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Lockport Caves

Today was the first day in about three weeks where we actually had the opportunity to get out and do something fun. We decided to head up to Lockport to visit the Lockport Caves.

Lockport Caves

I wasn’t really expecting much, but we were both pleasantly surprised. You get about an hour tour that gives you some history of the Erie Canal and the area, especially the background of the businesses that were the reason the tunnel you’re touring exists. Then you get a guided walk through the cave, where your guide will point out manmade and geological elements along the way, and the tour ends with a short down and back boat ride at the end. If the day is hot, this is a great way to beat the heat, as the temperature holds around 55 degrees.

Since it’s been about two months since we’ve been able to do any geocaching, we exited the tour and took a quick walk back to the entrance to log “Remains of and Old Factory“, although the cache’s container had been stolen, so it was really the remains of Remains.

We swung back down to Amherst for dinner at Saigon Bangkok, to which Amanda had never been. Excellent Thai/Vietnamese food. Then we made our way back up to Isle View Park for a walk, and to drop off Tesko the travel bug, who we picked up in Delaware since his goal was to visit Niagara Falls. I also got a second shot at my favorite geographic photo subject – the power towers.

Power towers 1

Power towers 2

Power towers 3

After that, it was off to Cold Stone Creamery for some Delicious Dirt and some All Lovin’, No Oven (in waffle bowls, of course). Perfect way to end the day!

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  1. I came across your site, specifically this post, when researching for my next post on The Erie Canal. I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks Buffalo is worth talking about!

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