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Friday, September 4, 2015

Travel Day and Meeting Jackson.

Our Location today is Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

The rain storm that our area was hit with last night accelerated into a severe Thunderstorm that sounded worse than someone banging away continually on a set of drums and it didn’t stop until after 3:00 in the morning. Just ask Kathy because it kept her awake until it stopped. Setting the alarm for 7:00 in the morning on a travel day is truly a waste of time. Why, because you spend most of the night tossing and turning. You’re also awake watching the clock as the clock nears the time you set it for. It didn’t take long to have our breakfast then Kathy tackled the chore of getting things from the refrigerator and freezer while I packed away our CPAP equipment that we were taking along. 

Standing water from yesterday's storm starting to form a lake.
Once the truck was loaded it didn’t take long to get to the gas station to top off both the truck’s fuel tanks before heading over to Guardian Storage. Due to the heavy rain storm we had at the door side of the trailer the beginnings of a small lake in front of it. With Kathy’s urging I used our wooden leveling boards as stepping stones so we could load the trailer without tracking half the storage yard inside. I managed to get hitched up before Kathy had finished her packing inside. We finally hit the Highway 401 just before 9:30. 
If you look real close you'll see at least four faces in this cloud.
We stopped at the first service center at Tilbury around 10:30 for a quick stretch and a coffee. From there we drove another two hours before stopping for lunch at 12:30 at the last center before our cut off onto Highway 403. There must have been a couple hundred people all with the same idea. Luckily there were five food outlets to choose from so by 1:00 we were back on the road. 

As thick as the traffic was today for the start of a long weekend there was only one bottleneck slowdown through a construction zone on a bypass. We arrived at 3:30 at the Campark RV Resort in Niagara Falls Ontario. The goal after getting set up on our site was to visit with our son Gary and his family for the weekend. 

It was closer to 5:00 by the time we walked over and met with the kids at their campsite and were introduced to the newest part of our family our great-grandson Jackson who is nearly six months old. When we returned after supper I remembered to bring the camera to take some pictures and was surprised to see how curious this little guy was. He really got comfortable in Kathy’s arms and before we knew it he was fast asleep.
Kathy holding Jackson.

We enjoyed sitting talking with Gary and Jen and the grandchildren until the fire started dying down. We’ll be enjoying some family fun together for the rest of this long weekend. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. Jackson looks like a cute little guy. Glad that you finally got to meet with him. Enjoy your weekend.

  2. Glad your trip was uneventful. Enjoy a wonderful weekend with the family. Jackson is a doll!

  3. Enjoy your family time. Those little ones grow up too fast.

  4. I love family time and sharing. Glad you got to visit with Jackson..............
    May your travels be on the wings of God’s Angels
    Till next time
    Cyndi & Budhi

  5. We went the other way on the 403, leaving Grimsby area at 4:15 about 90 minutes after you.
    Enjoy you time in the Falls.