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  • Day13

    Niagara Falls

    September 30 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    You can travel with your best mate and be having a great time but then they go and spoil it on you.
    So it goes with old spoilsport Rhonda who couldn’t be talked into going over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
    I think more people have survived the experience than not and actually the first person to ever do it and survive was a woman.
    None of these arguments could convince her to have a go so I missed out on getting a great YouTube clip and all going well it probably wouldn’t have ended up under the Failed Army listing.

    The problem with trying to describe North America is you can’t. There are information boards around the falls with quotes from all the old explorers who came from lands that had vast mountains, lakes and rivers themselves but then when they first set eyes on Niagara Falls and this continent they were lost for words saying nothing they have ever seen before could even compare with this.

    I’ve been to Niagara Falls a fair while ago and was extremely impressed (not strong enough adjective) so this trip diversion was for Rhonda, for her to see them too.
    I thought I remembered them clearly though memories can get a bit exaggerated over time but it’s the reverse in this case, I’d forgotten the incredible size of the falls and the noise they make and the mist they throw in the air and simply it’s hard to remember seeing that much water falling at one time, about 2,555,150 litres per second but those stats mean nothing unless you’re a numbers guy.

    The best view of the main falls, Horseshoe Falls is from the Canada side, this is where I first saw Niagara from so I wanted to cross over for that view but the border crossing over Rainbow Bridge was banked up for miles, it would have taken too long to get through customs and then we had to return so we settled for viewing from the US side.
    This was good because we got to see Horseshoe, American and Bridal Veil Falls up close and at a few places you stand right by the drop over the edge, not only a brilliant view down but also not a bad barrel launching spot either. So this makes me think, do you think she would fall for “hey Rhonda I dropped my wallet in this barrel, could you get it out for me please” and then “whoops... sorry I just knocked it in the water!”
    Keep watching YouTube for the answer.
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  • Day13

    New York State

    September 30 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Just bought sweet corn from a roadside store. Hell we’re more honest than we thought, five states and counting in the Midwest covered in nothing but corn.
    We must have been over here too long and losing our Australianess, back home we’d pull over, load up the boot and drive on, you know, living off the fat of the land.

    Maybe it’s more caution. The other day we got a little lost and turned around on some guys grass and he went mental, a real mouth frother, he threatened to shoot us.
    I was about to yell out “you Americans are real tough with your guns aren’t you” when Rhonda said “shut up, apologise and get going” which I did, which annoyed me so much that I said I’m going back to chuck wheelies on his lawn. She reckons she doesn’t know who is more mental, me or him.

    I can see things from their side though, we have beautiful beaches to surf and enjoy, out here if all I had to do was look at nothing but hundreds and hundreds of miles of corn and nothing else ever happened I be hoping for some dumb arse tourists to drive on my grass too. That would brighten up my day for sure, get my trigger finger itching, better than shooting at corn cobs all day, corn stays still, tourists run like hell, much better target practice plus a great release from my corn induced insanity.

    The RV would be a real good wheelie chucker too with a great big 350 V8. It goes like buggary down the highway, it could go faster too if the roads were any better. They are so bad that they caused a crack in a vent over the bed. One night the rain dripped in wetting everything. I repaired what I could with bandaids then bought silicone and gaffer tape the next day. Gaffer tape repairs everything, we’ve seen cars here held together with gaffer tape.

    There are three classes in the US. The rich, the middle and then gaffer tape society.
    There’re pretty industrious the gaffer tape folk, the repaired cars are an obvious one but houses get a pretty good treatment with the stuff as well.
    Then it gets a bit sad with personal items like glasses and handbags being repaired but an all time low for me was a guy pulling out a gaffer tape wallet and his dog had a gaffer tape collar and lead.

    We are in New York State now and heading for New York City it seem a little more prosperous here, the gaffer tape isle in the supermarkets is smaller so we are hoping maybe the folk this way resemble what we would normally class as a human being.
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  • Day12

    Following the Great Lakes

    September 29 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    We have a friend who owns a surf shop in California, well actually a few of them so he’s a rich bastard.
    He tells us he’s always glad when he returns from overseas because the US system “works” where other others don’t, especially in third world country.
    These are fighting words because we don’t agree on a lot of levels.
    One of those is: We’ve been following The Great Lakes, two so far, that’s Michigan and Erie and seeing we’ve been on Interstate Highways for most of the way across the country we’ve now chosen to drive the byways that run along the shore line, well almost do.

