Saturday, July 16, 2011

Road Trip--Day One

Wally loading the car this morning. With all of the room in the van, packing was easy.
You may remember a couple of months ago, we applied for our passports anticipating a trip to Niagara Falls.  Well, the time has come and we began our adventure today. Ward, the boys, and I started out this morning for our long drive to the Falls. The cats decided not to come because they don't like car rides--it reminds them too much of trips to the vet. So they offered their spot to Mr. Readcat, also known as Sneaks as he preferred to called.

Sneaks and Theodore passing time with computer games.

The drive went well. We are not ones to put the pedal to the metal, so our 7 hour drive took about 8 1/2 hours including several stops for food, bathrooms, gas, and driver changes. During the drive Sneaks spent his time watching Theodore play games on the computer and listening to Wally recount many episodes of Mythbusters.

Theodore pulling Sneaks away from the water's edge.

After we gladly checked into the hotel, we had Mexican for dinner and took a walk along the Niagara River. Sneaks was a little more adventuresome than we liked (I think it's because he has nine lives), but we all made it back to the hotel safe and sound.   Now we're looking forward to a good nights sleep before we set out tomorrow. We have a plan to see an old mule named Sal.  Let's see if we keep it.