Milage: 606

Hours on the Road: 12

States/Provinces: 4

Also: 2 Busses, 4 Subways

(Just Before Crossing the Border- iPhone)

Quite a bit of driving in the first day. Starting by heading South to pickup a car, and then missing the next two important exits didn’t help either. Our first stop was Hawthorne, New York. Then, completely missing our exit for the Tapan Zee Bridge, took the George Washington into New Jersey. Heading straight North after that we reached Albany about 4 hours in. Albany is 1.5 hours away from our starting point.

From Albany on was all noticeable progress. The drive was simple and straight as I90 cut through farm after farm. Utica, Syracuse, and Rochester came and went–we kept driving with a balance of chasing the border and enjoying a timelessly free feeling–or libre feeling (libre being one of the two French words I have learned. The other is service, meaning service.)

(Making Lunch-iPhone)

We finally hit the Canadian border, handed over our passports, didn’t get a cool stamp and headed to Niagara Falls.

(Canadian Border-iPhone)

(Rainbow on the Falls-Canon 60d)

(New York Side-Canon 60d)

(Joe at Niagara-Canon 60d)

(Joe Eating the Rainbow-Canon 60d)

(A Whole Lotta Water-Canon 60d)

(Niagara Falls-iPhone)

From Niagara falls we drove through the center of Toronto to get to the apartment in Scarborough. After settling in we took a bus to the subway and the subway into downtown Toronto. We were lost most of the time and paid for the same subway twice, but in the end we were able to see a nice NY-esque area.

(Coming into Toronto-Joe on the Canon 60d)

(Exiting Toronto-Joe on the iPhone)


One response to “ROAD TRIP DAY 1: NIAGARA + TORONTO”

  1. RedRoadDiaries says :

    That’s a whole lot of driving!

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