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Monday, August 2, 2010

Day 43 -- August 2nd -- Niagara Falls, Ontario and NY -- Rest Day

Miles Ridden: ~15
Miles Walked: ~5

Last rest day of trip ... Niagara University ... Niagara River ... Niagara Falls

Even though it was a rest day, Dave and I were on our bikes after sleeping in (until 9) for a casual ride through town and out to Niagara University.  Dave graduated there and provided me a nice tour of the town, campus, river, and gorge.  We had a nice lunch at the Seneca Casino and Dave poured a few more coins into the slots.

Niagara River Near Niagara University (Lewiston, NY)

Niagara Power Plant ... Lewiston/Queenston Bridge in Background

Without Dave

Dave Relived His College Days

Cable Car Over River

Whirlpool on the Niagara River

Cable Car Ends Near Wolf Lodge (Canada)

Another Shot of the Whirlpool Area

The Water Collects and Circles Around Before Heading Back Downstream

Swift Rapids ... Great Path Along The Rim

Steep Path to an Overlook on the Canadian Side

A Pagoda on the Canadian Rim
I spent the afternoon walking back to the Canadian side of the falls for some great people watching, sight seeing, and the Behind the Falls tour. The wind was blowing differently today and walking along the overlooks you stayed dry. I spoke to Mike on the Rainbow Bridge with one foot in the US and one foot in Canada.

An Interesting Tourist and I Shared a Potty Stop

American Falls

I Watched The Fireworks From The Center of the American Falls Last Night

Maid of the Mist Cruises by the American Falls

Close to the Canadian Falls

Power of the Horseshoe is Intense

Canadian Skyline

View From Below/Side of the Canadian Falls 

Right Next to The Falls

Up Close and Personal
I Was There
From the Lower Platform

The Gorge Wall in Front of the Falls

One Last Look
Dave and I headed to Little Italy for dinner at a classic Italian restaurant that had been in business since 1927.  We also multi-tasked and did our laundry next door while we ate.  I spent the evening blogging and creating the new blog page.  I caught the evening fire works right from the window of the hotel.  Seven riding days to the beach!  On Friday (8/6) we make our way to Latham, NY which is just over the river from Troy.  The RPI alumni association is having a small reception for me ... check out the invite - Mark’s Trek Across America Reception – Hudson Mohawk.

Good night moon ... good night rest day ... good night Niagara ... good night RPI alumni (see you Friday) ... good night family and friends (see you Monday)

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