Journal of our Journey - Part 2

Day 3 - Our final destination today was a State Park in Northern New York, but we had a few side trip along the way.  I guess that's the beauty of vacation.   We headed along Lake Erie following the Niagara Parkway.  It is a very scenic drive which follows the shore line closely.  Our first stop was at Lock # 8 on the Welland Canal.  We spent over an hour watching a ship pass through the canal.  When we first saw the canal, we thought it was only for smaller boats.  It was amazing how large the ship looked in comparison to the canal.     Here's what Wikipedia tells us that the Welland Canal is a ship canal that runs 42 km. from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario.  As part of the St. Lawrence Seaway, the canal allows ships to traverse the Niagara Escarpments and avoid Niagara Falls.  We arrived at Niagara falls and spent the afternoon exploring the falls, getting soaked on the Maid of the Mist tour and eating pizza in downtown.  The boat trip was by far the highlight of our day.   We loaded back into the Van and headed for Kring Point state park in Northern New York.  (Border Crossing #2)  We arrived late and tired.  We set up camp and headed straight to bed.  

The Federal Seto in the Canal

completely soaked after our boat trip to the falls. 


  • Betty Anne | July 22, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    I've never seen the Welland Canel but have been to Niagara Falls a few times. I'm a big chicken when it comes to the maid of the mist so have never gone on it. It does appear that you got good and wet on the ride. You should have tons of great pictures to use on your layouts on Lets Scrap. Can't wait to see them.

  • Kristina | August 14, 2010 at 11:37 PM

    I'll bet that was a pretty drive!