Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Onward to Ontario

With many thanks to Frank who came in and took over for me early in dispatch yesterday, Jamie and I were able to hit the road a little bit sooner than I had originally planned for our journey north through Massachusetts and New York then onward to Canada.  The weather was great, the traffic was light, and all in all it was nice 155 miles of pavement towards our stop for the night near the University of Albany. I told Jamie to pull out the camera and take a few shots as we drove through the Berkshires but I've apparently yet to quite teach her the fine art of shooting from the passenger seat.  Still, there were a couple of decent shots.

That isn't one of 'em! 

Being that we were driving west, the sun was either doing pretty things like playing hide and seek behind the clouds or causing major road glare!

I thought I had done a good job of cleaning the windshield but apparently not! 

This was the "Welcome to New York" sign which was hidden behind a bunch of road construction vehicles.  I think Jamie did well to get any sort of shot at all considering the location and the fact that we were whipping by at 65 mph!

This morning we'll continue heading west a little bit before we take a turn towards the north and the Thousand Islands region of upper New York State en route to the Canadian border. I thought it would be nice to approach Toronto from the east around Lake Ontario rather than drive up past Niagara Falls as that area is on tap for tomorrow and the next day. So ... time to pack up and hit the road before the sun gets any higher in the sky. After all, Hugh Jackman awaits!


  1. Jamie did do well getting those shots! Enjoy your trip, eagerly awaiting hearing more about it. :)

  2. let her drive so you can take photos! ha ha ha

    smiles, bee

  3. Anonymous10:07 AM EDT

    LOL @ Bee! I love passenger seat photos... It's just like being there... speed and all!

  4. Have a safe and wonderful trip. :)

  5. I'm coming along!

    Big hugs from sunny, cool MI honey...

  6. Yay! I was wondering if you were going to be near the 1000 Islands. Its one of my most favorite places in the world. I have spent many summer vacations there with my family, fishing, camping, boating....

    Can't wait to see your beautiful pictures. Hope Jamie is enjoying her time with you before she says farewell for awhile.

    Travel safe!

  7. I suspect that no one ever does a perfect job of cleaning the windshield. I took my Liberty through a car wash the other day. Even though they hand brushed the windows and tires before sending us through, we came out the other end still with bug guts on some parts of the windshield.


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