Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Great Lakes

Shelley and Peter were kind enough to give us a bunch of furniture for our new house.  We went up to  PA to pick it up and made a long vacation out of the journey.  We stayed in Pittsburgh for a night and then went up to the Great Lakes.  I have never been up to that part of the country.  It was more beautiful than I pictured.


Our first stop was Presque Isle State Park on Lake Erie.  It was so windy and the waves were huge (for a lake).







Emma wasn't so sure about the strong waves


The boys, on the other hand, wouldn't get out.





It was just like the ocean without the nasty salt water.


We stopped at the Tom Ridge Environmental Education Center


Our next stop was in Buffalo at the Anchor Bar, home of the first buffalo wing.  Josh has been wanting to stop here and try the first wing!


We camped on Lake Erie in the heart of wine county



The campground had a pool


Our campsite in the trees.  No one was around



There was a playground too


and a fishing pond


Notice the vineyard in the background



This is my favorite pic.  Emma trying to "pee like my boys"


In true Black Mtn Scala style, we forgot our mugs.  We are never really prepared.


Coffee in a pan, yes please.


We asked the boys to watch Emma while we packed up camp.  They decided that they needed to tie her to them to keep her safe.  I might try that.....


Road trippin with a 3 year old


Bucket stuck on her head


Our next stop was Lake Ontario


I love this kid



The sunset from our campground was amazing






Trying to get a photo when WWF erupted 





More swimming in Lake Ontario







The boys were fascinated with a dead carp




Two tents tonight at 4 Mile Creek State Park. 


Next stop: Niagara Falls.  Check out the mist from the falls.  We thought it was a fire.


The Maid of the Mist boat ride




The elevator that takes you down to the boat




Emma was not impressed




We were soaked




Looking at the Canadian side


Shopping


The Rainforest Cafe for lunch