Mr. Trent had several shows this weekend they started it off with a show at Ripper’s Rock House. We loaded out after that and hit the road heading to Allegany, New York for a show at the Hickey Tavern. The Hickey Tavern isn’t a very big bar but it has great atmosphere. Lou Ruby has owned the Hickey Tavern since 1979. I can’t say enough nice things about Lou. If you are in the area you need to stop by the Hickey Tavern, if you don’t drink just sit at the bar and have a coke, ask questions and get to know a little more about this little piece of history in Allegany. We rolled into town early and were treated to a tour of the library which used to be the bank- the safes are all still there –but they are used for books and storage they have also incorporated several pieces that were from the prior institution. Of course one of the vaults was made in Canton, Ohio by Diebold. There was also the Allegany Engine Company Festival going on and a true hero was returning to town so there were many activities in this not so sleepy community on this hot weekend.
Saturday morning after we woke up at the local Walmart we headed over to Gargoyle park and Steve napped while I enjoyed a portion of the six mile walking path-a few of the miles were along the Allegany river, it was so peaceful. For Saturday’s show we headed up to rockabilly mountain Meltdown Music Festival, that is always fun because we get to see friends there too and the music rolls over the tops of the hills –it doesn’t seem to matter where we are parked the sound just echoes all around.
Sunday morning we were up and on our way to Rochester, NY for a little visit to the George Eastman House. Having a love of photography like I do of course we had to stop there. It was very impressive. George Eastman was quite a man-a great philanthropist. It was a bit sad that only He and his Mother lived in this very impressive mansion. He did have friends and parties to fill the grand space. His gardens were spectacular and I would highly recommend taking the garden tour-they show pictures of how it used to be. I have been reading more about George Eastman to solve some of the mysteries of his life and his personality, but haven’t found too much yet. We met some fellow rv travelers in the parking lot and chatted for a bit. Then off we headed to Niagara Falls.