I am a bit behind. We had so much fun on our getaway that I didn't even feel like spending much time on the computer in the evenings. And in the car, that just wasn't possible. We got home to our whirlwind life Monday night then I had a workshop all day yesterday. Thus the posting delays...
So, where was I? Oh yes, August 2. My birthday.
spending the night in Perrysburg, Ohio, we continued our road trip
through Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. That was definitely my first
time in Pennsylvania and New York and possibly even Ohio.
Once we reached Buffalo, we drove over the Peace Bridge and made our way
I was a little nervous crossing the
border. I had heard stories of the border patrol turning people away,
not having the right documentation, etc. And waiting in the line made me
more nervous as we saw cars getting moved to the side. However, it
wasn't that bad. We showed our passports, answered a few questions, and
had to explain the car (a rental); apparently some people take cars to
Canada to sell for parts. Finally we were given the all clear (very
disappointed to not get a stamp in my passport though!) to enter.
We drove along the Niagara River to Niagara. Here is a shot of the river from my car window.
really enjoyed taking this "scenic" route to Niagara. We had a chance
to see some houses along the way, especially since I made the hubby
drive UNDER the speed limit. :)
When we finally arrived
in Niagara, we had to drive right by the Falls on our way to our bed
and breakfast. This was my first glance at them (from the car)...
Here is a picture of our room at the
bed and breakfast. When we were searching for rooms to stay, I had a
bit of a sticker shock over the hotel costs there. So we started
looking at bed and breakfasts. A little cheaper and a little more off
the beaten bath which we loved. And most included FREE parking and of
course, breakfast. Honestly, I would have a hard time staying in some
of the hotels in Niagara, especially the ones on Clifton Hill. It was a
HIGH tourist area and just too much for us...kind of like a Branson on
steroids. Very commercial and about as unnatural as the Falls are
natural. We had originally booked one room but due to a reservation mix
up, we ended up getting a 2 room suite on the top floor. It was
beautiful there with plenty of room other than the bathroom which had
LOW ceilings. Even I had to duck. :)
We went to a restaurant called
Skylon Tower. The restaurant floor was a revolving floor. In one hour,
it revolves 360 degrees, so we were able to get a panoramic view of the
It was a really long day but memorable...a wonderful way to spend a birthday!
More to come,