After our fun in Ohio, we left the helicoptor landing-site (after being mistaken for Paul's wife and being thanked for my service to the country!) and hit a mid-west landmark: Steak 'n Shake. It did not disappoint.
From there we hustled up to Niagara Falls. I
had booked a hotel while sitting on my butt in front of the TV at
Becky's house in Ohio and it turned out to be further from the falls
than I thought - once we'd gotten there, checked in, and charted a
path to the falls it was later in the day than I wanted. We hit a
drive-through and drove madly towards the falls parking lot which was
a road-trip in and of itself! Parked, hereded the boys out of the car,
down the paths, down a great big hill...and there we were!
We looked over the falls and got drenched by the spray. We picnicked
on the grass near the falls. We pooped in our pants and hid the poop
in the bushes and tucked the underpants neatly into the trash. One of
us did, anyway. We washed our hands on McDonalds napkins and water
from our water bottles. It was fun.
Hotel again, some swimming there the next day, and then off for the most anticipated part of the trip: our
house-swap in Vermont!