|Our campground in Akron, New York
In the afternoon we arrived at Sleepy Hollow Lake Campground in the small town of Akron, not too far from infamous Attica Prison, where riots occured in the 1960's.
Tuesday brought a much anticipated day trip; first to Lockport, NY where we saw locks in operation. We were fortunate to see a boat go through the locks while we were there. I only captured one photograph and a movie clip.
|Locks #34 and #35 at Lockport, NY
From Lockport we went to Niagara Falls. Wayne had been several times, but this was a "first" for me to see the falls. It was as spectacular as I had hoped. Niagara Falls State Park turned 125 years old this year (2010) and it is the first state park created in the US. The day was sunny, about 82 degrees.
|Niagara Falls State Park
|American Falls and the Rainbow Bridge
|Cave of the Winds walkway.
|Fort Niagara is at Youngstown, New York
|Fort Niagara is at the point where the Niagara River runs into Lake Ontario.
The park looks across the 50 mile stretch of water to Toronto.
On a clear day you can see the buildings in downtown Toronto.
|The Old Fort Niagara Lighthouse
Finally, we drove onto Grand Island to find where Wayne was stationed while he was in the military service. We looked for an office building he wanted to see, but were unable to locate it.