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October 4, 2013

USA side of Niagara Falls, what a let down

USA side of Niagara Falls, what a let down

Well we went to Niagara Falls and didn’t do much research so we booked into a hampton inn on the USA side.

Well what a mistake! The USA side is just Indian restaurants, empty lots, boarded up houses, run down closed motels and a huge ass ugly casino. It’s scummy, really scummy and down and out. Considering the USA side has the falls and everyone is visiting the falls on that side is amazing that it’s lost the advantage it once had(in 1940) and has fallen so afraid below the grade.

But one advantage we found is that after 6pm the parking lot beside the rainbow bridge is free, and you can simply walk on over into canada and have a great time! We simply used our passport cards and entered canada, had a great if not expensive dinner and walked back a couple of hours later.

I’ll add some photos of it shortly.

 

Canada side hustle and bustle

Canada side hustle and bustle

The canada side at night

The canada side at night

USA side, notice how depressed it is

USA side, notice how depressed it is

Canada on the right

Canada on the right

September 27, 2013

Lobster roll state

Lobster roll state

You have to eat lobster in maine..on every corner you see the sweet meat is for sale. We stopped in at Traceys seafood which is just a mile or so north of the small town of sullivan maine on route 1.

 

The address on google maps and most GPS seems wrong, the lat long is 44.499693,-68.147617

Its on the corner of US 1 and Grange Hall Rd, Sullivan, ME 04627  or click here to see on google maps 

 

$5 each is all it cost for this amazing roll.

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The small shop has inside dining or do as we did and drive a mike south to the bayside picnic area.

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September 26, 2013

Starting the day..maine style

Great start to the day at ocean point inn at east booth bay maine

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September 26, 2013

Lobster tour maine 2013

Our favorite food… fresh maine lobsters.

Kennebunkport lunch stop.

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August 24, 2013

Naples

Naples

Well we moved back to Naples Florida, it feels like home here, dont know why, will never know why. Its familiar and normal to us. A lot of people dont like Naples, they say its too perfect and groomed, but for us we like it. And the sunsets you can never get sick of!

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May 5, 2012

How to make a cheap wine bucket

Today we went looking for a cheap wine bucket… something we could throw in some ice and wine or beer… but the buckets for sale are either too big or too expensive.

So we went into bed bath and beyond and found in the bathroom area trash cans!  Yep for $20 you can get a stainless steel trash can and presto you have a ice bucket.

Take a look….

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January 9, 2010

George has crossed the rainbow bridge

We are lucky we bought the animals back from the USA, as we don’t think we could have dealt with a sick and dieing animal in India. By our standards India its just not humane in the treatment of animals or what you do with their body after the death.

George our cat we adopted in 1997 in Malacca Malaysia from the Humane Society died this week. He was perfect one day and the next day his temperature was dangerously low and he was having multiple organ failures. We will never know what he succumbed to, but he is now with his favorite dog buddies, Rover and Maddie, and Oscar.

But what other cat do you know has lived in 6 countries, flown numerous flights, lived in all climates from and tropical island in the Indian Ocean, to 9000ft up a mountain in Colorado’s Rockies. He had a great life, and run many miles and climbed and fell from many a tree (he was named after the movie George of the Jungle as he had a knack of falling from tries like the movie character).

George with his buddy Oscar