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Jul 1, 2011 - Big traffic jams

It was Canada Day, July 1, when we left Barrie headed for the USA. It was also Friday, which meant that Independence Day would be Monday, and a whole lot of people were getting a long weekend. We wanted to make an early start, in the hope of missing some of the traffic. Helen and Godiva were at Jon's house when I arrived at 8:00, and his mom Leslie came to say goodbye too. I tried calling Telus to set up my roaming for the US, but was greeted by a recording telling me that they didn't work on Canada Day. We got going by 9:00, and noted that...

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May 21, 2011 - Day of the Dog

Today was one of the prettiest spring days we have enjoyed this year. I woke up to blue skies and sunshine and the day just got warmer from there. It was just gorgeous. -- We went to the local WalMart first thing before the Saturday crowds. It was interesting shopping at a Canadian WalMart. Most things were the same, but there were some different ones like cookies, crackers, breads, and cheeses. The brand name was Nabisco, but they were items I had never seen in the states. Regular sliced cheese is twice as expensive here but you can buy...

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May 20, 2011 - Touring Niagara Falls

Well, after sitting with my knees up on a pillow for days, today was finally the day we got to play tourists at Niagara Falls. I felt really good and strong this morning when we headed out early to the downtown area. We had not explored the part of town where all of the tourist activities are located and we were both totally flabbergasted when we turned a corner and saw everything lining the streets. I thought the arcades, fast food places and bowling alleys were awful, but they don't compare to the over-abundance of tourist traps located...

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May 18, 2011 - Anniversary #4

Today is the fourth anniversary of the day John and I met in Tahoe. John says he can't believe he has put up with me for four years but he's never had so much fun before. Hmmm. Not exactly sure what that all means but I do know, speaking for me, I've never been happier. We certainly have had a lot of adventures in the past four years together. -- To celebrate, we went out for an early dinner to Red Lobster. It was an easy walk into the restaurant and their commercials look fabulous. Our waitress, Janet, was so friendly and efficient and the...

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May 17, 2011 - Loonies and Toonies

John went to get a newspaper this morning, but needed loonies and/or toonies - the Canadian coins -to work the paper machine. Later, he stopped by the office and bought $10 worth so we can have a paper every morning. The temperature on the tv says it is 6 degrees, the posted speed limit is 60 through town, and gas is $1.35. Translation: The temp is 44, speed limit is 35, and gas is actually $5.50 a gallon. We are in Canadaand they are on the metric system. -- We took a brief drive "downtown", where all the commercialization of Niagara Falls...

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May 16, 2011 - Another Battle at the Border

This morning was overcast and drizzly- go figure - but it was not raining hard and there was no thunder, so we decided to head out. We were anxious to get to Niagara Falls, our destination, about 186 miles of travel. -- Once again, we chose to travel on one of the "blue roads" which ran parallel to the interstate, winding through the beautiful countryside and through little towns on the coastline. One of the weird things here in this part of Ohio is that the homes in the little towns sit at an angle on the lots so that they all face to the...

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Sep 20, 2009 - Niagara Falls

September 20, 2009 We were off and running first thing Sunday morning, we hopped the shuttle to the falls and got our first drenching by 10 a.m. It is impossible to describe the sound and volume of the water going over the falls. Actually, 3 falls, American, Bridle and Horseshoe falls. Just walking into the entrance to Horseshoe Falls had us soaked. They should have handed out raincoats when we bought our tickets. We got our next drenching in the movie “Making of the Falls”. Very much like a Disney attraction. That was our first rain coat....

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Jul 26, 2008 - Canada - Niagara

I have no excuses about why it’s taken so long to post new entries; other than the fact that you know, we’re on the road, travelling and having fun!! It can actually be hard work writing a journal entry at the end of each day…sightseeing can really take it out of you…you know like today…when we went shopping….and went to see Niagara Falls. We hopped on the ‘Maid of the Mist’ boat and it took us right into the middle of the Canadian Horseshoe Waterfalls. The sound from the waterfall was deafening and the spray from the water drenched us. We...

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The Arnash Adventure

Jun 21, 2008 - Niagara Falls

Well as most of you know, we loved it here...we stayed here 8 days longer than we booked!! The first 3 days were very busy here, we: - Went on 'The Maid of the Mist' boat which takes you into the mist of the horse shoe falls -we got completly drenched!! But it was really cool!! Went to 'The Journey Behind the Falls' which takes you underground and you see the Falls from behind (hence the name!!) Went to a Butterfly Conservatory, which was awesome, even though we were screaming everytime a butterfly landed on us!!! Did the 'White Water Walk'...

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Dec 18, 2007 - Canada the cold

Well, what a ball we have had tumbling around in the snow. After seeing snow on the first day (Friday), we are still amazed at how beautiful and fluffy it is. On Saturday, we woke up to light snow and headed out for some fun (in about 10 layers of clothes each). Our first stop was the mecca of all mountain design shops:it was gigantic! Mountain Equipment Co op had outdoor gear for every snow and adventure sport you could imagine and it was the size of a Bunnings warehous, except two storeys! For this visit, we settled for some gloves, ear...

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Jul 27, 2007 - Niagara, 4 Versions

There are many Niagara Falls... Not only is there the geological phenomenon of the spectacular cataracts themselves(1), but there is also Niagara Falls, a town on the US side of the border(2), and Niagara Falls, a town on the Canadian side of the border(3). Some thirteen years ago, I visited the falls from the US side; this time, with Olive, we came at it from the Canadian side. The Falls are a must and indeed breathtaking. However the downtown area of Niagara Falls town (Canada) is a brash, honky-tonk place that is worse than Las Vegas for...

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