Today proved just what warm, welcoming people western New Yorkers are.
We spent a comfortable night at the Garden View Bed and Breakfast in Medina. Our hosts, Pat and Bob, made us feel like we were visiting friends, and I have never been in any place that was as clean as their home!
After breakfast, Pat fixed us a to-go bag of homemade banana bread and blueberry muffins and threw in some energy bars. She and her husband, Bob, are with us in the first photo.
At 9:30, three of my workmates from Darien Lake last year, Theresa and her son Nick and daughter Izzy, came to pick us up and give us a lift to the trailhead – mainly so we could visit a bit. Theresa and Nick are in the second photo at the trailhead.
Then just down the trail at Knowlesville, a woman was out in her yard walking her dog. She offered us water and a bathroom and let me pet her 14-year-old dog, Snoop. She also wanted to make sure everyone in New York was treating us kindly. I assured her they were!
We arrived with some trepidation at the Dollinger Motor Inn in Albion since some had warned that it wasn’t very nice place. Well, were they wrong-wrong-wrong!!! It is charming, clean, and very comfortable with everything we could possibly need – including being next to a Tops grocery store.
The young man at the desk was so welcoming. And when I needed ice for my ankle, he fixed me up with a small bag just the right size.
On top of today’s events, Steve had a visit Friday with one of his co-workers from last year when Karen swung by the B&B right after we arrived.
So, thank you, western New Yorkers!
Find four more photos on the photo page … naturally.