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Sep 29, 2015 - Niagara Falls - Canadian Side

We had a wonderful time in Niagara Falls, Ontario. We left here on Monday, 9/14, under clear blue skies and mild temps and it stayed that way all the way thru, 9/17 when we left Niagara Falls. We met our good friends Jan and Ross Boyd at the Comfort Inn around lunch time and from there it was a whirlwind of sightseeing. We had bought a package deal which included our hotel, several sightseeing venues, bus service and an incline tram pass. (That was a godsend as it was a steep climb from the falls back up to the street our hotel was on.) We...

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Sep 14, 2015 - New update from Darien Lake

Well, September has arrived at Darien Lake. It started out pretty nice with temps in the 70’s and clear. Then we had a heat wave where the temps went into the 80’s and this weekend we haven’t even gotten out of the 50’s and it has been raining and dreary. The park migrated to its Fall schedule this weekend (open only on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 am to 7 p.m.). As the weather has been miserable the attendance has been very low. August was a typical summer month, hot and humid, though not as bad as the southern states, thank goodness....

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Jul 23, 2015 - Darien Lake Theme Park

We are now settled into our day-to-day lives in Darien Center, NY working at Darien Lake Theme Park. We’ve been here since June 30. Our first work assignment, beginning on July 6, was to work 40 hours per week doing landscaping. Rick has done that many times and I figured I’d give it a go so we could have the same work schedule, 7-3:30 M-F. Well, after two weeks, I realized that I am not cut out for weeding, weeding, and more weeding on my knees or bending over. That does not include the time spent spreading lots and lots of mulch,...

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Jun 27, 2011 - Darien Lakes State Park, Darien Center, New York

Everybody knows that Pennsylvania shares a common border with western New York. A couple of years ago, we adopted a 4th grade class in Corfu, NY, as pen pals and even went to visit them. (You can find that story in our entry for Corfu by clicking here.) We have kept contact with Susan, their teacher, so took a couple of days to go visit her in Corfu. It was very short notice, but she even arranged to bring Nathan, one of the students, his mother, Peggy, and his sister, Jennifer, to spend an afternoon with us. The day ended with a huge pizza...

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