Familiar signs along our 14ish hour trip: road construction and toll/turnpike signs. Yee$$h. There may be a reason we typically head west for vacations. :)
Niagara Falls, NY
Stone wall/steps leading down to beach at Lake Ontario. (At one time there was a hotel here. It currently is a quiet park.) In the blink of an eye we spent over two hours on a park bench, on top of this wall over looking the lake. It was a small, tourist town that was hidden to the world.
We had a few hours to waste. So we rented some lounge chairs from the beach hut. It was a warm (80), sunny day, but the
breeze wind from the water made it cool. It was a wonderful, spur of the moment, mix-business-with-pleasure getaway for us.
The gigantic Erie County Fair. Lucky for us they had a Truck/Tractor Pull the day we were there. As strange as it seems, I get (almost as) excited as my husband to watch the smoke, listen to the engines, seeing the dirt fly. Good thing, considering my hubby and his brother have their own pulling tractor, so we're no strangers to the sound of engines revving.
While our getaway was short -n- sweet and very much needed/appreciated, we couldn't wait to get home to the kiddos.