Friday, October 24, 2008

O Canada, eh?


Today, we left Ohio and drove through Pennsylvania and New York where the trees were in full color. It was beautiful and I don’t remember the last time I saw the true splendor of fall. It’s been 53 degrees today, so with the crisp weather and the smell of burning wood permeating the air, it definitely feels like autumn in the Northeast. We explored Cleveland Ohio, then on to Erie PA, where the picture above was taken. Just for those who have wondered (and for the ones that have asked), the gas prices have been $2.34 to $2.54 through Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania - all the way until we passed the “Welcome to New York” sign, where it jumped to $3.27 and up. That's quite a difference! It really won’t matter to us anyway, since I failed to mention that we expect to be millionaires any day now! Charles purchased a Tennessee lottery ticket AND a power ball ticket that he knows is very lucky, so we are just waiting to see where we go to collect our winnings!
Early this evening, we went through immigrations into Canada – another change of route. Our goal is to see Niagara, so we thought we’d explore the Canadian side of it all. Our hotel is in the main area of Niagara Falls Ontario, which resembles a carnival/sunset strip area. There is a huge Ferris wheel, Ripley’s Believe it or Not and a Louis Tussaurds Wax Museum among casinos, flashing lights, arcades, etc... This is definitely tourist country!
We had our first glimpse of Niagara Falls tonight with lights shining brightly. The mist was so heavy, I thought it was raining. However, it was absolutely spectacular and I am looking forward to seeing it all in the morning.

1 comment:

Randall said...

Thank You for contributing to our childrens college fund which comes from your lottery ticket.