We got on the road this morning, starting with a trip to Dunkin Donuts, because in my family every road trip has to start there. The car is loaded with snacks and water. We have hours and hours of audio books and we started with the first Harry Potter, maybe we'll make it to the last one by the time we hit Wyoming. Plus we wrote out all the states in alphabetical order and have already scored 16 states on the license plate game.
We started off going on the Mohawk Trail (Route 2) through the Berkshires. The drive was beautiful, we got to go up and down the hills through scenic little towns and even saw two deer just hanging out in a creek at one point. Lunch was leftover pasta which we enjoyed sitting on the tailgate of the Subaru while sitting in the parking lot of the Brunswick Community Library. R has done most of the planning for this trip so I got to sip my coffee and start flipping through the guide book, planning some of our adventures and booking our hotel for the night. Once we got to Grand Island NY we checked into the room (and were upgraded which is always a good start to a trip) and enjoyed relaxing a little.
R had to pull me up off the bed and out the door so that we could see the falls at night but as soon as we got out of the car I forgot about being sleepy. We got there right as the sun was setting and the lights started to come on, quite the view, even with all the development in the background.
Anyone for a barrel ride? Tomorrow morning we'll get an early start and start off with a trip to Goat Island to see the falls in the daylight. Then we'll be off to Cleveland for a quick stop at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, then on to Southbend, IN where R is very excited to see the "Touch Down Jesus" on the Notre Dame campus.