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  • Wandering Weiszes
    from there Right next to the waterfall is a diving board Lifeguards monitored while swimmers leapt off the board into the deep water at the base of the falls The bravest like Sandy could then swim against the current and stand directly under the waterfall It was awesome Unfortunately the universe seems to have an unspoken rule that our time at really awesome swimming spots needs to be limited by our own poor planning rain or the visibility requirements of the NY State Parks which just 20 minutes after we arrived decreed that the diving board and waterfall area swimming be shut down until the murkiness receded No matter We had to be heading out anyway finally turning inexorably west for our homeward journey COMMENTS Say something Name Remember Email http Message Navigate Go Home The Numbers 3260 miles driven 30 miles ridden by ferry 105 gallons of petrol purchased 3 92 cheapest price per gallon Roseville MN 5 40 priciest price per gallon Rural Ontario 3 nights spent at friends homes 8 nights spent at hotels motels 2 nights spent at B Bs 5 nights spent camping 2625 photos taken 4 unsolicited questions about the Fit and its gas mileage 7 unsolicited admirations about our awesome Travel Scrabble kit 3 lottery tickets purchased 0 money won 24 Sandy s license plate game score 24 Sarah s license plate game score 2 1 Head s up Trival Pursuit record Sandy v Sarah 1 1 Mini golf record Sandy v Sarah 69 68 First game 51 58 Second game 1 speeding warnings received 1 speeding citations received 22 mph over limit we were driving 10 mph over limit nice Michigan state officer cited on ticket The Plan Sandy and Sarah spent 18 days road tripping around the Great Lakes This site

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    beginning with advice from strangers While at a wine tasting at Red Newt winery in the Finger Lakes we asked the pourer if she had advice about lake swimming She mentioned a small beach Smith State Park at the end of a side road We wrote it down A couple hours later after a few more tastings and a tour we found the road and drove town in search of the beach We couldn t find it We stopped and asked a resident for directions We doubled back found the road and the path to the beach and parked Just then a family of three was walking out We asked Is this the way to the beach Them Yeah but they re closing it for a half hour because of the thunderstorm rolling in Us Oh Crap Them You from out of town Us Yeah Chicago Them Welcome to the Finger Lakes You know about the gorge We did not They explained that it was private property so we could swim anytime We did not ask whose property it was They volunteered to lead us there Three minutes later they were walking us down a wooded path into an absolutely deserted gorge with deep shale walls and a shallow creek running through it Fucking gorgeous A ten minute walk and were at the natural pool and waterfall On the way we learned about our angel hosts Tim Luann and John busting our stereotypes about the congeniality of people who make a living manufacturing gun parts from home Then we well I changed and dove in I got all of five minutes swimming and exploring the gorge before it started to rain But it was worth it So many things lined up to lead us there Asking the right wine clerk Taking our time with tastings and tours Getting lost Finding this family leaving just as we were entering I m not saying it s fate nor am I pretending we wouldn t have had a great time had our plans bounced a different way In fact that s precisely the point I map out these chains of events to remind me that it s always better to leave our plans open and let the Plinko Ball of Destiny carom in whatever way it desires COMMENTS Jim Jul 17 01 43 PM Big Ben Jul 17 08 12 PM Sandy Jul 18 06 30 AM Jim Jul 20 03 52 PM Say something Name Remember Email http Message Navigate Go Home The Numbers 3260 miles driven 30 miles ridden by ferry 105 gallons of petrol purchased 3 92 cheapest price per gallon Roseville MN 5 40 priciest price per gallon Rural Ontario 3 nights spent at friends homes 8 nights spent at hotels motels 2 nights spent at B Bs 5 nights spent camping 2625 photos taken 4 unsolicited questions about the Fit and its gas mileage 7 unsolicited admirations about our awesome Travel Scrabble kit 3 lottery tickets purchased 0

