Friday, July 10, 2009

Niagara Falls, Canada, and new friends from the Massachuetts Minuteman Model A Club

Pictures L to R: Dave and Peggy in front of Horseshoe Falls, Canadian side; Breakfast Bunch with some of the Massachuetts Minuteman Model A Club; The Massachuetts cars; The Falls

10 July 2009 Niagara Falls, NY and Canada 11:30 AM

We left the car in the hotel parking lot and walked to Canada this morning. Not surprising, we had the Rainbow Bridge to ourselves…I guess this is what happens when you are up and going at 7:00 AM. We were told that we shouldn’t miss the view from Canada, and this is the absolute truth! It is not necessarily better, just a different prospective.

We met up with the Minuteman group at the Sheraton…they had much fancier digs than we did, with a 10th floor view of both the American and Horseshoe Falls, a fireplace in the room—which I can see would be especially nice in the winter—and a TV in the bathroom! After breakfast in the hotel, with a view of the falls, we said our good-byes as they headed off toward Deerborn, MI and the Henry Ford Museum through Canada (check out their blog at and we headed out to view the falls. We were given a blanket and a pin from their 51st Annual New England Meet, and yes, we do have room in the car...Thanks guys, it was great to meet you!

Coming back into the US, we were surprised to be confronted with turn-styles requiring a 50 cent fee to get home. I guess it is true that nothing in life is free…We made it through customs with no problem, and I will say, this is the way to go. Where there was a multi-lane line across the bridge, once again we were the only ones crossing the bridge—and no lines going through customs.

We’re heading south along the shore of Lake Erie to visit family for the weekend…

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