Tuesday, June 01, 2010


Just wanted to fill you in on a few details of the trip. We left on the Wednesday before Memorial Day. We had 7 bikes & 9 people (Mike & I, Lynn & Dale, Glenn & Kathy, Lori & Mike and Ray) on the first leg of the trip. We headed to the port of Milwaukee and took the Lake Express across Lake Michigan to Muskegon, MI. It was a very nice ride. Once we got to Michigan, we drove east towards Detroit. We stayed with Glenn's sister & hubby (Amy & Jeff) for the first night. They live near Detroit.

Jeff joined us on his bike and Amy came later in the car as we headed from MI to Canada. We made our border crossing with ease and headed to Thorold, Ontario to spend Thursday, Friday & Saturday at the Inn at Lock 7. It's a nice little inn on the Welland Canal owned by Ed & Patty. We couldn't have asked for better hosts! They took very good care of us. We literally had huge barges going through the back yard. Very cool to watch. Friday we spent the day at Niagara Falls seeing the sites. We journeyed behind the falls and took a ride on the Maid of the Mist. All very cool. We finished the night with a dinner buffet at the Skylon Tower. The food was great! The company even better! After dinner we saw a beautiful sunset from the observation deck & then watched the fireworks over the falls. It was very cool to look down on the fireworks.

On Saturday, Ed & Patty took us on an awesome ride. We took a scenic ride through the canadian country side to Port Dover on Lake Erie. We ate at a great restaurant & had lots of laughs. We walked out to a light house and took in the view. After that, we headed back to the Inn for a night of drinks, pizza and wings in the back yard as we watched the ships go through the lock.

On Sunday, we packed up and headed back to MI for another night at Jeff & Amy's. I rode in the car with Amy from Thorold to their house. Let me tell you, nothing gets between Amy & her posse:) Monday we headed to Muskegon to catch the ferry back to WI. It was pretty uneventful. We managed to dodge the rain. We did stop to put on our rain gear, but by the time we were back on the highway, the rain stopped. Another nice boat ride across Lake MI and then home.

We had such a good time. So many laughs and such good company! We are already talking about where to go next!

Niagara Falls
We got back last night from our bike trip to Niagara Falls. We had a great time! More details to follow.

1 comment:

Goodfido said...

Great pictures Jilly!! Looks like a lot of fun.