Thursday, June 13, 2013

Road tripping.....


Gregg and I have been on a road trip which we enjoyed immensely.  To tell the truth we would have been gone longer except for the weather.  We had a great time but decided even though we were having fun, driving in off and on torrential downpours was not fun.  Fortunately we had a couple of nice days while away but all this liquid sunshine has followed us down to Virginia.  As I look outside it has gone really dark and we are being promised thunderstorms.  

On our trip we got as far as Niagara Falls on the Canadian side.  The hotel we stayed at overlooked the Falls and the view was spectacular.  Our stay was memorable.  We were there two days, one of which was lovely and sunny, the other just cloudy.  From there we were heading for Toronto.  We came to a crossroad, it was pouring and from the weather report was not going to let up.  Left took you to Toronto, right took you over the bridge and back to the States. We could see and had heard that the bad weather was socked in.  Right there and then we decided we would leave Toronto for another day and head back home.  Our drive took us through New York State, Pennsylvania and Maryland.  Traveling more extensively through those places made us look forward to road tripping when Gregg is retired, and as always we say the fun is also in the journey.

Between the two of us I can't tell you how many photos we took, a bazillion and I will be posting some of them when I get them all organized.

The photo above was taken in Hamberg, New York, where we stopped for lunch.  It was such a pretty little town and the restaurant we chose was a great choice, not the one you can barely see in the photo.  We parked outside a Mexican Restaurant which looked really cute, but our tastes that day were for relatively plain food.   More later.

16 comments:

Country Gal said...

Sounds fun ! Hey Toronto ? We are 2 hours west of it ! Down near Lake Erie . Welcome to Ontario Canada eh? hope you have a nice visit here . Awesome photos . Love your header photo fantastic ! Looking forward to hearing all about your trip ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

Jane and Chris said...

If ever you do get to Toronto,let me know.We are only two hours drive away!
Jane x

gigihawaii said...

Gee, I sure hope we have good weather when we visit Miami and DC in August.

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B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

I like the new header pic...is that dawn on Niagra?

TexWisGirl said...

sounds like the weather is all up and down the east coast now. but glad you had a few good days!

eileeninmd said...

Denise, I am glad you had a great roadtrip! Sorry about the rain! It is nice to be able to just take and go in any direction and have fun doing it!

Valerie said...

Oh what a pity about the weather. Still it makes good photographs. Absolutely love the header.

diane b said...

That is such bad luck to have poor weather especially when Gregg has holidays. I can see you are looking forward to his retirement. How long to go?

Linda Gross said...

You drove through Pennsylvania and didn't wave at me????

Arija said...

Sorry the rain spoiled your trip a little but it really is the journey not the getting there and plans may be well and good but the unexpected is often so much better and now you have another trip to Canada to look forward to.

Elephant's Child said...

I am glad that you had a taste of things to come - and hope that you can have many more trips - in better weather - soon.

Betsy Adams said...

Sorry about your weather on your trip, Denise. BUT--even with the yuky weather, I'll be you two had a great time... Sounds like George and me --with a zillion photos...

Can't wait to see them.
Hugs,
Betsy

Marie said...

What a wonderful trip! I'm sorry you guys were in so much rain, though. Seems the whole east coast has been drenched. It's good to get away from home and see new sights and hear new sounds and smell new smells. I know it meant a lot to you both. Can't wait to see lots of pictures!

Linda said...

Catching up with your posts, Denise, and it looks as if you had an interesting time on your road trip despite the weather.

DeniseinVA said...

Thank you for all these lovely comments :) Denise xxx