Niagara Falls

Trip Start Jul 16, 2010
Trip End Aug 15, 2010

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Friday, August 13, 2010

(Jana): Well, it's boring Jana writing. We're at a Bob Evans restaurant right now with Wi-Fi so I need to be quick on the blog.

We made an unexpected stop this morning to watch a couple ships navigate part of the St. Lawrence Seaway.  Kevin and the kids went to the locks and watched as the ships went through.  It was apparently awesome!

We spent the rest of the day touring Niagara Falls from both the Canadian side and American side.  The view definitely is the best from the Canadian side.  We went on a boat ride called the Maid of the Mist which takes you to the bottom of the Falls.  Everyone wears a blue poncho that they provide and there's a reason why.  It felt like we were in a hurricane when we entered the middle of the horseshoe.  It was an awesome perspective of the Falls.

We did a lot of walking today and last night so we were pretty beat by the end of the day.  We had planned on staying at the Falls only until noon today, but it was after 5:00 before we left.  Took longer to see both sides than we thought.  So Tom and I went into a few more shops and Darren and Kevin headed back to get the RV and pick us up.  Kevin and Darren had an "incident" on their way to pick us up.  The RV was parked along a curb with tour buses in front and behind.  As he pulled out of the space turning to miss the tour bus in front, the rear of the RV swung over the curb and caught the bottom of a street sign, pulling apart the back of the RV.  They picked up the pieces, strapped it together, and came to pick us up.  Will have to fix it when we get home.

It has been a fabulous trip!  See you soon!

(Kevin)  We got a late start from Niagara Falls since we spent most of the day sightseeing.  We got on the road at about 8:15pm and headed towards Cooperstown.  We stopped at a Wal-Mart at 11:20pm for a little shuteye.  We will have a 45 minute ride in the morning to get to the MLB Hall of Fame.

213 miles, avg. speed 48.9 mph, travel time 4:21, total miles for trip 8,165
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The Branch family on

We have so enjoyed reading about all your adventures all summer!!! What a memory filled vacation of a lifetime! Don't worry about the RV, Kevin. Things like that always seem to happen toward the end of a trip -- just ask David sometime about our RV rental experience and the last night when he went out to pick up a pizza with my uncle....that telephone pole just seemed to jump out of nowhere! Can't wait to see you all when you get back.

Alan on

Two words: Duct Tape.

Uncle Harry on

Kevin, don't let that little dent bother you. You have so much to be thankful for and they make those junky things every day. Next trip you shuld have a brand new one anyway. Like so many of us, thank you kids for sharring your trip with us. It has been so much fun following you and we are not nearly as tired as you. In a week or so, you could have a cook out for all your fans. UH

spelkey on

Yes, thank you for sharing your trip with us! I feel like I was right along with you. Your family had the most amazing adventure this summer - and will have memories for a lifetime! Hope you have safe travels back home; and I'll see you all soon :)

Pauline Dickey on

I just wish that I could have read this as it was occuring. We do not have internet on our island. Thank you so much for sharing your trip with all of us. What a great time you must have had. I know I did when I did it.

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