Niagara River Inn
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... yes, its GPS' fault!), all 60' of us is in a traffic nightmare...Good news, GPS is telling us the casino is off the next exit, Honey surveys the area down below while we're at a dead stop on the freeway up above..he says.."that looks like the projects down there", I say well we're not getting anywhere up here, GPS says the casino is down there (and we could actually see it), how bad can it be!! Well, let me tell you how bad, we were not in a good ...
... br> We headed back to the campground and the kids played in the pool till dark.
Next morning we headed to Niagara Falls. We parked and decided to take the advice of some people who said to make sure you check out the falls from the Canadian side. It was quite a novelty for us all (especially Blossom) to walk in to Canada. We actually walked through our border and over the bridge which is built across the Niagara River and walked into the pedestrian part of ...
... 18th century, tourism became popular, and by mid-century, it was the area's main industry. Napoleon Bonaparte's brother Jérôme visited with his bride in the early 19th century. In 1837 during the Caroline affair a rebel supply ship, the Caroline, was burned and sent over the falls. In March 1848, ice blockage caused the falls to stop; no water (or at best a trickle) fell for as much as 40 hours. Waterwheels stopped, mills and factories simply shut down for having no ...
... thousands of stones in their fields (deposited by a glacier long ago and then smoothed by the tides of an ancient Lake Erie). This not only gave them free building material, it got the stones out of their field so they could plant crops.
The only real city we encountered on this leg of the trip was Buffalo. My image of Buffalo before this trip was formed only by what I'd seen on Monday Night Football telecasts - people using snow-blowers to clear their sidewalks of ...
... 3 parties waiting for a table.
We ordered an assortment of breakfast items, and ate almost all of them. Delicious food! At one point, the waitress knocked Dan's coffee cup on the floor. Almost immediately three staff members were on the spot, wiping up the coffee, mopping the floor, putting up a caution sign and replaced the coffee. We were all impressed. Nice place!
Next stop was the Erie ...
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