Travelodge At The Falls
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... area reminded me of the Hawkesbury/Gosford area, with water and houses (some quite big) on the hills overlooking the river. A few boatyards and marinas, jettys. Some barges.There was a man sitting in front who had an accent like "Turtleman" . I thought that was only for TV! I imagine he might have come from one of the more southern states. Reached Albany by 10.05, the largest city so far since leaving the NY area. At this point ...
... the vicious winds but we got there safely by 6am. Our plane was leaving for Buffalo at 7:10am and apparently on time so we waited and we waited and we waited, they were cancelling hundreds of flights around us but not ours so we thought everything would be ok - third mistake! At 10am they said that we will be boarding at 10:30 - at least we had our new friends to talk to and that helped the time go a little faster. They own a pub in Canberra (In Belconnen) ...
... in Niagara and had lunch in a very touristy food market. Took the Maid of the Mist to see the falls. Got thoroughly soaked. Visited the Behind the Falls exhibition, which wasn't all that great but just about worth the $20 admission. Only two small tunnel entrances out behind the falls, through which you can see water rushing by ...
... we were quite drenched by the time we returned even with protective wear. It was a beautiful sight and a mighty powerful water supply that provides a 5th of the world's fresh water supply and 9/10ths of North Americas.
On our return we met up with our friend Jan Pearson. So lovely to catch up with her on her home territory rather than usually at Allan's mums farm in Wingham NSW. We had a meal in the hotels restaurant and shared lots of travel ...
... way. The whole area is steeped in history having been fought over during the 1812 war with the United States, and we see the Fort George Barracks where the British Army were based at that time, their forces bolstered by the Native Americans to keep the US out of Canada. An enormous Union Jack still flies above it.
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It was very close to everything great it you had children it was ok for a nite
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