Saturday, June 27, 2009

Mini Trip - Day 4

0630 - Wake up. Then go back to sleep.

0700 - Alarm goes off. Time to get up and get packed.

0720 - Wake up the kids.

0830 - Load up

0920 - Ithaca, NY. Ron told us to see Cornell University, so here we are! It is a very pretty campus. Not sure how cold and snowy it gets in the winter but in the summer it is very nice! It even comes with its own waterfall. What's not to like about a college campus with a waterfall?!

0954 - Reload the car after getting out to see the waterfall.

On our drive we saw a pink tractor and a couple Amish horse-and-buggies. The kids watched Madagascar 2.

1110 - I-90 towards Buffalo.

Lunch at McD's then drove along Lake Ontario towards Niagara Falls. Couldn't see the lake most of the time but still a nice scenic drive until the last 3o minutes or so when it got really slow and busy.

2:01 p.m. Listening to the radio - it turns out to be a Canadian radio station!

2:11 p.m. Old Fort Niagara - fun. The sun was out but not too hot. Living history demonstrators on hand today so we got to see a musket firing demonstration by a "French soldier". Our favorite parts are:
B - laundry demonstration ladies
F - musket demonstration
R - sounds - cannons and muskets/ also the basement cannons
L - the redoubts
S - all the stone and wood in the buildings

4:16 p.m. Leave the Fort.

4:42 p.m. Arrive at the hotel. Park next to a "Just Married" car. This hotel has been voted the #2 fanciest so far. We are awed and amazed at Daddy's ability to find all these great fancy hotels. :)

We decide to walk to the casino for dinner. Skip the buffet because the line is much too long and go to the BBQ restaurant there instead. We even ate beignets for dessert. On the way back, we were talking about all the seagulls around. Felisa said that they are here on vacation. They of course don't live here because they live at the beach and this is not the beach - this is a vacation spot!

Once back at the hotel we go swimming. The pool has no steps and the shallowest point is 3 1/2 feet so I have to get in and act as the MFD (Mommy Flotation Device) for Felisa. Bella was practicing jumping into the deep water and swimming back to the side. After swimming we ate cornbread for snack then went to bed.

1 comment:

Scattered Mom said...

Ooo have fun at Niagra Falls! :) I've never been that far east. Too bad you couldn't make a jaunt into Canada, that might have been fun. Sometime you'll have to visit the other side of the country, hmm?