Bayside, New York
July 20, 2001
We went there after Red Rock Canyon, since we had the car that day, and enjoyed the freedom of wind rushing above our heads. We did pass some small towns on the way there, specifically Boulder, where I insisted we get out, as it is designated by the government as a historical site. Well, aside from a couple of antique shops, and a very large souvenir store with imported Mexican arts & crafts, it was difficult to assess the historical importance of this place.
You have to wind your way down to the lake area until you reach sea level, at which point you pay a small fee to enter the marina, where most people go.
We were hungry at this point, and headed for the only restaurant on the premises. It was very simple but the food was freshly prepared and tasty. We had fish (surprise!). There were a lot of families with children, most of them feeding the giant, and I mean giant, scavenger fish that populate the waters. They will eat anything, especially popcorn. I was mesmerized by the fish and stood to watch them for quite a long time. There were times when they literally jumped out of the water, and over each other, so the "swoosh, swoosh" was constant.
The water was clear, but it was evident that it had litter which is a pity. Some took out their boats, others were content to wade in the water. They offer lunch and dinner cruises, which is something we will definitely do next time around.
From journal Romance in Las Vegas