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Sep 16, 2012 - Niagara Falls (Canada)

Day 35, September 16, 2012 ( 6 photos) Sunday (16th) crossed the border again; long line but no problems. If you can only do one side of Niagara Falls, do the Canadian Side. The US has its own falls (American Falls). The Canadians share the Horseshoe Falls with the US, but they have a much better view. Parked the rig ($20) and walked the promenade along the Great Gorge from above the Horseshoe Falls to well below the American falls, and return. Also visited the Floral Show house. Left town mid-afternoon on freeway amidst Sunday afternoon...

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Atlantic Canada

Aug 19, 2011 - The Journey Starts at Home

Well it is Friday, the day before I take off. The nerves are starting to set in just a little bit but it is mostly excietmenet. I just want to make it through the flights and than to Tasikoki. I still have a hard time beleiving that I am actually doing this. It is truly a dream come ture. This is something I have said I would do since I was a little girl but never actually thought I would be able to. But here I am at 23 getting ready for the trip of a lifetime. I want to send out a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported me...

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May 13, 2009 - Flint, MI - The Sloan Museum and Buick Gallery

(Ron Writing) This morning we left Lansing heading north on I-90 and then US-127 to M-21 east. M-21 took us through several small towns and beautiful countryside on a good asphalt two-lane highway to Flint, MI. Now we're getting into the heart of America’s car industry. Our destination in Flint was the Sloan Museum and Buick Gallery. This museum is rated a gem by AAA but that might have been a stretch. The Sloan Museum had a large interactive “discovery center” for children to explore and it looked like the kids were really enjoying...

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Sep 10, 2006 - Waterloo to Flint Michigan

On the road again heading home. Stopped at the Oil Museum outside of Sarnia. If you are interested in where the oil industry in North America started, this is a must see. Amazing technology back then. Three of the units got through the border o.k. but they locked it down before Britt and Ken got through. Guns drawn, the u.s. border guys hauled away 3 guys in handcuffs. That slowed Britt and Ken down for a half hour but we all met up at the Pine Ridge RV campground at Birch Run Michigan. Great rv park and busy. The antique car show weekend...

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BHIMI Tours

Sep 9, 2006 - 9-9-06

9-9-06 The morning started bright and crisp with a mild wind making the 50 degrees outside seem cooler. But after an afternoon of rain and clouds, this was a welcomed relieve. We packed up camp and headed north to Castle Rock, a pillar of rock near the shore, with a breath taking view. It was a good hike up steep stairs to reach the top of the pillar and the couple ahead of us rested on the first level area to catch their breath. "It's enough to make you quit smoking" I said when I passed them. "That's for sure" responded the man between...

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Aug 13, 2006 - Frankenmuth, Michigan

***No Pictures This Entry*** Sunday, August 13, the group drove to Frankenmuth, Michigan. It was about a three and a half hour drive. We arrived at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park by mid-afternoon. I might mention that when we have a group moving day, we don't all drive together. We can start out any time we want to, but it is suggested that we don't arrive before 1:00 pm, but do arrive before 4:00 pm. On this moving day we were even given two possible routes, one via freeways and another more scenic route, but an hour longer. A couple of the...

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Aug 8, 2005 - Flint, MI

Every city has a story and in some respects Flint, MI is no different: a working-class city whose economy is inextricably linked to a single, dominating industry and/or company (in this case, the auto industry and General Motors). When the company prospers, so does the city, but when the company falters, the city suffers. As we learned at the phenomenal Alfred P. Sloane museum in Flint, the city is so much more than just a mirror of GM. It struck us as an archetype of the rise and fall (and rise again?) of the American industrial city....

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Sep 19, 2003 - Visiting with family and friends.

Visiting family and friends. We had a real good trip from CT through PA, OH and into MI. We are here to see Carol’s family and some old friends and to say goodbye for a while. More than once over the last several days we have pinched ourselves. It seems like it’s taken forever to get this trip started, but we’re excited and are looking forward to it very much. We know that pretty soon we will need to find work for one or both of us to stay on the road, but we are confident that it won’t be too much trouble. We stayed near Mom and Dad in...

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