Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

Wet roads & a slight drizzle all day today...

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Sometimes a girl has to be careful what she wishes for! Woke up Saturday morning to rain & it continued all day Sunday. So Larry was outside breaking camp in a slight drizzle which is never fun. And we tried stalling a bit to see if it would break for just a couple of minutes (it didn't), so we departed at 11am, as usual.

Our trip was 197 miles today & we arrived in Niagara Falls about 4:30pm. It rained hard enough to use our wipers the entire time. Makes for a long tiring trip for him. I was glad when we arrived. We purchased diesel fuel for $2.73 along the way which is the best price we've seen for sometime. At the Seneca Hawk, we believe an Indian reservation.

We also encountered a large flashing sign that indicated heavy stadium traffic, detour ahead if you like. We didn't see much traffic so we stayed the course. So imagine our surprise when we finally saw the stadium a bit further with many lights lit & vehicles parked on every square inch of grass & road. Turns out the Buffalo Bills were having a home game! must have been nearly over, as folks were beginning to stream from their seats. Another hour later & we would have been in some kind of mess! We skidaddled out of there quick as a bunny!

Our GPS system has been an absolute godsend in this part of the country. There are small country roads heading every which way. Today we encountered one that had SIX roads coming together! It has saved our bacon several times recently. I hate to admit it because she & I have this ongoing argument going. I argue with her half the time! Larry says there's not enough room for 2 women in his truck! We are staying at the Niagara Campground, a Passport America member, for $17.50 a night. Not bad, 23 miles from the falls & out of all the traffic. And we would have had a heck of a time finding it without her assistance.

We plan to visit the falls from the U.S. side tomorrow & will be taking a tour Tuesday from the Canadian side. The owner's daughter arranges tours & there are already 6 from the park going. It includes pick-up & drop-off from here. We leave at 2pm & arrive back at 8:30. Advertised as "see more in these 5 hours than you can on your own in days". Includes a ride on the Maid of the Mist Boat, all admission fees, tolls & parking. "Sit back & leave the driving to us". Larry is happy about that! Hope I can take some nice pics. I have waited many years to see these falls. Can't wait!

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