Saturday – August 25, 2012 – Lewiston Jazz Festival
We decided to go to the Lewiston Jazz festival in Lewiston NY today. Lewiston NY is located at the top of Niagara Falls and is bordered by Canada. Lewiston is known for a couple of things; the invention of the cocktail, and it was the last city in the underground railway leading slaves to Canada. Anyway, today it’s known for the jazz festival.
Lewiston is 13 miles north of Grand Island where we are camped. We did our usual morning routine, coffee, internet, and breakfast. This morning I made us egg sandwiches with a fried egg, 2 slices of bacon, cheese all on a multigrain roll. The festival starts at noon so we left about noon. It was a very hot day with the temperatures reaching 93F with little or no breeze! The festival is set up on Center Street and covers something like 10 blocks. There are 2 main stages, one on each end of the street and several smaller venues at various pubs along the street. I was surprised at the number of pubs and restaurants along this street. This is a hopping town at night!
We walked the length of the festival area and did a little shopping at the large jewelry tent. Hopefully the granddaughters like the items we got for them. We also checked out the old British sports cars. They were mostly Jaguars and MGs with a couple of Triumphs thrown in. After getting hot we found a couple of shaded spots to sit and listen to the music and drink a couple glasses of wine. We spent about 2 hours there and had a good time. Next time I would go later in the day when it is not so hot.
|Cool fountain in Lewiston NY|
|British Sports cars|
|Patty with an old MG|
|One of the side Jazz venues at this pub|
|Another old Jaguar|
|Looking about midway on Center Street toward the one of the main stages on the other end of the street|
|Another nice pub|
|Not a good picture, but this is the border crossing to Canada as you leave Lewiston|
Saturday evening we went to Amherst NY to have dinner with Patty’s parents. We picked up chicken and beef kabobs and Patty’s mom had fresh corn for dinner. Patty’s dad had an old torque wrench that he let me have so now I can check my 5ers lug nuts. I was going to get one at Harbor Freight when he said that I could have his. Thanks Tom!
We got back home to the RV around 9:30 and watched a little TV and were ready for bed. Tomorrow will be a long day as we are moving to Mansfield OH. Mansfield is about 300 miles away and half way to Crawfordsville Indiana where we will be before heading to Oregon. We are still new at RVing so packing up and setting out is still a great adventure for us. I’ll let you know how the move goes tomorrow.