Monday, July 27, 2009
Niagara Falls - Second Honeymoon! And Back to Ohio.
Bryn: Good-bye to Lynn and Tim, our time together was much too short!
Westward across New York to Niagara Falls. An appropriate place to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. We donned blue plastic raincoats and climbed aboard the Maid of the Mist for an exhilarating, drenching, up-close view of the falls. We even ventured into Canadian waters, thus adding a second country to our summer road trip.
Randy: This was truly awesome, in the most literal sense of the word.
Reed: The boat took us to American and Horseshoe Falls. Everybody who went got really wet! It was a really fun day!
Bret: We had a fun time on the famous Maid of the Mist boat. In the mist, it seemed like it was raining.
Bryn: We drove southwest along the eastern edge of Lake Erie (Great Lake #2 for us), sneaked through the edge of Pennsylvania, then entered Ohio again. At a gas stop, we saw a sign for James A. Garfield National Historic Site, so we went to see it. As it was just before closing time, there was no time for a house tour, nor the junior ranger program. We were able to learn about our 20th president in the visitor center, and walk around the grounds to read wayside exhibits.
In Cleveland, we met our friends Brandon, Jeremy, Melinda, and Murray for dinner near the Ohio Canal. These are our Camp Half-Blood friends, so the boys engaged in some rousing swordplay. More fun planned for tomorrow.