Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Day In Niagara

Tom, Patrick, Dan and I had decided that we were going to be on the first sailing of the Maid of the Mist in the morning. The Maid of the Mist is the boat which takes you right up to the base of the falls. So we were up early ate at the Flying Saucer Inn which is a local landmark and headed down town. We were there in plenty of time and got prime locations right at the front of the line. We talked to one of the workers and he indicated that staying on the main deck was better than the upper deck as you are closer to the water, and I think he was right. We had a great time and the views were exceptional. It is really hard to describe how big and how powerful the falls really are. I guess you have to experience it to understand it.
After the boat ride the four of us jumped on our bikes and rode out to Niagara-on-the Lake. Niagara-on-the-Lake is a very exclusive area and a very historic area of Canada. There are lots of ice wine vine yards. We were not dressed appropriately so we just kind of peaked over the fence. We had forgotten the keys to the Rolls Royce so we couldn't get in. The bike path out there however was great and we had a great ride. We had lunch in the Angel Inn which is reputed to be the most haunted place in Canada. I had the Steak and kidney pie and it wasn't scary, it was delicious.
Tomorrow we re-enter the United States and continue our journey. There are only 12 ride days left. We have covered close to 3600 miles to date so the original estimate of 4200 miles would appear to be low. It is looking like it is going to be closer to 4500 miles. Bonus Miles -- YA!
Lets Ride!

1 comment:

Ken C. said...

A new adventure every day; even an encounter with a wasp and a trip to the hospital. I'm glad it didn't slow you down any!! Seven weeks down, two to go. Enjoy the ride and keep up the good work.