October 1, 2008
I suppose this is the post you’ve all been waiting for ;). Well, today my little honey-bunny turned 23 and what better day than one’s birthday to visit the lovely Niagara Falls. We left Heidelberg and drove straight towards the border and stopped on the canadian side (for those of you who don’t know it: the “big” part of the falls is canadian, and from their site you can only really appreciate the falls). Although I have been there once I didn’t really remember that much, but the main street towards the waterfront looks like Disneyland and the whole place is buzzing with (yes, again) asian tourists. Anyway, the falls were magnificient, and Katrin was impressed as well. We took some really nice photos and then crossed the border into the U.S. We had a lot of ground to cover, so we took the Interstate 90 across New York state which costs some toll but is the only way to quickly do the kinda distance we were looking at. At a service area (which is like the “Autobahnraststätten”) we stopped, filled up and finally found the Roomsaver booklets we had been looking for all this time. With this in hand we found an inexpensive and really good motel in Oneida, NY, which is where we’re at right now. This is probably the best motel we’ve stayed at the whole trip. Tomorrow we’ll try out the Adirondack National Park, provided the weather plays along.