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Aug 1, 2013 - First update to friends and family

Well, this is my first time making an entry...so hope all works as planned. Glenn and I drove through NY state on 7/30 and 7/31. Beautiful weather and scenery. We passed through one rural area after another, with an occasional city on the horizon. Spent our first night at Villages at Turning Stone RV & Casino. Spent a few bucks at the slots and then off to Niagara Falls. Weather questionable for today, so we went on a guided tour last night from 5:30 to 10:30. Had a wonderful time and learned a great deal about the area that we never would...

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Jul 29, 2013 - New York / Niagara Falls

We arrived in New Jersey to cooler temps. It was wonderful to actually wear a sweatshirt! We just relaxed for a few days because Kathie was not feeling well. Then we took a day and rode the train into Penn Station. (Manhattan) We thought a Saturday would be the best day to visit. Boy were we mistaken. The train was crowded, the station was crowded, the subways were crowded. We went to visit the 911 memorial. It was nice but a very long and crowded tour. Then we took a boat ride over to Liberty Island. Again, very very crowded. The tour cost...

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2013 Motorhome trip

Jul 18, 2013 - Batter Up!!!

Today was a travel day, leaving Niagara and landing in Pulaski. As most of you are aware, Bob, at a point in his life when he was quite young, played professional baseball. One of the cities he played in was Newark, NY. Since this city was sort of on our way to Ottawa, we made a short detour so Bob could reminisce. The attached pictures are of the ball park he played in. There was a nice man who let him into the locker room he used to use. Bob was happy to see although it has been expanded, it was exactly as he had remembered it. Including...

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UP, UP and AWAY!

Jul 17, 2013 - Niagara Falls

We spent the last two days at Niagara Falls. Absolutely beautiful! Today we boarded the Maid of the Mist, put on our blue ponchos and braved the falls. The boat makes a round-trip into the frothing waters beneath the American Falls(US side) and Horseshoe Falls (Canadian side). Niagara Falls is America's oldest state park. 3,160 tons of water flows over the Falls every second. That's 75,750 gallons of water per second over the American and Bridal Veil Falls and 681,750 gallons per second over the Horseshoe Falls. The water falls at 32 feet...

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UP, UP and AWAY!

Jun 12, 2013 - Playing Tourist at Niagara Falls

A Niagara falls and Buffalo Military Park and Museum tourist day! See photos. We also enjoyed a late lunch/early dinner at the least odd-looking restaurant in town, the Town Café in Grand Island. WOW, what a great surprise! We had the soup and salad bar, along with amazingly tasty and huge servings of haddock and potatoes!

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Jun 11, 2013 - To Niagara Falls, NY, and some sightseeing in store!

Today's short 2 hour drive turned into something just over 3 hours because we were trying to avoid some of the toll roads. It was beautiful as we left Westfield and drove through the small townships with their old buildings and quaint, small town looks...a delightful decision, to that point. We realized too late that we should have moved over to the toll road as we got close to Buffalo. The first indicator was when we found ourselves on a small town road with only 2 inches in height to spare to get under a railroad underpass. Ooops...got...

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Dec 27, 2012 - Niagara Falls

A much needed sleep in today, after such a big day yesterday. We did not manage to leave our hotel until after 12 midday. Today was all about seeing Niagara Falls, from the Canadian side, which was what everyone we spoke to, and everything we read, suggested. We set off in the snow, to cross the Canadian border on foot. It was about a 10 minute walk. We went through customs, and walked along the pathway to see the falls. The Canadian horseshoe fall was really quite magnificent, and very interesting to see. We were all very cold though, and...

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Dec 26, 2012 - It's A Doggy Dog World

Before we left on our trip, we decided our trip motto was going to be "It's a Doggy Dog World" (which comes from a Modern Family episode, when Gloria states "It isn't dog eat dog, why would dogs want to eat each other!) Today, we were all set to fly out of Aspen airport, to Buffalo, via Chicago. We arrived at Aspen airport at 9.30am, and were checking in electronically, when an alert came up on the screen that there were itinerary changes. An assistant from United Airlines, told us that out flight from Chicago to Buffalo was cancelled, and...

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Sep 15, 2012 - Niagara Falls (USA)

Day 34, September 15, 2012 (5 photos) Scratched another item off Sue’s “Bucket List”; visited Niagara Falls. On Saturday covered the American side. Found a campground around noon from which pick-up for an organized tour was available; took it. Rode the “Maiden of the Mist” up river to the foot of the falls. Donned ponchos and walked into the “Cave of the Winds” (actually not a cave but a close encounter with Bridal Vale Falls). Saw several other points of interest, including, in the distance, a high-wire walker on the Canadian side.

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Atlantic Canada

Sep 13, 2012 - Rough day

Today I had my first big problem with the RV. I was already to leave in the morning and turned the key and zippo. Engine didn't turn over or make the dreaded clicking... dead chassis battery sound. I tried all the usual stuff (jump-start the battery, boost from the house batteries, tested the fuses etc). I had Coach-Net (the AAA service for RVs) come out and he hit my starter solenoid with a wrench and it started. He told me not to turn it off and find a place that would repair it right away. Didn't know if it would restart if I turned it...

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Sep 12, 2012 - Niagara Falls

I arrived yesterday at the campground on Grand Island NY which is about 15 minutes from Niagara Falls. My original plan was to drive to a casino next to the falls and simply stay for free in their parking lot. They don't mind so long as you also visit the casino and leave with less money. I'm glad I decided to stay at a campground, with full hookups also. I drove my car on the same route the GPS would have taken the RV and there was a 12' overpass. My RV measures 11'-8" but who knows if the road was repaved and not remeasured, so I dodged a...

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Sep 1, 2012 - Family visits from Sept 1 - Sept 3

We stayed in the Niagara Falls Elks parking lot Friday and Saturday nights. Saturday was gruesome being parked in the lot though. Turns out all the people who live in Ontario cross the border and go to the stores in Niagara Falls to shop. Since we were in a lot where the fashion outlet mall was, we were boxed in where the motor home was parked. Some lady even hit our coach with her rear view mirror! A paint rub only, thank goodness but enough for us to move early Sunday morning to Joe's cousin's next door neighbor's driveway. Turned out...

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