Friday, June 3, 2011
I'm happy to report that my campaign to plan a trip to Niagara Falls has succeeded. Dave agreed to go with me, though I know he dreads the car trip. He hates long road trips, and it's a 7-hour drive from where we live. And this two weeks before we get in the car and go to his parents' in Michigan -- and then we're driving from Michigan to Florida! The poor guy is going to be a wreck.
Planning where to stay was a bit of an adventure, because we're taking the dogs, and that of course narrows our hotel options. I started with Hotels.com, and found what looked like several good places, but I suspected that they were on the Ontario side of the border -- unacceptable for us, because the British Consulate will have our passports and we won't be able to get into Canada. I called Hotels.com and they insisted the hotels I was looking at were on the American side, but when I looked them up on Google maps, they really were in Canada. Ugh!
So I booked a Holiday Inn in a place called Grand Island, which is actually several miles from the falls and definitely in New York.
I happen to like car trips -- I like the changing scenery and driving with my music on. Even better that Ernie and Ruby can come with us!
(Photo: Asbury Park, last weekend)