Tuesday, June 30, 2009

water, water everywhere*

Today started with a ferry ride across Lake Champlain. For the first time in days, we were treated to sunshine (sorry, friends...) which made the ride extra special. We crossed northern NY for most of the day, landing in Niagra Falls at about 6 PM. The town of Niagra Falls is, well, trashy. It looks like a run down industrial town that has no industry left. Niagra Falls State Park, however, is delightful: clean, easily accessible, and FREE! We walked around for about an hour and got some fun pics (those will be uploaded when I'm not typing at the dinner table in Erie, PA waiting for my pizza to arrive). (Which is just did.) The Falls themselves are quite amazing-- all they were cracked up to be. Ironicly, the American side is not as built up and touristy as the Canadian side. As we headed out of NY, we drove through scattered showers and were followed by some pretty cool rainbows.

So now we're eating (well, almost) and headed for Cleveland where Tom has another light on for us. Tomorrow is Road Warrior day: the hope is to go through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and into Minnesota. I-90 to I-94. Hey, ho, let's go!

Lots of love goes home to all you. We hope the sun comes out tomorrow!!!

*today's prize is a 4x6 of Niagra Falls if you comment to me with the reference. C'mon, people, I need some serious comment love!

5 comments:

Katie said...

Your reference comes from Samuel Taylor Coleridge's
"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"....But is this the one you intended? Let me know!

Good luck tomorrow on your Road Warrier day. Travel safe!

Wendy said...

Dang. I knew that one, but Katie beat me to it. And the one time my English degree would've come in handy ....

Sounds like quite an adventure. I hope you don't meet up with any animal hide-wearing feral kids on your "Road Warrior"ing ;).

Weather Boy said...

You're all winners here! My dad used to recite that poem (among many others) so the lines echo in my memory.

more tonight, I'm sure...

BB said...

Tell Boy & Girly their cousins are waiting with all the patience they can muster for games of chess, baseball, and staging plays (Girly should brush up on her Shakespearean heroines - she's their only actress). Keep your appetite for waterfalls - Yellowstone has some beauties!

hoyden said...

Just don't let yourself be the one who is stopped by the Mariner, or you'll never make the party.