Friday, May 26, 2006

Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario

I guess it has been a few days since I blogged. Since then, we passed through the Erie region of Pennsylavia and northwestern New York on our way to Ontario. We took today (Friday) off for rest. We expect to ride straight through for the final 650 miles over 5 or 6 days.

We stopped an did some touristy things over the past few days -- making the trip fun again. Stopping to talk to the locals makes a world of difference.

Some advice. If you have not yet visited the falls, and plan to, don't stay long. You can fully experience the falls in only a few hours, there is nothing else to do here, and it costs a fortune to stay. $3 can of soda. $50 entrees in bad restaurants. %7 surcharge on everything for currency conversion and/or GST. Oh, and the falling US dollar against the rising Canadian dollar is not helping either.

That said, the falls are impressive. It's worth a visit if you are nearby...

Photo Journal

A Pennsylvania vineyard, Lakefront at Dunkirk, NY, A bicycle museum near Buffalo, and Niagra Falls Ontario.
Photo Journal

Video Journal

Behind the falls
Beside the falls
Below the falls

Ride Summary

Wednesday: 105 Miles from Astubabula, through Pennsyvania, to Dunkirk, NY
Thursday: 81 Miles from Dunkirk to Ontario, Canada
Friday: Rest day in Niagra

Miles this year: 5105


At 7:03 PM, Blogger Jean said...

"You can fully experience the falls in only a few hours" ... What? Haunted houses, wax museums and tacky freak shows don't appeal? The Canadian side offers at least 6 hours worth of that stuff.

Did you do Maid of the Mist?

5 to 6 days to get home, eh? I guess you're ready to enjoy the trip now. ;-)

At 6:15 PM, Blogger Jim said...

We passed on the Maid. I watched it take a few groups out and decided that it did not get close enough to the falls to be worth the time. We got closer by using the tunnels under the falls...


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