Noah and Frances should be back from Hawaii now. Hope you guys had a great time on your honeymoon!
We've been "spooked." I guess there's a neighborhood tradition out here in Penfield that you "spook" your neighbors by placing a bucket of Halloween goodies on their porch, a ghost on their door, and running away. Then you are suppose to do the same to two other neighbors. Much friendlier Halloween tradition than what I'm use to in the Midwest...
As I have some time on my hands these days, I was put in charge of the operation
I've been in Rochester about two weeks and I'm already making arts & crafts for the neighbor kids. I'm a minivan away from being a "soccer mom."
My niece, Rachel, getting ready to go spooking
Here we are spooking what turned out to be the home of the old guy from the movie Up. That's what happens when you don't know your neighbors.
Megan showed me around her office. She's the interim Executive Director of the Marie C. & Joseph C. Wilson Foundation.
The Erie Canal in Pittsford.
The City of Rochester was sponsoring tours of the city called "River Romance" this past weekend. So, lots of free activities to introduce me to my new home. Although, I'm not sure what the "Romance" part was. Was it so I would fall in love with the river? Anyway, here we are under the Driving Park Bridge on the way to the Lower Falls
Driving Park Bridge
The Lower Falls
SINGLE RAINBOW! WHAT DOES IT MEAN!
There's a somewhat famous painting of these falls by Frederic Edwin Church at the Los Angeles Art Museum
The tour guide with a family from Webster, NY, which is just northeast of Rochester
The Middle Falls, which "are the most elusive attraction in all of Rochester" according to a father trying to engage his bored kids. Too bad they built a dam on top of them...
From the bridge over the Middle Falls on the dam
The Seat of Remembering and Forgetting. Not sure what this is really suppose to show. It's the faces and hands of kids from a nearby by school for the deaf. It looks like a representation of people stranded in hell. Maybe a mass entrapment of kids in carbonite with Han Solo?
The Charlotte Genesee Lighthouse at Rochester Harbor on Lake Ontario
Inside the lighthouse they have an interesting little museum. This depicts a local battle against the British. Apparently, the locals tricked the Brits into thinking they had more soldiers by having them march around a building several times. Or something like that...
Would you fight this guy?
Up the lighthouse!
Looking down from the top of the lighthouse stairs
Megan keeping watch over the harbor and Lake Ontario
Evidence I climbed up a 40 foot tower
Old railroad bridge
Lantern for the lighthouse
Ontario Beach County Park.
The beach use to have an amusement park. A few things remain including this Dentzel Carousel.
Some woodcarving of someone
Someone I'm probably related to...
The very Art Deco Charlotte High School.
Checked out the Carl Peters WPA murals at the high school. They are about 19 feet tall and recently restored. They are very nice, but the photos don't do them justice as the lighting in the space was terrible
That's all I have for now. Back to job hunting and making some lunch...