We made a quick stop at a McDonald's in Grimsby to get lunch to go. On the way out of town, I saw a billboard for The Organized Crime Winery. Sounds like it might need a visit when we get back. At Fort Erie, we headed directly over the Peace Bridge, where we had both lanes, and then found there was no one in the NEXUS lane. The officer asked our citizenship and if we had anything to declare. I said one bottle of liquor and he said "Have a nice day". Fastest crossing ever. We did see some vehicles lined up for a backscatter X-Ray examination but we were by and on I-190 by 2:30. Although the GPS tried to get us down to street level again, we stayed on 190 until we reached the westbound New York Thruway.
After a bathroom break at the Angola Service Center, we left the Thruway and headed south to Jamestown. On the outskirts, I stopped a a Mickey D's and asked for a Seniors Coffee. Apparently, this establishment stopped serving them so I had to get a small black normal coffee instead.
Jamestown was the home of two old friends from the Waterloo County Touring Club Cyclefest days. Bill Fulton and his wife Edna came with a group every year until the event left Chicopee after 1997. Bill passed away in 2011 at the age of 97, but had kept riding (with a sidecar) until he was 94. Edna joined him in 2014. They were good folks and I couldn't come this way without thinking about them.
South of Jamestown, we turned on US 62. Funny, we were on US 62 last week in Arkansas. It ran from Harrison to Berryville and right through the middle of Eureka Springs. We crossed the Pennsylvania line soon after and Warren was not far beyond that. We pulled into Billy Bob and Linda's driveway well before 5:00 PM
After unloading our overnight bags, the four of us went to historic downtown Warren, where we had supper at the Plaza Restaurant, a local fixture for over fifty years. They had the best value I have seen so far in a mushroom/Swiss burger with no bun. The burger looked like it was over the advertised half pound with the cheese and mushrooms melted to the top. I had some very good coleslaw to complement it. Sandy had a small chef salad.
After supper, we walked over the bridge across the Allegheny River and looked at a park. Then we checked out the memorials and monuments on the downtown side. This town just dripped history.
Back at the house, we visited for a bit. I ducked doing any blog work, so I will have double duty tomorrow. Sandy and I both turned in early in anticipation of an early start tomorrow.
Linda is a great photographer and maintains an excellent blog called The Beauty Around Us. I know she will provide an interesting account of our trip together.
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