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Old 02-07-2013, 05:00 PM   #594
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The Trip to the BIG FALLS from 2008....

This trip was the replacement for not making it to Alaska…
Our friends from NC tagged along…
I had just finished rebuilding my Clutch on TheBeast.. Did a little shakedown ride
Then I felt that TheBeast was sound enough for this run up north.

Well we left the farm late morning .As Ron and Carolyn couldn't leave early...



I’m ready…



HB coming over our bridge..



We were to meet NormanDog and CarolinaGirl along the way up North..
Our big tunnel in Bluefield.. Kind of reminds me of the Eisenhower Tunnel in Co..



I guess I take a lot of this shot …



Ron and Carolyn were right on time at our rendezvous place..



This is one of them 3 abreast shots that I’ll take once and a while..



I got this idea of taking photos of toll booths …The things I come up with …
This guy was tickled that I took his pix…



Then we stopped for a late dinner. I had ice-cream as dessert.
And it had a little kitty cat on top…



Some where on I-77



I was having a blast as always…



It sure was a hot Aug day .. We all had cool vests on..



Capt. America ?? I mean the bike…



Yeah.. I like this area on I-77 I love to run this part.. Passing trucks ..



What a cool looking bridge …



When we finally found a motel with a few rooms …
Ya know your in trouble when ya have a swatter on the wall in the room..



They sure did have a killer band on Sat night…



It was one of the worst motels I have been in in a long time.. It was a no tell motel..



We were all very happy to leave it..



Ya have to take one of these every now and then,,,



We hit the road for about a 100 miles and stopped for some food at one on them places..



Once we ate .. It was tie to get more miles ….



Some long roads…



It was kinda of cool in the morning…



Oh cool look at all the grapes !!!!



Some where in Pa…



I saw this going down the road a Hog in a pen… LOL…



Angola ?? No not that one ..



This was the 4th. Toll



Heading for I-190



WOW Big city…



Cool building at the bottom of the glass one..



Big city skyline,,,



Was having a blast weaving in and out of traffic..And taking photos on the fly



Another toll…



In NY !!!



Now I was really digging looking around ..This was the State Park on the Falls heading to Goat Island



This is the US side of the falls…



Cool the driver waved …



Another toll.. He like getting his pix taken..



The last toll.. Thank goodness ,it was like 8 tolls …



The view from RainbowBridge…



Well the traffic here was awful !! We shut the bikes off..



We are at the border ,waiting our turn..



This was the only photo I could take at the border. They were very friendly
The guy let me ride up alongside HB..



This place looked cool..



We crossed into Canada vis Rainbow Bridge



It had been a very long time since I had been in Canada.. The last time I was 6 mos. Old ..



WOW !!! What a cool wall…



Back view .. Yeah on the fly in traffic ..



We got a pretty posh hotel room tha our friend hooked us up with 80% off..
The view.. You can see the mist from the falls…



Once we got to our hotel the skies opened up .. And it started to pour..
But we walked to the falls anyway..
The American falls on the left



Our friend Sy who hooked us up…



Even in the pouring rain it’s pretty..



Now for the let me take your pic by the falls shots..



The sound is deafening..



Wow did it rain.. That drowned rat look..



Yeah I was thinking ,how far can I lean..



A good time to reflect



A cool shot of the falls…



Ya see the rainbow !!!



So not only do ya have to watch for people but Snails Too !!!
Yuppers the sign made me smile…



Of course I would get a few flower shots in.. They had theses all up and down the streets…



There were Pretty flowers all over the place. Now remember this for later..



We went to Imax for the first time .. And saw the story about the falls.
It was pretty good ..
Plus there is a story about a Kitten that made the trip plunge over the falls in a barrel..



Our bikes had nice indoor parking spots at the hotel..



Now what way do you go??



I think we go that way…We are looking for the Casino..



WOW there is the casino !!!



The front entrance of the casino..



I saw this in side the casino.. hey it said Dragon..



While we wait to eat I took a few photos .. Ronnie in front of a huge wall painting..



I can’t stand waiting …Just so I can eat



Carolyn look very nice that evening..



A Tesla Power thingy …At the Casino



The longer the car … The shorter the ride…



Nice fountain at the casino



I’ll take a photo of anything that has or says Dragon…
With bellies full.. Time to walk it off.. Back to the falls…



This street player was cool…



Awwwww… Hey the rain stopped !!!!



Yeah like I would heed the sign…Yuppers I’m on it ..



It sure was windy out .. Blowing the rain away…



Ron enjoying a Cuban.. Of course rolled on thighs of virgins..



I saw this little fella…



It was a grand evening with fireworks over the falls…



Stay tuned of part 2 ..
The trip to the Big Falls….
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