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Sackets Harbor, New York
The Great Lakes Tour
Day 1 - Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Ended here:

Corfu, New York

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Today did not start well. The Navigator exhibited severe triskaidekaphobia when he got up this morning. For a while I thought I was going to have to find a veterinarian, but I talked him into eating some treats topped off by a Greenie and he recovered quickly. Sometimes I think a Greenie will cure anything :)

This trip had an unusual start in that it started at 3 in the afternoon. That's when The Navigator and I arrived at the starting point.

Lake Ontario is big and beautiful. The wind was blowing stirring up whitecaps. Very scenic.

I had planned to spend tonight at a Wal*Mart in Rochester, NY. We visited three stores. All were filthy and I would not feel safe spending the night in the parking lot. So we made a detour and are at a Flying J in Corfu, NY. Off track but safe.

I've always been an enthusiastic supporter of Wal*Mart. Those stores definitely do not live up to the Wally standard.

Sorry there aren't more pictures. I had planned to stop about 6pm tonight. But that hope got dashed when we spent three hours finding a place to camp.

With a little luck we may get to visit Niagara Falls tomorrow. Maybe I can find a barrel that's Navigator sized :)

Quote For Today

The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing and then marry him.
               ~ Cher

Questions and answers about Australian tourism
Background information is here

From the UK:
Q: Does it ever get windy in Australia? I have never seen it rain on TV, how do the plants grow?.

A: We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around watching them die.

From the USA:
Q: Will I be able to see kangaroos in the street?

A: Depends how much you've been drinking.

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What could be more fitting than to start with a state sign for June? The St. Lawrence River connects the Great Lakes with the Altantic Ocean. Here's the river in Clayton, NY. The far shore is Canada. Lake Ontario through the trees.
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From Dorothy in SC: Some more great truths that adults have learned:

1) Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to a tree.
2) Wrinkles don't hurt.
3) Families are like fudge... mostly sweet, with a few nuts.
4) Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.
5) Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.
6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy.

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A guy shopping in a supermarket noticed a little old lady following him around. If he stopped, she stopped. Furthermore she kept staring at him. She finally overtook him at the checkout, and she turned to him and said, "I hope I haven't made you feel ill at ease; it's just that you look so much like my late son."

He answered, "That's okay."

"I know it's silly, but if you'd call out 'Good bye, Mom' as I leave the store, it would make me feel so happy." She then went through the checkout, and as she was on her way out of the store, the man called out, "Goodbye, Mother." The little old lady waved and smiled back at him.

Pleased that he had brought a little sunshine into someone's day, he went to pay for his groceries.

"That comes to 121.85," said the clerk.

"How come so much! I only bought 5 items..."

The clerk replied, "Yeah, but your Mom said you'd pay for her things, too."

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