Thursday, August 6, 2009

They're wantin' me to take a ride in a Barrel

We left Bonnie's for northern ventures. We're takin' Ashley to Niagara Falls. We are going to visit the falls on the American side, which I have never done before, we always have viewed them from the Canadian side.

We had planned to stay at a PA park on Grand Isle, but since the weather was sooo_ cool, we decided to dry camp at the Seneca Niagara Casino. While there we decided to look at the Buffet. BAD mistake, I should have saved the money as we ate and it was HORRIBLE!! Nothing that any of us ate was hot, Linda got sick from MSG, even after asking the restaurant manager about MSG. After Linda recovered we went for a walk to the Falls. Another first, We have never seen the falls at night, Beautiful!




Seneca Niagara Casino




Seeing the falls from our side was invigorating. To experience their power at arm's length, their beauty up close and personal was awe inspiring. The other guys may have a better view, but if you've never experienced the falls on the American side I recommend you visit when in the area, you won't be disappointed.




The 'Falls' at night




The next morning after a hearty breakfast of cereal, we headed back down to the Falls. We visited Horseshoe Falls then went for a ride on the Maid of the Mist. Like ridin' the 'Perfect Storm'. Them Chinese ponchos they give ya' don't keep all the water out. It was still a great experience. When you return on the boat, you can walk up a wooden boardwalk/stairs about 1/2 way up the height of the falls. The water pourin' down is so fierce that you have a hard time tryin' to see what your lookin' at. Didn't bring the camera on the boat ride, for fear of gettin' it wet, so no pics.




It's a beautiful morning






The power of Nature







Linda & Ashley







Took this from Three Sisters Islands in the Niagara River above the Falls



After changing clothes we headed north up the road along the Niagara river towards Lake Ontario. We checked out a State Park, Four Mile Creek, on the edge of the lake, but decided to go further along the lake. We finally settled on a PA park in Wrights Corners for the night. The park was OK, but the facilities were a bit rustic again. We seem to be running into this trend a lot on this trip, I guess we're just choosing the wrong parks.



Ashley caught Grandma & Grandpa snoozin'





Well that's all for this entry. We'll see what the next adventure brings. Until then hope to see ya down the road as we're,

Dancin' on the Wind.

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