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May 18, 2016 - Niagara Falls

From Niagara Falls/Grand Island KOA Wow! What a great day we had. We were picked up at 9:00 for our tour. There were 6 other people in the van with us and we had so much fun. Rita was our guide and she pointed out things along the way, told jokes and was a very good guide. She also snuck in a couple of places that weren't on the tour. We first went to the Whirlpool State Park. The water comes down the Niagara River at 30 mph and enters this pool. It's too small on the other side to get out so it creates a whirlpool. We saw Goat Island...

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May 17, 2016 - New York

From Niagara Falls/Grand Island KOA It was raining again when we left but cleared up after a couple of hours. We spent another $15 in tolls today. Someone said New York is the Empire State but they called it the toll state. He said it cost him $60 to get from Maine through New York so I guess it will cost us that much to get to Maine. This is a very nice campground but it is also very pricey. We are taking a tour of Niagara tomorrow and the bus will pick us up at the campground. It sounds like we'll have a fun day so until we meet again...

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Sep 25, 2013 - Buffalo gals weren't dancing by the light of the moon

On the road again after breakfast at the food court which included a cinnabon cinnamon roll and Starbucks coffee for Allen. Missed the road to drive closer to Lake Erie Shore but finally got off the interstate and found a way to get to the Lake at Geneva State Park. Spent some time on the shore, looking for agates but probably didn't find any - got a bag full of pretty rocks though. Had lunch in the trailer and headed back to the highway. Don't know what the toll road is going to cost us but it's going to take us right into Pennsylvania....

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Aug 23, 2012 - Niagara Falls, in all its glory!

We gave ourselves one day to explore Niagara Falls, and decided taking a tour would be the best way to hit all the highlights. We didn't have identification for the kids so we were limited to the American side, which turned out to be perfect. Visiting both sides would have been too much for one day. Our tour picked us up at the campground at 11:00, which was great because it gave us time to have a nice grilled egg & Spam breakfast. The Spam was not a big hit, but the kids were troopers and ate it anyway. George had taken a trip to Dunkin...

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Heading West

Aug 22, 2012 - New York, New York!

Another late wake up, maybe we need to start setting the alarm clock. Luckily everyone has the routine down pretty well and we were on the road by 10:50 today. At least we beat yesterday's time. Our destination today is Grand Island, New York. We stopped for lunch in Pennsylvania, so the kids could remember their time in this great state. This is where Karissa was born, but we weren't anywhere close to where they lived. Though we did talk about the time they lived in PA and tried to retrieve some of their memories. George and Lisa recalled...

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Heading West

Oct 1, 2011 - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada

The weather was still miserable this morning. We had planned to go to Ft. Niagara which is north of the falls on the U.S. side of the Niagara River where the river joins Lake Ontario. We decided a tour of the fort would not be much fun today. We chose to go back to Canada over the Lewiston bridge and drive north to Niagara-on-the-Lake. We had heard that it was a pretty drive and a pretty town. The town sits across the Niagara River from Ft. Niagara. The drive was beautiful. The parkway has a wide bike/walking path along the river. In some...

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Sep 30, 2011 - Buffalo, NY

Rain, rain, rain! We had rain all night and into this morning, so we decided we would do some driving sight-seeing. We headed down to Buffalo. We were looking for lunch and a couple of Frank Lloyd Wright (architect) houses. We drove right downtown and to the waterfront looking for a place to eat. We found a great place...Templeton Landing. The restaurant has an impressive outside entranceway complete with fountain and fireplace. The view is of the marina with boats all bobbing in the water. Lunch was very good...soup (seafood soup and...

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Sep 29, 2011 - Erie Canal

The weather has turned much cooler. And, today turned out cloudy and rainy. But, we drove on to Lockport. There we had lunch and rode on the Erie Canal tour boat. Lunch was at Molinaro's, a family owned Italian place with a great bakery. The boat ride was not crowded, and we immediately met a couple who had been in our home town on vacation last week and are the way back to their home in....North Carolina. The cruise took us through two of the locks on the canal. The rain held off until we were through the locks. The rain even held off...

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Sep 28, 2011 - Niagara Falls - U.S. and Canada

This morning was bright, sunny, and not too hot. We headed to Niagara Falls to ride the Maid of the Mist boat to Horseshoe Falls (Canadian Falls). Everyone gets a blue poncho to wear. The boats leave the dock about every half hour on the U.S. side. The Canadian side has a dock with the Maid boats leaving there. We were amazed at how many people were there to ride the boats. We left the U.S. dock and rode by the American Falls. The spray was amazing. It was like we were in a rainstorm. The boat road up to Horseshoe Falls and steadied itself...

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NewEngland2011

Sep 27, 2011 - To Niagara Falls

We had only a little over 100 miles to travel today. We chose to drive the state roads as far as we could. Then, we took the NY turnpike (I90) to I290 and I190. We have found that the state roads are often much better than the interstates and turnpikes. We went through lots of small towns, and we saw two more of the finger lakes from the northern end. The countryside was beautiful with lots of farms and fields. While dairy cows and horses are in the majority, we also saw goats and sheep. The fields were mostly corn and hay, but we also saw...

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Sep 25, 2010 - Chapter 12 Campout Branches of Niagara-Saturday

The wind blew all night but the temperature stayed up in the 70's so we had the windows open. The wind blew hard all night and blew my glasses on to the floor. When I got up to close the roof vent I of course stepped on them and bent them. This morning I was able to bend them back and they are working just fine. One of our club members in an optician and he said I did a good job. After a great breakfast we headed over to the zip-line to watch Alexus ride it. She had a great time and even inspired one of the 70+ members to take two rides,...

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Summer 2010

Sep 24, 2010 - Chapter 12 Campout Branches of Niagara

Well here we are at the Branches of Niagara. This is a new camp ground that has only been here for a year. It is a nice park but the spots are a little short where we are. We have 6 units here in all. We picked up Alexus from school at 1:30 today, Bonnie had to answer a few questions about the MH in the office. Then headed up here and we arrived here about 2:30. The rest had gotten here shortly before us. We got together for snacks and talk about 3. Then off to the Riverstone Grill for a fishfry. Its been really windy here today. We got a...

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Summer 2010

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