B: It's finally executing an ANT script...
Z: A what?
B: An ANT script?
Z: Ohhh... I thought you said an ass rip.
*we're getting tired and punchy...*
…I promised Morrigon I would take her to Niagara Falls today. She has only been in Upstate New York for about six months and we haven’t really had a chance to see some of the sights here, mostly due to my busy travel schedule. But we made plans to make the thirty-minute drive up to Niagara Falls and see a whole lot of falling water.
I still had the rented convertible this morning, so the ride would be a lot nicer than rolling out in my clunky old truck or the beat-up old delivery van (which would get even further beat-up later in the day, but that’s a different story). With camera in hand, we set out for Niagara Falls just a little before noon.
The weather was wonderful; mid-70’s on the F scale, (that would be in the 20C range for the rest of the world). The sun was shining as we hit the highway. The skies seemed a bit darker further north, but undaunted we made our way to Niagara Falls State park.
As we reached Niagara Falls we could see more ominous storm clouds on the northern horizon. Although it was still warm and sunny, we could see that the weather would be changing.
We parked and made the walk though the park to the trail that runs along the upper river and the first rapids approaching the falls themselves. Still, the weather was wonderful. Right across from the park is a Hard Rock Café and I suggested we could have lunch there after touring the falls a bit and taking some pictures.
That was so very, very cool. Thank you for sharing that with us.
Loved the pictoral essay.
I really love it when you write. You have a wonderful way with words. Beautiful pictures and a beautiful story of a simple day. :D
Amazing pictures and description. I always wanted to see the falls and reading this and seeing a small glimpse has made me put it on my summer to do list :)
That was one of the coolest experiences with seeing something for the first time.
It was perfect! It couldn't have been better!
Well...Maybe if we had brought towels... *big hugs* thank you !
Amazing photos, great writting!
I haven't been to the falls in about 30 years! Damn I'm old!
…it turned into a total fiasco.
From the 90 minute wait for a car, to the 30 minute wait just to return the car. The horrible gas station I stopped at that couldn’t even print a receipt… the construction…the traffic… the blazing heat…
…then the storm started to pass through.
Flight to Buffalo… cancelled. Grabbed a flight to Rochester… an hour delay, but they didn’t even have a plane to cover it. Grabbed a flight to Syracuse, boarded the plane and then sat around waiting… waiting… waiting… what are we waiting for? Apparently we were waiting for them to decide to move two passengers from coach to first class… wow, that’s awesome. And they waited just long enough to let the second wave of the storm to roll in and… another ground stop.
So we get to sit, on the plane, at the gate. Can’t fly. Can’t go back in the terminal. Just... sit... and wait.
If anyone ever questions why I hate Philadelphia, all I can offer is… go there. Find out for yourself.
I wouldn’t complain if these problems were occasional occurrences but they are all too frequently the rule, not the exception.
Sorry KC and Gina… I love you guys, but one nice evening out with you doesn’t give a shine to the turd this city has been to me. And it’s not just the airport… I have story after story of this city and the vast majority of them are negative.
I beg someone to actually show me the good side of the city the next time I’m there. Prove me wrong, please.
Now hours behind schedule, I’ll get into Syracuse after midnight and face a two and a half hour drive to Buffalo… and still work to be done tonight, for tomorrow morning.
I need wine… and sleep…
Some Mighty Taco wouldn’t hurt either but I guess I’ll miss that too…
I could have totally brought you Mighty Taco...
No wait...I was toasted...Never mind.
I can bring you some now! :)
You brought me Sushi... SOOOO much better...
The city of brotherly love...ummm...not so much
HEY you can't hate philly i am there :P how could you not love killadelphia the ugly city of brotherly shove.
I just live near there...I'm FROM Connecticut!
We like to visit Philly, but we limit it to places we know well. Parts of it suck big time!
Today’s lesson… how not to return your car to the rental facility.
First, you should probably be going less than 50 MPH on the return ramp. Second, you should be aware of other vehicles in the road and NOT hit them.
Please review the following image for futher detail...
FUCK! Give me a god damn flamethrower. I NEED to bring justice to this situation.
Did you say rental or mental facility?
In that photo what is on the left, in front of the car and beside the policeman ... looks like a lama in a blazer :D
I really, really, REALLY, wish Philly wasn't such an exercise in stupidity...
I'm truly beginning to understand why you hate that airport so much.
Hmm.. so lets see what happened today...
...I got up at 5:30AM to drive to Cleveland, in a heavy rain. I drove there twice earlier this year in snowstorms both times... I guess me driving to Cleveland must be the Earth's signal to make something fall from the sky...
...I sat around most of the day and did... little to nothing.
...the one time I did have to work in a clinical area, a nurse happily informed me that the patient she was working with right when I got there had something highly contangeous and therefore I was exposed...
....I dealt with government employees who would prefer to simply bitch about the fact we were there to improve their processes rather than do actual work and learn the new processes...
...everyone from the hospital went home at 3:30, so I had to quit "working" as well.
...I wanted to take pictures in the park near the hospital, but of course it was pouring.
...I parked at a meter near my hotel just to get in, check in and find out where the hotel parking actually was... I put a quarter in the meter, figuring 25 minutes would be enough time. I got back to my car around 26 minutes later and there was already a parking ticket on it.
Cleveland is NOT endearing itself to me...