Wednesday, September 23, 2015

2015 Underground Railroad and Erie Canal Ride


Buffalo, NY to Niagara Falls, ON, Canada

35 miles with 1050 feet of climbing

Sim a was all smiles and chirps when we left Buffalo, NY this morning.

Before leaving town we stopped at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site. Tour was very interesting.

Then it was time for lunch. We ate at Gabriel's Gate where I finally got a "Beef on Wick" sandwich! Just as good as they were 40 years ago when I was attending Canisius College! I must say the Buffalo has changed a lot since the early 70s; for the better - definitely a renaissance city. 

After lunch we finally started pedalling .... We didn't really get far before we hit a roadblock ... After a little recalculating we were back on our way.

Canada is getting close...but this is not the bridge we are going to ride over, although Miriam did manage to get through immigration before she understood that we weren't going that way...

Interesting history along the way.

While we were riding the trail we stopped at this bike shop to get some air in our tires...I was surprised that my little pump that I carry on the bike did so well. I was only down a wee bit of pressure in the back tire...the one that had a flat a couple of days ago.

As we were riding the trail in the middle of nowhere (actually North Tonawanda, NY) we found this memorial to the U.S. Marines And The SeeBees.

Finally we arrived o pen the American side of Niagara Falls!

Selfie time @ Niagara Falls, NY

After checking out the American side of the falls, we made our way over the a Rainbow Bridge into Ontario, Canada. On the way to our hotel, we passed this tightrope walker...OK it is fake but cool none the less.

We are staying at the Radisson, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada. It is a very nice hotel. We walked to My Cousin Vinny's for dinner were I had a marvelous Veal Parmesan.

Tomorrow we head back to New York.

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