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Aug 30, 2017 - Last day in Niagara

Breakfast in hotel dining room and left bags at hotel reception. Called Greyhound to book an evening bus from Niagara Ontario to Buffalo bus station and from there I would have to make it to the Buffalo Depew AMTRAK station (quite separate and quite a distance from the Buffalo bus station. Caught the WEGO bus to the Visitor Centre and walked along the path beside the falls to the Hornblower terminal. Donned another ponch and boarded the Hornblower boat for the half hour trip to the Falls. Travelled past the American Falls and into a cloud...

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Eclipse Chasing 2017

Aug 29, 2017 - Exploring Niagara

Ate half of last night's pizza for breakfast and bought a Niagara Adventure Pass (includes 4 attractions and free bus). Walked to the nearby WEGO bus stop and caught the bus to the Table Rock bus Terminal and Visitor Centre. The Adventure Pass includes IMAX, Hornblower Cruise, White Water Walk and Behind the Falls. First went to Behind the Falls, a decent by elevator to about 125 feet then a series of tunnels behnd Horseshoe Falls. One tunnel leads outside to a viewing platform right next to a torrent of water coming down from above. The...

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Eclipse Chasing 2017

Aug 28, 2017 - On to Niagara

Breakfast at the B&B then dropped off at Lancaster Station by Denise (B&B owner) with some extra snacks provided by Denise. Uneventful trip from Lancaster to New York waited a couple of hours then boarded AMTRAK train about 1pm for 9 hour journey to Niagara. Once out of the city the first several hours of the journey followed the shores of a lake/estuary with interesting bridges, magnificent houses on the opposite shore, marinas, ships and lush forests and grassland, and passed through many small rural towns. The landscape finally gave way...

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Eclipse Chasing 2017

Aug 24, 2017 - O Canada, eh?

The pups first trip outside the U.S.A. The place of the oldest known photograph of Canada. "The prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the world", according to Winston Churchill in 1943. The largest crossing point of the Underground Railroad (where slaves fled from the U.S.). The first major hydroelectric power plant in the world thanks to Nikola Tesla. Where am I? Niagara Falls, of course. Stunning. Amazing. Breathtaking. Misty. How do you appropriately describe one of the seven natural wonders of the world? The massive waterfalls must be...

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Gypsy Journey

Jun 22, 2017 - Definitely had us an Adventure!

WE'RE HERE ... OUR GOAL DESTINATION!! Soooo our day began with excitement .. we started out early having decided to take the advice of many and travel to the Canadian side rather than the American side of the falls via the Peace Bridge. It really wasn't a bad drive and the sections that ran along Lake Erie were actually very scenic. Coming into Buffalo we were surprised at all the industry .. not clean industry either. Looking to one side (I guess the West) driving over the Peace Bridge was Lake Erie and windmills, very pretty. Looking to...

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Jun 21, 2017 - Feel the Mist

Niagara Falls, ON Niagara Falls, Ontario, is a Canadian city at the famous waterfalls of the same name, linked with the U.S. by the Rainbow Bridge. The Falls were our goal for the day. First we had to pass through the gauntlet of other attractions trying to distract us: Clifton Hill Skywheel, Dinosaur Adventure Golf, House of Frankenstein, Guinness World Records Museum to name a few. Our hotel is well located so that we were able to easily walk to the parks and falls. Parking is terribly expensive. From largest to smallest, the 3 waterfalls...

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Jun 20, 2017 - There's always room for Jello

Niagara Falls, ON In 1897, Pearle Wait, a carpenter in LeRoy, was putting up a cough remedy and laxative tea in his home. He experimented with gelatine and came up with a fruit flavored dessert which his wife, May, named Jell-O. He tried to market his product but he lacked the capital and the experience. He sold the trademark for $450. The Jell-O brand was purchased by numerous companies during the course of the last century. The final sale for $66 million was to Kraft. We accumulated numerous facts about Jell-O: during WWII Jell-O was...

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Jan 10, 2017 - Niagara Falls

Light snow was falling first thing and we headed back to the casino at 9am as they also offered a reduced price breakfast to members, which we are. Even that early in the day a sprinkling of people were there playing on the slot machines, really sad. After breakfast we went back to the hotel, packed our suitcases & checked out at 12.30. Our train taking us on to Chicago wasn't due until midnight from the train station in Buffalo about twenty miles away across the border in the USA. The hotel let us leave the cases in their store so we...

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Jan 9, 2017 - Off To Niagara Falls

Second Leg – New York to Niagara Falls, Canada Up at 5am to catch the 7.15am train to Niagara Falls. The Niagara river acts as the border between the USA & Canada so the city of Niagara Falls itself has an American side & a Canadian side. The best views of the Falls themselves are considered to be on the Canadian side so we will be getting off at the Canadian Amtrak station & staying for one night in Canada. The train stops at the station just over the border to clear immigration & customs before travelling on to Toronto. Still bitterly...

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Sep 26, 2016 - Waterfalls

Today we went to Niagara Falls. We went over to Canada and the view was much better. Canada was definitely a lot less tacky too. It was a strange way of passing through a country- we had to pay 50 cents each and got asked questions by a customs officer. We saw black squirrels and a marmot. The Leckworth State Park was pretty and the Autumn colours were starting. See everyone soon. Love Theo.

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Our Year Out

Aug 13, 2016 - A Tourist in Niagara Falls

This morning we had a special visit from my niece Sarah ( brother Rick's daughter) her husband and 5 children. I also got a baby fix from my 5 month old niece who was born 2 month's pre mature and doing wonderful. We then went off to the Fall's to be tourist's. So many people . We opted out to go on the boat as it was a 4 hr wait in 35 degree humidity. We will have to come back another time. We then took a drive along a road towards Niagara on the lake, and through some vineyards. Stopped and bought some fresh fruit and veggies and enjoyed...

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Aug 12, 2016 - Made it to Ontario

It s with great sadness that we have lost a very close family friend to Cancer. We only just had him over the weekend before we left. So very unexpected. We will miss you terribly Otto. You were diagnosed a couple of months ago, and that was what inspired us to do this trip . Life is way too short! Barb and Stephane, and Haley , our thoughts and prayers go out to you . Today we made it to Niagara Falls, a very hard and emotional day as we drove along the hyway. Staying a couple of days to re group.

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