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    the rest trying and failing to capture the beauty on camera Even the periodic approach of the Maid of the Mist tourist ship didn t diminish the experience each approach was a mini battle of man s attempt to corral Nature and it was easy to interpret the roar of the Falls as Nature s pitying laugh Watching Nature do its thing always leaves me with questions At Niagara why does the mist cause people s hair to stand on end Why is the approaching water so rough but the water below so calm How many people have survived drops from the top We didn t take the tour so we never found out But the wondering is half the fun It was a nice bookend to sit around the campfire and wonder some more first about the water then about the heat The day had spanned from the magnificent to the ordinary but each was wondrous in its own way COMMENTS Levi Stahl Jul 17 08 26 AM Say something Name Remember Email http Message Navigate Go Home The Numbers 3260 miles driven 30 miles ridden by ferry 105 gallons of petrol purchased 3 92 cheapest price per gallon Roseville MN 5 40 priciest price per gallon Rural Ontario 3 nights spent at friends homes 8 nights spent at hotels motels 2 nights spent at B Bs 5 nights spent camping 2625 photos taken 4 unsolicited questions about the Fit and its gas mileage 7 unsolicited admirations about our awesome Travel Scrabble kit 3 lottery tickets purchased 0 money won 24 Sandy s license plate game score 24 Sarah s license plate game score 2 1 Head s up Trival Pursuit record Sandy v Sarah 1 1 Mini golf record Sandy v Sarah 69 68 First game 51 58

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    hard to get used to I think we both felt a little odd sitting down to relax in so many coffeeshops We may actually have had more down time yesterday than we ve had on any day so far In the evening we found an art house theater showing Dial M for Murder in 3 D and then stopped in the neighborhood for some extremely good ice cream and a little more time to sit and read This morning after a peameal bacon breakfast sandwich at the St Lawrence Market we headed out On another kind of trip to Toronto we might have done it differently researched it more planned more stops seen more neighborhoods But for this trip I think we found a pretty good compromise COMMENTS Say something Name Remember Email http Message Navigate Go Home The Numbers 3260 miles driven 30 miles ridden by ferry 105 gallons of petrol purchased 3 92 cheapest price per gallon Roseville MN 5 40 priciest price per gallon Rural Ontario 3 nights spent at friends homes 8 nights spent at hotels motels 2 nights spent at B Bs 5 nights spent camping 2625 photos taken 4 unsolicited questions about the Fit and its gas mileage 7 unsolicited admirations about our awesome Travel Scrabble kit 3 lottery tickets purchased 0 money won 24 Sandy s license plate game score 24 Sarah s license plate game score 2 1 Head s up Trival Pursuit record Sandy v Sarah 1 1 Mini golf record Sandy v Sarah 69 68 First game 51 58 Second game 1 speeding warnings received 1 speeding citations received 22 mph over limit we were driving 10 mph over limit nice Michigan state officer cited on ticket The Plan Sandy and Sarah spent 18 days road tripping around the Great

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    The views were mind blowing We d climb onto each one and just sit and stare At about the fourth outcropping we ran into our first climbers Or not climbers so much as the evidence of climbers a taut rope leading from a tree out over the edge of the cliff It was only after accidentally kicking a rock over the edge that I saw the gear and realized I should chill out and stop moving so abruptly We stuck around until the climbers came into view Climbing faces like these soundly qualifies as beautiful insanity in my book I m guilty of engaging in plenty of insane things myself but usually they involve acting in concert with the laws of gravity not fighting against them These folks have my serious respect The day was shocking in its contrast to yesterday sun where there was rain heat where there was cool bug less ness where there used be swarms of insect terror The only frustration was the incongruence of looking down on these stunning blue green shallow waters and not having any way to swim in there Then I remembered my time in the Grotto and how frigid they d be and I was happy to be too high up to be stupid enough to jump COMMENTS Say something Name Remember Email http Message Navigate Go Home The Numbers 3260 miles driven 30 miles ridden by ferry 105 gallons of petrol purchased 3 92 cheapest price per gallon Roseville MN 5 40 priciest price per gallon Rural Ontario 3 nights spent at friends homes 8 nights spent at hotels motels 2 nights spent at B Bs 5 nights spent camping 2625 photos taken 4 unsolicited questions about the Fit and its gas mileage 7 unsolicited admirations about our awesome Travel

