I sent a message to Amy and asked if she was available and would like to meet for lunch somewhere. She graciously accepted and we had a lovely time meeting for lunch and dinner. We met her fabulous husband Arthur and had a lovely time all together.
Amy was a delightful hostess and tour guide. She took us first to a very hip health food store so I could pick up some recommended vitamins, then we went up to Lake Ontario. The lake itself reminded me a great deal of the Pacific Ocean and the beach near where I used to live before I moved to Pennsylvania.
From Lake Ontario, Amy took us to Fairport, also known as one of the 100 best places to live in America. It is a lovely, quaint little town along the Erie Canal. Oh, we also got to visit the Erie Canal. Amy's sister has a delightful "Book-tique" on the block adjacent to the canal. Our son found an interesting book to read while he was browsing in the "man cave" section of the store.
While we were in the Rochester, New York area, Fabulous Husband took us to see Rochester Institute for the Deaf., and the gallery inside the National Technology Institute for the Deaf. There is a self portrait in the lobby gallery of the recently deceased deaf artist, Chuck Baird.
Rochester and her outlaying areas are extremely friendly, especially deaf friendly. While Amy and I were signing at lunch, even the waitress joined in signing! The person at the health food store knew only one sign (thank you) she was signing it to us as we were leaving. People were genuinely very warm, open and friendly. Amy and Arthur's hospitality are a reflection of the friendliness of the area. We're looking forward to visiting again when the weather is warmer.
Enjoy these few photos and be sure to check the links at the bottom of the post for more information and more photos.
We also stumbled upon a Greek Orthodox Macedonian Church in the middle of nowhere. They kindly invited Fabulous husband in to meet the priest. The priest was kind enough to give Fabulous Husband a personal tour of the exquisite interior. I'll post the link to view those at the bottom of this post.
Another pleasant surprise was the gorgeous Buddhist Temple and garden.