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Hello traveling companions,
Leaving Niagara Falls and a short trip over to Newfane, NY to visit with Roger and Carol, our Alaska friends from 2011. Newfane is near the largest city in the area, Lockport.
The construction of the Erie Canal was authorized by the New York State Legislature in April 1816. By December 1820, when the exact location of the step locks had been determined, the whole area of what ...
... we will be anchoring any time soon since we will be in the Erie Canal for a while.
Once Jameson had dropped the first anchor, Dad asked him how much he had let out. Jameson’s smart response was, “Hopefully enough.”
Not very comforting…was it enough or not?
(It was definitely more than enough, and we always let out 2 anchors just in case anyway.)
Dad has a carbon monoxide and explosive gas detector that started beeping last ...
... the way back but not without seeing the worlds biggest whirlpool and Canada's smallest church along the way. First stop on our way home was the town called Niagara-on-the-lake. A very pretty little town. it used to be the capital but it was moved as it was felt it was too close to the USA. There isn't much to do here but it is pretty to see.We went down to Lake Ontario and had a quick paddle and skimmed some stones.
Pretty soon ...
... to Niagara via a place called Howe Caverns. Tomorrow we would be leaving Niagara after seeing an Imax film, stopping off at a glass making factory and then going on Washington. Then on Friday we would leave Washington and coming back to New York via Philidelphia, to see the Liberty Bell.
Leaving New York
So we were off. We ended up going out of New York the same way we came in - through Holland Tunnel. Alex was telling us a few bits ...
... was then midnight and they comped us an airport hotel room. We weren't mad after that, because there was nothing that we could do at this point. We enjoyed our stay, and I slept until 2:00 pm the next day. We went to our gate and just waited until we could board. We got on the flight, and 4 movies later, we were in Amsterdam. In case you were wondering, I watched "Precious, "Men Who Stare at Goats," "Percy Jackson,"(I never heard of it either) and ...