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Friday, April 1, 2011

The Trip around Lake Erie

This past weekend, Julia and I went on a small road trip to circle Lake Erie...something we also hope to do with the other four Great Lakes.

We entered Canada through Detroit/Windsor and drove primarily along the Talbot Trail, where we saw...



...plenty of windmills...



...an interesting landscape (Iona)...



...and the Leamington Tomato info booth (closed).

Of course, we veered off this trail often, stopping in...




...Chatham-Kent with its many murals...



...Sparta - home of Winter Wheat...



...where folk art filled the forest...



...St. Thomas, where Jumbo met a horrible fate...

...and Port Stanley...



...where we stayed two nights at the Windjammer Inn...



...enjoying the Inn's fine fisherman breakfast (with perch)...



...while also enjoying Port Stanley's charm...



...and humor (humour, for you Canadians).

There were plenty of food adventures as we...



...found fascination with bags-o-milk...



...found fear in the crazy eyes of this chocolate lass...



...and collected various snack foods and put them in the back seat like children.



We also got Hewitt's goat milk ice cream in Hagersville...



...a pleasant dessert after a fish (walleye) and chips lunch.

On the last night of our trip...



...we stayed in Niagara Falls.

Unlike other trips to the falls...



...the snow and ice had been built up, reminding us how cold it was...



...but that didn't stop us from enjoying it before returning home.

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4 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun trip. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Ooo this was an awesome Idea! I will be in Niagara SUnday and Monday andI have been there many many times but Have never done the touristy things so I am really looking forward to it!

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  3. Mr. & Mrs. David and Rhea DixonJune 19, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    The reason I searched for this is my wife and I plan on making about the same trip. We live just south of Sandusky, Oh. (cedar point). We are leaving on July 3 and staying @ the Park Inn Hotel to catch a Mudhens game Jul 4 in Toledo. Then from there to Windsor to visit my wife's family, up along the lake edge stopping wherever we feel like it all the way to Toronto
    where we will go shopping, visit museums, go up in the CN tower/needle and spend at least 1 full day, maybe 2. Then off to Niagra where we honeymooned in 1978 (we were broke, stupid and
    full of love). Going into New York and then to Pennsylvania we will stop and spend 1-2 days at
    Allegheny National Forest, then it's back home along backroads mostly and traveling along the ohio canal route(s). We plan on a week more/less and all cell phones ARE OFF! No kids, No pets,
    just us!

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  4. Have a great time! We definitely did!

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