Monday, 20 July 2015

Road Trip

Very recently, we went on a road trip....it was a spur of the moment  thing, we were home relaxing and hubby says "What do you want to do....stay home? go to Chicago? go to Niagara Falls?....or how about a road trip?" So we packed up and went....

to Erie Pennsylvania...




the water was calm and beautiful, the sky was amazing




some people fishing off the end of the little pier






memorial to all who fought in the battle of Lake Erie in the war of 1812...it's interesting to me how the story is told so differently on the other side of the border...

this restaurant looked so cute, we considered eating here...



so we walked by for a closer look...
 we casually glanced to see what the customers were being served
and when we walked further
we noticed the kitchen door open...
and decided not to eat here...

 we hoped to take a ride on this boat...
we got here just as it was leaving on final trip of the day...
just missed it,
but we were here to enjoy come what may
that's what happens on spur of the moment trips
sometimes things are better left undone...

After spending the night in Erie,
we continued on to New York...
saw this exit for Mexico (in state of New York)...
so my hubby says
"look, hon, we can go to Mexico"
:)


Most of our trip was on the interstate, we had decided to go around Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, therefore I thought we would see much of the lakes from the road...sigh....When we reached Watertown, New York my DH decided to look for a road that went by the water...we drove and drove and drove along a road that according to the map went right along the water's edge...but we saw farms, and huge trees, and houses, and shops, and no water...we were headed east so we decided to give it a try going west...and it went on for several miles, until we found....

 water!
With a name like Sackets Harbour we knew it had to have some!
After spending the night in Watertown, we headed back home...

we took the bridges that connect
New York with Wellesley Island (U.S.)
 and 
the bridge that connects Wellesley Island with Hill Island (Canada)
and the third bridge connects Hill Island with Ontario Canada


something I love about driving along the 401
you get these same kind of rock formations along the side of the road....
it's where the road crew had to blast away part of a hill
to make way for the road,
the effect is beautiful!

on Hill Island


back on Canada's mainland.

If you want to know more about the bridges that connect New York, the two islands, and Canada,
Hope you enjoyed our trip with us :D

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