Arrived in Canandaigua New York around 5 o’clock and checked into my room at the Lafayette motel. The motel is a very nice mom-and-pop motel. It’s nothing overly fancy but the grounds are maintained, the room is clean, and the bed is comfortable. There is a restaurant on the property that operates from 7 AM until 8 PM, and another restaurant across the street. Debbie, at the front desk, was very nice. Total cost of the room for the night $75. Not bad, given the fact that most hotels and motels in the area, including even the budget motels, are more than $100 per night.
Before having a late dinner I rode to the city pier. I had remembered seeing some interesting photos online of the boathouses at the city pier. It was great to have an opportunity to photograph some of them as the sun was starting to set in it it’s golden color to the view.
I returned to the motel and decided to have dinner at the Lafayette motel restaurant. It seemed like a fairly down home kind of place, obviously visited by the locals who are regulars. It had a long bar where one could sit and eat, and there was all sorts of local memorabilia hanging on the walls. The food was fairly average, the hostess was nice, and they had free samples of some of their baked goods. I had fried cod dinner with applesauce and homemade bread. My “tall glass of ice water” I had asked for was a paper cup which I had to keep asking to have filled. My dinner was $11.