    Original URL path: http://the.weisz.es/421/scenes-from-a-hike (2016-02-16)
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    over for dinner For 12 Canadian as if that matters anymore we supported the Lion s Head Anglican church and feasted on BBQ pork roast potatoes bean salad rolls and pie We had missed the gravy and the cooked vegetables but it was still great We met some nice retirees talked a little politics and got invited to church Two doors down from the church directly across the street from our B B there s a wedding a the Rotary Hall So far we ve had some disco hits an 80s medley the Macarena and a little Irish traditional music Our favorite was the first dance to a Brad Paisley ballad called Little Moments which is all about how even though his beloved screws shit up all the time he loves her anyway Well that s just like last year on my birthday She lost all track of time and burnt the cake And every smoke detector in the house was goin off Yeah I live for little moments like that Sandy s gone across the street to hang out with the father of the bride and the garter toss will be in a few minutes Soon the bride and groom will jump in their Just Married army jeep and Lion s Head will settle back into sleepy silence At least we hope it will be soon Otherwise we re in for a long night COMMENTS Jim Jul 12 10 16 PM Say something Name Remember Email http Message Navigate Go Home The Numbers 3260 miles driven 30 miles ridden by ferry 105 gallons of petrol purchased 3 92 cheapest price per gallon Roseville MN 5 40 priciest price per gallon Rural Ontario 3 nights spent at friends homes 8 nights spent at hotels motels 2 nights spent at B

    Original URL path: http://the.weisz.es/419/saturday-night-in-a-small-town (2016-02-16)
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    Or yesterday taking a turnoff from the road to Manitoulin and driving through an abandoned powwow ground and finding a quiet bay in Lake Huron with wide flat outcroppings for sitting and water warm enough for Sandy to take a swim We laid in the sun and relaxed content to put off the rest of our drive for a little while COMMENTS Mom Jul 13 12 38 AM Say something Name Remember Email http Message Navigate Go Home The Numbers 3260 miles driven 30 miles ridden by ferry 105 gallons of petrol purchased 3 92 cheapest price per gallon Roseville MN 5 40 priciest price per gallon Rural Ontario 3 nights spent at friends homes 8 nights spent at hotels motels 2 nights spent at B Bs 5 nights spent camping 2625 photos taken 4 unsolicited questions about the Fit and its gas mileage 7 unsolicited admirations about our awesome Travel Scrabble kit 3 lottery tickets purchased 0 money won 24 Sandy s license plate game score 24 Sarah s license plate game score 2 1 Head s up Trival Pursuit record Sandy v Sarah 1 1 Mini golf record Sandy v Sarah 69 68 First game 51 58 Second game 1 speeding warnings received 1 speeding citations received 22 mph over limit we were driving 10 mph over limit nice Michigan state officer cited on ticket The Plan Sandy and Sarah spent 18 days road tripping around the Great Lakes This site is an aggregation of their posts twitter tweets and flickr photos Subscribe to our RSS feed to follow future adventures You may email us at wandering weisz es You may also be interested in Our flickr photostream Sandy on twitter Sarah on twitter Archive A few weeks older and a little bit wiser Mon July 28 Chicago

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    of the restaurant s genesis is available to those patrons who show the curiosity Of course the food is centerpiece And the key here is the bread all of which is baked on premesis by Ellen a co owner I ordered the game burger of the day elk oh my which came on a fresh square shaped onion roll soft and chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside Sarah had the turkey club stacked between thick cut pieces of handmade toast As we sat there we helped our eyes to the passing by of several other handmade delicacies like fajitas and pizzas and triple berry pie the last piece of which we were obliged to snag for ourselves Before leaving we did a bit of research on the must eat restaurants we d pass by on our route Much of this came from Roadfood and Chowhound and friends recommendations and they ve been invaluable This particular find came from The Hunts Guide to the UP and if I can bring it any more attention I m happy to do so Can t say it strongly enough if you hit the UP put the West Bay Diner on your list COMMENTS Say something Name Remember Email http Message Navigate Go Home The Numbers 3260 miles driven 30 miles ridden by ferry 105 gallons of petrol purchased 3 92 cheapest price per gallon Roseville MN 5 40 priciest price per gallon Rural Ontario 3 nights spent at friends homes 8 nights spent at hotels motels 2 nights spent at B Bs 5 nights spent camping 2625 photos taken 4 unsolicited questions about the Fit and its gas mileage 7 unsolicited admirations about our awesome Travel Scrabble kit 3 lottery tickets purchased 0 money won 24 Sandy s license plate game

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