subway, where it was nice and warm and the food, we knew, was good.
|Decorative (Halloween) pumpkins|
|The golf course as seen from the back patio|