Water, water everywhere...

Trip Start Jul 24, 2009
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Trip End Aug 17, 2009


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Saturday, July 25, 2009

    The car was packed, the weather was beautiful and we were officially ON THE ROAD! The 9 or 10 hours of route 90 from Boston to Irving, New York (where we camped) was positively lovely-  our music was playing, the sun was shining and we didn't hit traffic once.  Upon our arrival at the state park we couldn't contain our excitement, we jumped out of the car and began to pitch the tent.  Within moments of attaching the fly to the tent the sky opened up... in a big way.  It poured, and poured and poured some more- until the gods were satisfied with the how soggy everything had gotten (the firewood and inside of the tent included).  It turns out that the seams of Adam's tent are less than waterproof.  Armed with some duct tape and trash bags, Adam used his supreme ingenuity to save us from a super soaked first night (what a guy!)
    The next morning we were off to Niagara Falls.  Luckily we had stunning weather for the entire day.  The falls were awesome.  It's hard to put into words how impressive it is to see all that water. We spent the day meandering around the park and ended in the afternoon with a trip down the observation tower's elevator to get completely soaked by the falls.  I think that was the best park of the day (unfortunately we have no picture because Adam's camera wouldn't have survived).  After leaving the Falls we had a late lunch at Anchor Bar & Grill, the self-proclaimed creator of the Buffalo Wing.  Whether or not this is actually the case, we'll never know... but those were certainly some tasty wings! 
    Our last evening in New York was spent lounging by the campfire (that smoked and steamed all night because the wood was so wet!) and enjoying a stroll at sunset on the beach of Lake Erie (again, some pretty impressive water!).  We also met a sweet family from New Hampshire who thought we were absolutely nuts for attempting a trip such as this.  All in all New York was wonderful.  We got pretty wet, but still had a great time.  Just goes to show what good company, good music, and a few trash bags can get you through!
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