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... to McLaughlin Marg's place) we ended up in the highway back to Toronto. Petrol is now low quarter of a tank and we are near the turn off to Niagara-on-the-Lake so we turn off there to the Petrol Station and guess what the computer is down and we can't get petrol till he reboots.
Meltdown! Meltdown! To get our sanity Richard drove next door to Tim Horton's to try one of Linda and Bob's favorite cream donuts. No my cup of tea but it passed the ...
... basically duplication of activites on the Canadian and USA side of the border (middle of the river).
We hit the tour desk in the lobby and arranged a toru the following day which took us to Journey behind the falls, the Skylon Tower raising 775 feet above the falls, the Butterfly Conservatory, The Whirpool Aero car and finally back to do the Maid of the Mist boat ride under the falls.
Post dinner at the Terrapin Grill a long walk was in order so off we ...
... river from above. You truly have to respect the power of the water. Needless to say I got soaked. I was asking a lot of the poncho to keep me dry through that !
I got back to the dock, both wet and extremely cold. I thought about giving up and heading back to the hotel and some warmth but took a concrete pill and hardened the f@#k up instead.
I decided lunch would be a good option but unfortunately the food in the cafe was junk so I just starved ...
... battle took place. At the top of this small hill is the Brock Monument. Brock was the British General who died leading his forces to victory. Again, he is one of the most famous historic Canadians, but I have to say before this trip I had never heard of him – and I really like military history. American learning of the War of 1812 is only about 1) USS Constitution, 2) Star Spangled Banner, 3) Burning of Washington, 4) Battle of New Orleans. But right as we got to the top we got a ...
... br> paperwork. We come back to this later!
At last, Niagara! What a beautiful site/sight – there are two falls, the American Falls and the more spectacular Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of the border. Driving in, we passed the locks on the Niagara River and the Pumping Station fed by it. Later on we saw the electricity generating plants further up the river – one American on their ...
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