    America is the land of the free, that’s if you can afford somewhere big enough to run yourself stupid around claiming how free you are, for all others it’s “git offa my land or I’ll shoot ya”
    Public space is limited, communists have public land, here it’s all private including the beaches so for hundreds of miles along the shoreline of the lakes it’s built on with private houses all sporting a “keep off private property” sign. So we’ve just done the Great Lakes Road With Glimpses Drive.

    Note: A post called “Health Food Heaven” has been placed out of sequence. It should be before this one but has been put way back with the LA ones.
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  • Day95

    Canalside

    July 7, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Today Jackie joined us and we went to Canal side, a newer area of Buffalo on Erie lake. It was a beautiful sunny humid day and the breeze at canalside was welcomed.

    It was a cute clean area with the largest sandbox we ever saw, kids areas to play and grassy areas to relax. Josh spent most of his time at the sports bar in the area called 716, hoping to watch a tennis match at Wimbledon.

    If we had time and no kids, we could have rented paddle boats or even paddle boards in the canal. That night Vanilla ice was playing.

    That night we had Elisa's 20th year high school reunion which she was one of the three organisers. It was held at the Foundry, on Elmwood ave. There was 74 people for the buffet and then another 10 or so after for the drinks. It was a fun night and Elisa was able to catch up with old friends.

    After that we headed to Geckos on Elm street before we headed back taking an Uber.
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  • Day91

    Driving to NY

    July 3, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Today we had our 2nd last long drive before we head back to Melbourne. We left Joe and Carols about 10am and had about a 4 hour drive.

    Joe played with Brandon and Inara while we packed up our stuff. Brandon enjoyed Joe's company and really bonded with him over a few days. He was sad to go.

    We were driving to East Amherst, to stay with Jackie, Elisa's oldest friend from high school. We actually stayed at Jackie 's brothers townhome where he lived with his wife Sara. Jackie 's partner is a homebody and doesn't really like people at the house, so Peter was so kind to offer his house to us. We didn't know that Peter and Sara where going to be there as they were supposed to be on holiday. It was a full house with us 4, plus Jackie and of course Sara and Peter but it was very comfortable and fun.

    We couldn't meet Jackie till 5pm, so we did some shopping in Erie, Pa and had lunch at Panera bread. Melbourne is having it's coldest winter and while we are here with record breaking heat, we looked for jackets at Burlington coat factory. Elisa found a lovely jacket but Josh was not as lucky.

    That night Elisa went out with Jackie, Sara and Peter to NY Beer project, a new brewery not far from the house. Elisa was so excited about the "taste of buffalo" platter as she was able to eat beef on kimmelweck and buffalo wings in one go. Josh stayed home with the kids as Brandon was in no form to go out and sit, so Josh was very happy catching up on Stranger Things on netflix and doing nothing.
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  • Day92

    4th of July

    July 4, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    We has such a relaxing time in Ohio and the days were low key. Today was a busy busy day.

    It started with going to the Grand Island parade where Elisa grew up. We went with Jackie and met up with her parents, sister and husband, and then her other friend Jackie and her husband Mike and their kids Violet and Gaige who were 6 and 5.

    The parade lasted almost 2 hours and the kids had a lot of fun trying to get lollies that all the different local community groups threw out to the hundreds of people lining the street to watch the parade.

    We spent the entire day with the group, moving from the parade to the VFW to the annual 4th of July celebration, where everyone just drinks and catches up with people from the town. After the VFW we drove over to Jackie' s parents house where we were there for hours, drinking, eating the bbq food, sitting in the kids pool , playing corn hole and having a great time. It was so hot outside, with the day feeling over 100/40 degrees. The kids had a great time playing with the Violet and Gaige, and did everything to playing in the pool, water balloons and watching a movie together.

    We stayed there until 9pm when we joined Jackie, mike and kids at fantasy island carpark to watch the 4th of July fireworks.

    We made our way back to our accommodation about 11pm and the kids were asleep in the car. It was a long day.
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  • Day93

    Fantasy Island

    July 5, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Today we went to the 5th and last amusement park of the trip. Elisa used to work here when she was in highschool and was a lifeguard at the water park.

    Jackie and Mike have season passes so they joined us at at the park. It was great hanging out with them and the kids had fun.

