Date of Trip: April 2010
Oh my, this was a good trip.
WEDNESDAY, April 21th
All day I brought my bike with me on this trip so, with the weather being good I rode: * The downtown area. * Out to the Prison Museum * The Waterfront Trail on the way back from the museum. * Wolfe Island — a short, free, ferry ride from downtown and you’re in the country.
My hostess at the Rosemount directed me to Martinis and Manicures which are on offer Wednesday nights at the Tango on Queen Street. I followed that up with dinner at Le Chien Noir which is right around the corner. This is restaurant is highly recommended on Chowhound and I can confirm that it is well worth it.
THURSDAY, April 22nd
I left for the American side of Lake Ontario. My destination was Rochester, NY via the Thousand Islands Bridge, Route 81 south to Route 90 west. I wandered further south and meandered through the Finger Lakes for a while before focusing in on Rochester by my B&B, Dartmouth House where I settled in for a quiet evening.
FRIDAY, April 23rd
Again, I was on my bike. I started at George Eastman House a world renowned museum of photography and film. I then rode to Java’s for lunch where I met a fellow who confirmed my plans for an afternoon ride.
I cycled the Genesee Riverway Trail which goes through the city to the Lake — though I didn’t go that far. 🙂
What an evening. I went to Hogan’s Hideaway on Park Avenue which was close to my B&B for a bite to eat. Sitting at the bar I met a couple, got chatting and they invited me to join them for dinner. We had a fabulous evening — they even paid. The kindness of strangers can be overwhelming at times.
SATURDAY, April 24th
Before leaving Rochester I had some work to do. I participated in a webinar with the Global Bloggers Network.
I left Rochester for Niagara-on-the-Lake following the parkway back into Ontario.
Check in at the Brockamour Manor B&B
Chef’s Table Dinner at Peller Estates Winery Restaurant with celebrity Winery Chef Jason Parsons. I am so thrilled to have had this opportunity. What an evening.
SUNDAY, April 25th
Wine Country Cooking School located within the Strewn Winery. I’m always eager to learn more. We made Thai Spring Rolls, I had a tour of the winery and picked up a few bottles.
I enjoyed a matinee performance at the Shaw Festival — An Ideal Husband. The Shaw Festival can be counted on for great theater.
Then home to Toronto.
My thanks goes to Taste The County (Prince Edward Country), Tourism Kingston, Visit Rochester and Niagara on the Lake — Tourism Niagara for their help with this trip. I have written about many portions of this trip in detail on Solo Traveler.