We did NOT go over the Falls in a barrel!
Trip Start Jul 13, 2013
31Trip End Aug 12, 2013
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I woke up to LOTS of bug bites. Yikes! I HATE bug bites. I am not sure where I got them but, as John will attest, I do not handle bug bites well. I truly think that I could be used as "the canary in the mines" as far as detecting any mosquitoes in the area. Bummer. After cleaning up I doused myself in Eau de Off, and am in hopes that it will take care of any more infestations today. I think the reason I got hit so many times is because our camp site is under a couple of trees.
After reconnoitering our situation as far as clean clothes was concerned, we made the decision to do laundry before we started annoying dogs and small children
Our drive took us north first through Youngstown, NY on our way to Fort Niagara State Park. The park itself is lovely…lots of big trees and incomparable views of Lake Ontario. Another side attraction to the park (not) was the HUGE population of Canada Geese. Heavens to Betsy—they were there by the hundreds. I would imagine you would REALLY have to watch were you put your feet in that area of the park!
We parked overlooking Lake Ontario and had a very nice lunch in Mufasa. The view was a million dollar one…the peanut butter sandwiches, not so much
We did a fairly quick (for us) tour of Fort Niagara. According to their brochure, “The Fort Niagara site is a major historic site—the longest continuously occupied military site in the country. It began as a French military post in the late 1600’s, and included the famous “French Castle”, the oldest building on the Great Lakes, built in 1726.
The Fort was captured by the British in 1759, and became a U.S. Army Post in 1796. Old Fort Niagara served as an active post until 1916. The area outside the historic fort, the “new” Fort Niagara, served as an Army post until the 1960’s when it became Fort Niagara State Park.”
From Fort Niagara, we headed to Niagara State Park so that we could both view the falls and take a ride on Maid of the Mist UNDER the falls. This was the first time we have ever stopped to look at the falls from the American side
We got back to our site here at the KOA about 6:45. I nuked a quick supper and after I get this posted will settle in for the evening. As I said above, the plan is to go into Canada tomorrow, probably for a couple of nights. I think John wants to come out on the Port Huron side of Michigan. At any rate, the cell phone will go off as soon as we cross the border. I am hopeful that any campground we will be in will have wifi so that I can blog. Just send us an email if you need us and we will try to get back to you. Stay tuned for more adventures!
By the way, we drove all of 38 miles today. Is that long enough to qualify for a prize Frank L.?