    Fantasy island is good for the kids but very run down. We watched the talking tree read story time and he read "the giving tree" which is a book Brandon and Elisa read together. We saw the western show, a princess show, went to the water park, and the kids went on almost all the rides.Read more

  • Day1

    Last night at home

    November 29, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 32 °F

    We’re moving, and tonight is our last night in our apartment of the past 2+ years! We’ll be going on some adventures for the next month or so as we make our way to Colorado. We have enjoyed our time in Buffalo and will feel sad saying goodbye to our friends and family here, but we couldn’t be more excited for the next stage of our life together our west. 😁Read more

  • Day363

    Buffalo, USA

    August 28, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Nach einer kurzen Nacht sind wir dann auch schon zum Flughafen aufgebrochen. An diesem Tag standen 4(!) Flüge an.

    Beim ersten Flug mussten wir gleich getrennt sitzen. Aber da wir beide einen Fensterplatz hatten, konnten wir wunderbare Ausblicke genießen. Gleich nach dem Start war ein aktiver Vulkan zu bestaunen und später konnten wir Kuba, die Florida Keys, die Everglades und die Stadt Miami sehen.

    Gut gelandet stand wieder die Immigration der USA an. Aber auch dieses Mal war der Vorgang zu unserem Erstaunen kurz und schmerzlos.

    In Miami stärkten wir uns noch gleich mit veganen Köstlichkeiten bevor die nächsten Flüge (Miami - Orlando - Charlotte - Buffalo) anstanden.

    Nach diesem Flugtag fielen wir in Buffalo kaputt ins Bett und waren glücklich, dass wir alle Anschlüsse ohne Probleme bekommen haben ✈ 😊 ✈
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  • Day12

    Niagara Falls.

    July 26, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    Vi startede dagen med morgenmad på motellet som i går. Derefter fik vi endnu en gang pakket bilen og satte kurs mod Niagara Falls, en 3 1/2 times køretur. Den gik med musik og planlægning af stoppet i Chicago. Vi var fremme omkring 14. Det var umuligt at finde gratis parkering i området omkring parken og turistkontoret, så vi måtte betale for parkeringen, det var dog ikke så galt, 10 dollar for hele dagen. Så fik vi bilen parkeret og gik til turistkontoret for at finde ud af hvordan vi kom til, hvad vi fandt ud af var 3 vandfald ved siden af hinanden, som udgjorde Niagara Falls. Der var vist max 500 meter til vandfaldet. Vi så første vandfald som var det næst største, fra udsigtsposten, derefter gik vi over en bro et stykke inden vandfaldet og gik til næste udsigtspost. Her var der god udsigt til det mindste og næst største vandfald. Så gik vi videre til tredje udsigts post som gav udsigt til det støsts vandfald, horseshoe fall. Når man stod på udsigtsposten der, blev man meget våd fra den vandsky der stod op når vandfaldet ramte vandet. Vi besluttede os for at tage en bådtur man kunne komme på så vi kunne se vandfaldene fra vand siden også. Så vi gik tilbage mod første udkigspost hvorfra man kunne komme med elevator ned til bredden ved foden af vandfaldene, hvorfra der sejlede både ud hele tiden. Vi fik udleveret et blåt plastik regnslag, det var der god grund til!! 😅 båden havde et øvre og nedre dæk, vi skyndte os op og få en god plads til forografering. Det var sindsygt smukt fra land men mindst lige så smukt fra vand!!! Den sejlede os helt ind i hesteskoen, dog var det svært at se særlig meget helt inde i hullet da vandet fra vandfaldende sprøjtede så det føltes som om det stod ned i stænger med regn. 😅 vi fik dog en del gode billeder uden at få telefoner eller kamera ødelagt af vand. Efter bådturen kunne man gå lidt op ad til en udsigtspost nærmere ved vandet. Efter at have nydt den smukke natur, stod den på aftensmad, vi var sindsygt sultne! 😅 så vi fandt en resturant tæt ved parken, inden vi satte kurs mod hotellet. Der var kun ca. 1/2 time til hotellet fra vandfaldet, på turen stoppede vi og fik handlet lidt små ting, lærer lige så stille at begå mig i trafikken herovre. 😅 da vi nåede til hotellet slappede vi af foran tv'et, jeg fik kigget lidt på værelser i Davis. Tv'et kører og Charlotte er gået død, så nu vil jeg også til at sove, godnat! 😄😴😴Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Erie County, مقاطعة إيري, Ери, এরি কাউন্টি, Condado de Erie, Erie maakond, Erie konderria, شهرستان ایری، نیویورک, Comté d'Erie, Erie megye, Էրի շրջան, Contea di Erie, エリー郡, Erie Comitatus, Erie Kūn, Hrabstwo Erie, ایری کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Erie, Эри, Округ Ири, Ері, ایری کاؤنٹی، نیویارک, Quận Erie, Condado han Erie, 伊利縣

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