We had good intentions to leave really early. Didn’t happen. We pulled out of the Less-than-Best-Western at 8:15, after sending the manager scurrying down the hallway talking into his walkie-talkie. It might have had something to do with this conversation:
Me (in lobby to Manager): Hi. I’m all checked out. Thought you would want to know that in the ladies room, there are no paper towels, but there is a dead lizard.
Me: No paper towels, one dead lizard.
Manager: Whoa. I never go in there
Me (in my head): I sure hope not.
We spent a lot of time in the car. A lot. With two stops. First one at a rest stop with some lovely flowers.
We were very excited to get to Canada:
We were welcomed into Canada by a border official who clearly thought we were at the least highly suspect, but probably criminal masterminds. Not the jubiliant greeting we had been hoping for. Oh well. Our enthusiasm dampened not at all, we proceded to drive through countryside that looked pretty much like the US. EXCEPT, it’s in kilometers. And there are signs on the road saying if you exceed the speed limit, they might seize your car.
We had a trunk picnic in a gas-station. We split a left-over roll, some cheese, and apple and a power bar. Then back on the road for another eternity to Niagara Falls, which was completely worth it, even paying 22 Canadian to park.
I have never been to Niagara Falls, and had no idea about the RAINBOWS!!!
But the part of Niagara Falls you can’t see in a photo is the attached stomach-churning video of the water on its way over the falls:
Helen brought along a Infant of Prague that belongs to a friend. She has been taking pictures of said holy statue all over the place. Calli has turned religious:
Ann caught Helen and me trying to figure out where rainbows come from:
Calli liked the cool breeze from the falls:
The only thing less friendly than our welcome to Canada was our welcome back to the USA. Must be a contest between customs officials across the border. Who can be less affable? The car votes were split. I think it’s a tie.
Tomorrow: Niagara to NY. Rain.