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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posts tagged ‘Meeder’s Restaurant’
Posted: November 5th, 2012

There’s no reason to lament an empty nest. Get outta there and have some fun.

And you don’t have to go far. My hubby decided we needed a ride up to Chautauqua. It’s closed for the season, but it’s impressive any time of year.

The communities all around the region also impress.  We stopped at Dick’s Harbor House in Mayville, N.Y., for a lumberjack brunch cheaper than I could have made it at home. We sat in a booth by the window with a full view of the lake.

We toured the antique stores in Westfield. Saraf’s gives you a glimpse into old elegance with incredible furniture that looks like it came out of castles. We marveled at the old homes and made a final stop at Meeder’s Restaurant in Ripley, N.Y. The sign says it has world-famous pies, and we agree it was some of the best pie we’ve ever eaten. I was tempted by the lemon meringue but had coconut cream. My husband had warm blackberry pie with ice cream.

Quaint little towns, family diners and a calm, quiet Sunday with my hubby. Yeah baby, that’s what empty nesting’s all about. And then my son came home from Gannon University to watch the football game last night, so the empty nesting never lasts too long. But that’s what makes it sweeter.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

 

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