Saturday, June 02, 2012

Summer time, Vacations and Fun

As a long weekend approaches northern Virginia, Sunshine and I had determined to take a little vacation from all the hustle and bustle of the area.  We made plans to travel to a far off country and see other cultures.  This past weekend that culture was Canada.  Okay Okay, I know what your thinking, that is not a far off country or an exotic culture.  That may be true, but it the country right next to Niagara Falls.  So on a coll morning, we loaded up the Lincoln with clothes luggage, snacks, and a Tom Tom, and off to Niagara Falls.  Our decision decision drive was made by comparing the air fare and airport time to driving.

We set out on Saturday Morning.  Waiting until the traffic died down really helps with the stress level associated with long weekends and Washington DC.  Our journey was through the hills of West Virginia, up to Pennsylvania, and over to New York.

 We arrive in Niagara on Saturday, and tour the American Side.  My co-pilot, Sunshine, was able to nap off and on for most part of the 7 and half hour drive.  Needless to say, she was a ball of energy when we arrived. 

On the bridge between the two countries, here is the border sign.  To drive into Canada, the toll for the bridge was 3.25.  When you walk back to the USA, it is 50 cents.

Enjoy the weekend.

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