Moses Matt

So Moses could part the Red Sea and now Matt believes he can part the rain clouds.  Personally, I think he’s getting a little bit full of himself, but so far he does seem to bring good weather so who am I to complain.  Today the weather forecast called for 90% chance of rain in Buffalo/Niagara Falls.  Well sure enough, with Moses Matt it was raining to the North, East, South and West of us but we were in this little bubble all day with no rain.  So next time you’re having an outdoor party and need good weather, just invite Moses Matt!

Today was the shortest biking day of our entire trip with only a 33 mile ride from Hamburg, NY to Niagara Falls.  We decided to get up and get going in case Moses Matt’s special powers didn’t work and were on the road by 8:30a.  It’s a good thing that we had a short ride today as we took what seemed like hundreds of twists and turns to make our away around Buffalo.  We rode past what at one time had been a thriving industrial area which now resembled a ghost town.  Much of our trip has been spent riding through what once were town and cities that were important to the growth and economy of America and are now a shell of what they once were.  We rode past the old grain elevators in what was called the First Ward which at one time had been so vital to the area: http://www.buffalohistoryworks.com/grain/history/history.htm

After leaving the industrial part of Buffalo we rode a nice bike path that ran along the river and led us to Niagara Falls.  Once in Niagara Falls we met up with Brenda and Amy and then had lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe before walking around the falls and over the bridge to Goat Island to look at both the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls.  It’s amazing how much water pours over the falls every second (681,750 gallons for the Horse Falls and 75,750 for the American Falls).  Tomorrow when Sarah, Cindy and Katie are with us we’ll go for the full on tourist mode and take the Maid of the Mist boat tour of the falls.

We then came back to the hotel as we wanted to get our chores done before everyone else arrived.  Matt’s parents showed up just a little bit ago and we’re going out to dinner in a little while.  Later tonight, Matt, Brenda, Amy and are going to go to the Anchor Bar the place birthplace of Buffalo Wings before we head to the airport for the 11:10p arrival of Sarah, Cindy and Katie.

Here’s pictures from today:

Amy cheering our morning departure with her cowbells!

Welcome to Buffalo…as you can see we didn’t come in the scenic way.

The First Ward which had been the heart of grain shipping back in the day

Some of the old grain elevators

Lighthouse in Buffalo

Old warships and submarine in the harbour

Great bike path we rode after Buffalo on the way to Niagara Falls

Almost there…

Amy enjoying lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls

We’re here…3,380 miles after leaving San Francisco,CA and we’re at Niagara Falls, NY!

Enjoying the falls with Amy and Brenda

One of the many pictures of the falls.  Expect quite a few more in tomorrow’s blog…

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2 thoughts on “Moses Matt

  1. Wow, at Niagra… that really puts the distance into perspective! Home-stretch now, see you in a few in J-Town!

  2. Mayor Ed

    Please take a picture of all with the traditional Maid of the Mist raingear. You’ll love it.

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