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RichandLiz

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Hello All! We finally found the time to upload some pictures of our recent trip around Lake Ontario in Canada. (CT – NY – Niagara Falls – Toronto – Ottawa – Montreal – Quebec City – VT – CT) We were gone for a total of 3 weeks, drove 1950 miles, $612 on gas, $2000 total including all expenses along the way (gas / food/ lodging / entertainment / beverages). $0.31 per mile for gas / $1 per mile overall. I tried to summarize with pictures throughout. Hope you enjoy and do not find them to be too much!!!

Rich & Liz

First night camping in the driveway of a friend’s home in Syracuse, NY

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Maid of the Mist – Niagara Falls – American Falls in the background

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View from the top of Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian Side

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A shot of us from Journey Beyond the Falls

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Dufferin Park just down the road from the falls. Nice quiet place for dinner away from all the people.

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Vineyards in the Niagara-on-the-lake region. Vineyards had free tasting. Stopped at a park on the way back to Niagara for dinner prior to seeing Niagara at night.

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Falls are lit up nightly. Two nights a week had fireworks. Sorry no photos…took video instead
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Welland Canal – Serious of canals between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. One of the things I remembered most clearly from my trip with family in 1982. Much different now. Many more gates.
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Toronto waterfront. Stayed with friends in nearby Oakville and took the Go Train into the city.

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CN Tower – Toronto – Lines were over 2 hours long. yikes…..We took a look at the menu of the 360 Degree restaurant above the lookout. For $13 more each than the elevator ride, we could enjoy a dinner, cut the line direct to the restaurant, enter the observation deck and glass floor, and re-enter the restaurant for the elevator back down.

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Steam Whistle Brewery – Toronto – Directly across from the CN Tower – FREE BEER!!!! A fine way to wait for our dinner reservation.

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Dinner at the CN Tower – Restaurant rotated around the city. We had the first reservations for evening (4:30) so we were seated along the window.

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After leaving Toronto, we drove Route 2 and Route 33 along Lake Ontario.

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Camped at Sandbanks Provincial Park along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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The beach at Sandbanks

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Brewery in Picton Ontario in Prince Edward Province along Lake Ontario.

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In order to complete your travels on Route 33 you need to cross on a ferry. As we were driving we saw signs for a ferry but did not realize we would need to take it. Lucky for us, we had a front row spot. Felt like I was driving on water.

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Continued on Route 2 up along the St. Lawrence through Kingston and the Thousand Islands.

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Parliment Building in Ottawa Canada.

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View from the Parliament overlooking the Ottawa River

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Locks along the Rideau Canal connecting the Ottawa River with the St. Lawrence. These locks were manually operated and cost $0.90 per linear foot.

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Taking a break after touring Ottawa. Love having the TC with me….after finding a parking spot. Actually Ottawa was one of the easiest. Several lots and the garages were over 13 feet high.

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Camping at Voyager Provincial Park along Route 40 at the Ontario / Quebec line.

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The Biosphere in Montreal. Enjoyed a nice lunch prior to enjoying.

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The Ecological House- Created for a competition in Washington DC. House is self sustaining with solar panels and water catchment system.

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Driving through Montreal.

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Entering Quebec

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Camping in Levis, Quebec along the St. Lawrence. Camping de la Martiniere. Five miles from the ferry across to Quebec City

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Quebec City was celebrating its 400 anniversary. We were there for the parade of the giants.

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Levis Pier – Ferry for $2.50 directly to Quebec City across the river. Found out we could have camped out here for $10 including parking all day long. Parking was along the Levis bike trail.

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Bike rack I rigged up in the rear seat of my truck to carry the bikes with materials I had lying around the garage.

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Cycling in Levis along the St. Lawrence overlooking Quebec City.

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More cycling on Grand Isle in Vermont on Lake Champlain.
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Burlington Vermont – Difficult time parking. Was having a hard time finding an open spot along the metered streets so figured being a pop-up I might fit into a garage. It looked to be about 13 or so feet high and no height markings. Figured if it wasn’t marked, must be about the same throughout. WRONG!!! After driving in and going around the bend the beam was maybe ½ “ higher than I was. Not enough for me to chance. Figured with the slope or patching on the ground, I would run into trouble. After finding a parking guard, I had to back out. Located a church that let me use their lot.

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Bluegrass concert at Snowfarm Vineyard on Grand Isle VT. Had a spot in the front and were able to cook dinner and hang right along side the camper
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We were the last ones to leave as we enjoying the moon!!
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More cycling on the causeway trail between Burlington and Grand Isle
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Ended the trip with a visit with other friends in Danville Vermont.
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Drive home through Vermont.
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Thanks for looking!!!

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Posted: 08/24/08 08:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Beautiful pictures. I felt like I was there with you. Sorry I missed out on the free beer though!

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Posted: 08/24/08 08:17pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice trip. Next time in Vt I can show you a few of the local brew pubs. See you in NY.

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Posted: 08/24/08 08:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow, great pictures, I always loved driving thru Canada using that route. Any more pictures of Montreal?
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Great pics, thanks


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Posted: 08/24/08 10:57pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm jealous, those pics were great. How long were you on the road and where did you cross the border.

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Posted: 08/25/08 02:12am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Beautiful pictures and it looks like you guys had a fine trip.


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Posted: 08/25/08 05:01am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very comprehensive report! There are *never* too many pics for a trip Report [emoticon]

If you're ever driving from Vermont to Montreal/vice-versa, PM me.

I'll get your report into Trip Reports next Sunday...

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Posted: 08/25/08 08:55am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Excellent pictures, and a great trip.


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Geat trip.

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