August 9, 2013

Oh, I’m longing for the California weather where it rarely rains in the summer. It rained the entire night last night and when I got up to take Gem for his morning walk, I had to walk through a puddle that was ankle high. It was a good thing we kept our water sandals from one of our Falls tour. They came in handy!

We are now in sunshine at Geneva-on-the-Lake in Ohio. We’re heading to Springfield Illinois. Our GPS took us through Ashtabula Ohio. It looked like a dying town. The campground is situated on the banks of Lake Erie. All morning we traveled along Lake Erie. I’ve never seen a lake that big, and it’s not the largest of the great lakes. That’s totally wicked!

And yesterday was totally wicked too. We spent the day, fortunately it didn’t rain, at Niagara Falls State Park. The highlight was the Maid of the Mist Boat tour. It was a 45-minute boat ride to the Horseshoe Falls and back. The scenery was fantastic. I could shoot the American Falls easily and rainbows added the crowning touch. I put my camera under my rain poncho when we got close to the Horseshoe Falls, so there aren’t many shots of those. That’s where we got wet! They took us as close to the Falls as was safe.  I’ll be posting those shots maybe tomorrow.

Meanwhile, today’s images are those taken on the Canadian side. I hope I’m not boring you with so many Falls pictures, but they are amazing.

We are also talking about restructuring our itinerary as we head home. Richard’s knees are really bothering him and I’m wearing old glasses, so we decided to save 1,000 miles and come home via I80. There are still some wicked sights to see along the way. Glacier National Park, our reason for going north, can wait for next year. What we will be able to see is Rock Mountain National Park which we missed on our trip two years ago.

Let’s talk about the old glasses. They are progressives and slightly tinted. Last night I didn’t take them off when I edited the images so the color may be off. I’ll do my best to check them.

Now, it’s time to put the blog together. I never realized it would take the time it does to blog almost daily. Let’s hope I won’t need the water sandals when I walk Gem tomorrow morning.

6 thoughts on “Cross country: Geneva By The Lake, Ohio and Niagara Falls from the Canadian side

    1. Thanks Leanne. Although I feel as though I’ve been taking snapshots for the last three months, I think I got some good images. Luck I guess. I’ve also learned some about editing, sometimes overdoing it a bit. We will be home tomorrow and today is my last post regarding this journey. I’ll go back to doing a photo blog rather than a travelogue. Thanks for your comments and help.

      1. Oh wow, I can’t believe it is over already, it has been nice seeing your country through the lens of your camera. I have really enjoyed it. I am so far behind on looking at blogs, but hope to make a dent in them today.

      2. You are almost there, I think there are a couple of things for you to work on, but it is getting good. It will be better when you can just concentrate on it, not like you have been.

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