5/25/14 Sunday in Lockport, NY (Niagara Lazy Lakes-ROD)
Before Mass I worked on the blog and John watched TV. When we got home we had lunch, then visited the Our Lady of Fatima National Shrine. There were a couple different prayer services happening while we were there. Lots of people enjoying the cafeteria and grounds. To be honest, I wish they could have applied more of the donations towards upkeep than toward statues.
Did you see the outline of North America in the dome? From the inside that part looks black. At first I thought it was old paint peeling off.
We got back to the campground just in time for the Ice Cream Social, so of course we had to partake. There we met Leonard and Donna, enjoying our ice cream with them as well as the Wine Tasting held in the same place later. We learned that the Niagara escarpment area is protected by Lake Ontario. The lake acts as a heat sink; it moves wind towards it when the water is warmer than the air, and away from the lake when it is cooler. This protects the vines from damaging frost.
Not only did we get 6 different tastings for free, they also paired a special piece of chocolate with each wine taste. Life is good! Amazingly, at the end John asked what site they were in. They are right across from us!!! Some coincidences are just too hard to believe. It’s also interesting how often we get to know people the day or 2 before they leave.
At our rig John grilled hamburgers, the perfect meal for such a beautiful sunny day. Lots of campfires going all around us. Good Times camping.