Monday June 20, 2016, Longest Day of the Year 87 degrees in New York
So we are off to Niagara Falls. Cliff went when he was about 12 years old and I was there when I was about 6. I remember a few things, but it has really changed.One of the Scary high bridges from Buffalo to Niagara Falls.Buffalo River. I know it does not look that high, but it was High!The rapids before the Falls.That boat comes from Canada, called the Hornblower Niagara Cruises. You can tell because they have on Red rain coats.Amazing!!This is the American Falls on the left and the Horseshoe falls in the distance.We walked out on the Observation Deck. It was so windy, we had to remove our hats. It was so windy, I thought it was going to blow my phone out of my hands.I remember that tower in the distance. When we came here when I was about 6 years old, we went to the Canadian side and my parents bought me wooden shoes at the base of that tower. Then we had dinner at the top in the revolving dining room. It is called Skylon Tower. We decided not to go to Canada, but we saw it.Beautiful. Very hard to describe the beauty.The Canada tour boat again.It was very windy on the observation deck, so no hats. Cute picture though. My hair is crazy wild.CanadaThe Rainbow Bridge to Canada.The Canadian Dock.There it is, the “Maid of the Mist”. Blue rain coats.You can see both the Canadian tour boat and the Maid of the Mist.Sorry, but I could not get enough of the beauty.The folks from the Maid of the Mist can walk a path closer to the falls. We were really high up on the observation deck.We got pretty close to the edge.Rapids. It was so cool.They are building a new observation area. It will really be nice when it is finished.It will be really close to the falls. It will be nice.New York uses the falls for power.Rainbow Bridge from Niagara Falls to Canada.We made it to Lake Ontario. We drove north to Youngstown, NY. Beautiful park at the waters edge.We have now been to all 5 of the Great Lakes.On a clear day, you should see Toronto. It was not a clear day, so this is all we saw.The Estates along Lake Ontario were amazing!!Back to Buffalo and the first Cabela’s store we have ever been to. Looking for telescoping fishing rods.Big Buffalo.Cool Store.Success with the fishing poles. Telescoping rods. Easy to store in the 5th wheel.
Tuesday and Wednesday were pretty much down days. We went to Walmart and hung out at the 5th Wheel. We saw a deer and have a groundhog that keeps coming out.This is the mother. There is a baby too, but I could not get his picture.The Moose Lodge has a Blue Moon special, $1.50 draft, for a limited time. So we took them up on that since we are here.
Thursday was laundry day. We found a very nice laundromat in Hamburg. The machines even take credit cards. It was busy, but we only had to spend $5.25 to do all of the laundry. Then off to the Moose Lodge for our last night. Thursday night is wing night and again $1.50 special on Blue Moon.We really enjoyed our time at the Moose Lodge 992. They were so nice to us and made us feel like family. We recommend this Lodge to anyone. They don’t have a pump out, but we stayed 7 days and did fine. They only have 110v service and water. The weather was so nice, so we did fine with just fans and leaving the windows open. It kept the refrigerator cold and that was the main thing.My new friend Jan and her husband Al. She and I got pretty good at synchronized drinking. We were watching the synchronized diving nationals and it got us inspired. We got a 9.9 and eventually a 10. Thanks Jan.Mike is the Governor. He likes to fish and might move to Alabama so he can do a lot of fishing. Erin, the bartender, is such an inspiration. Raising a daughter on her own, who is now going to college. Good for you Erin. You are the best.Mike and Andy. Andy was a blast. Hope to see you all again sometime. We had a blast in Hamburg, NY. The Moose Lodage has a car show every Friday night, called Moose Cruise. We were here for the one last weekend. It is a big attraction for this Lodge. Saturday night is the Campfire. You can see the campfire last Saturday if you check out our blog about Hamburg, NY.Cliff and Erin. Erin is going to come see us in Florida.
We had a wonderful time in Hamburg, NY. Now we are off to the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Again, we have no idea what to expect. Everyone told us it is beautiful. We can’t wait. We will miss our friends in Hamburg.