It’s time for another Unity Travel adventure. This trip will take us from our home in Austin, Texas to Niagara Falls, Canada with several stops along the way. We started out on this adventure on June 11, 2019 with our first stop in Bossier City, LA then Fort Smith, Arkansas, from there a stop over in Fayetteville to visit Lonnie’s brother, Dan and sister-in-law Barbara. We had a wonderful visit over lunch catching up since our last visit. We were off to St. Louis, MO to view the Arch Gateway. We stayed at the Casino Queen RV park which is located at one of the Metro stops making it very convenient to catching the train to the Arch. It’s a lovely walk from the Metro stop through the inner city community garden. The Arch rises 630 feet high and is a bold monument to the pioneering spirit. We took the tram ride inside the Arch to the top of America’s tallest man-made monument for a spectacular view of the city and the Mississippi River and up to 30 miles beyond. We stopped on the walk back at a great little coffee shop, sat outdoors enjoying coffee, tea and muffins overlooking the park before catching the Metro back
On to Elkhart, Indiana for the real purpose for this trip to get hydraulic jacks that automatically level the coach with a touch of a bottom. YEAH! No more trying to get the RV leveled with blocks anymore. We love ‘em, love ‘em , love ‘em and highly recomend them if you haven’t got them. While there we walked around impressive Notre Dame the campus and enjoyed walking around the St. Joseph river in Central Park, South Bend. The park is very attractive and a great place if you have children or a dog that need a good time outdoors.
We crossed into Canada on the 18th from Detroit, Michigan. The customs agents searched the coach from top to bottom, not finding anything that concerned them off we went. Luckily no problems getting our sweet Vegas, boxer dog, across the border. We took hwy 401 for a short distance before we cut off to Essex for a stop to exchange money and grab some lunch. We drove mostly back roads getting a good view of the country side and the small communities along the way. I have to mention what a difference from the industrial U.S. side to the agricultural open land directly across the border in Canada. We were amazed at the tidiness and impressiveness of everyone’s home. We virtually saw no shabby homes or lawns. We stopped for the night at Long Point State Park in Norfolk County. I am sure it must be a lovely park but they had such an abundance of rain the park was flooded. The sites were wet, sandy and swarming with mosquitoes. We left as early as possible the next morning for Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls, Canada, Thursday, June 19th. We are staying at Scott’s Good Sam’s RV park located on Lundy Road. The WeGo bus stops across from RV park and excellent way to navigate around town and to the Falls. The Falls are absolutely breathtakingly awesome. There are three falls, the America’s, Bridal, and Horseshoe Falls. We took the Horn Blower River Boat ride that takes you directly to the bottom of each falls. Even with the poncho on you get a little wet, but it is fabulous fun, very memorable, and I highly recommend it. Other activities included the Journey behind the falls and lunch on the patio at Table Rock House Restaurant the food was average but the view priceless.
The White Water Walk is along the Niagara River where the water from the 3 falls is force into a narrow gorge. The rapids reach up to 14 feet high strictly due to the volume of water and not due to rocks under the surface.
Indianapolis, Indiana to the see the Harness Races at Harrah’s Hossier Casino, then to the Indianapolis Speed Way also known as the Brickyard, famous for the Indianapolis 500 race. We toured the museum showing the evolution of racing cars, drivers and equipment dating back to the early 1900’s to modern day formula one. There was also a Corvette show with hundreds of cars from all time periods and some racing on the track. We spent the night at the Indiana State Fair Grounds campgrounds
We are now homeward via part of the Mississippi Blues trail from St. Louis, through Mississippi and Louisiana.