Monday, July 18, 2011

Niagra Falls...the hard way.

So today was our first full day on the trip. We left Bristol late Sunday afternoon and made it to a campground north of Utica. We were up and on the road at 8:30 this morning ready to hit Niagra Falls by lunchtime. But, it started to rain partway there and our wiper motor stopped working properly. It would go, then stop, then go, etc.
I pulled over at a service/rest stop in Oneida, and they agreed to look at it. After about 20 min. The mechanic came out and stated that the motor was overheating and had to be replaced, it would take 2-3 hours to get part and put in.
So we went across the street to the Casino!! We wandered around got smoothies and then headed over to the sports complex. They had an indoor driving range, so we hit golf balls for 40 min. It turns out that Sam is quite a natural!
When we got back to the shop, the mechanic pulled me into the garage area and explained to me that the motor they ordered (refurbished) did not work, so they put mine back in, there would be no charge. Really! 3 hours and we were right where we started!!!!
So we headed to Niagra Falls. Awesome! We saw the falls, did the Maid of the Mist, and took lots of pictures. We are now on Lake Eerie about an hour south of Buffalo. Tomorrow we will try to get as close to Chicago as we can! There is a garage waiting with the wiper motor we need there.


  1. Come back the Southern route - you need to stop in NC for a visit! We promise music, bbq and intense heat!

    The Riggs Family