Niagara Falls, Canada Travel Guide - Must-See Attractions
Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States; more specifically, between the province of Ontario and the state of New York. They form the southern end of the Niagara Gorge.
From largest to smallest, the three waterfalls are the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. The Horseshoe Falls lie on the Canadian side and the American Falls on the American side, separated by Goat Island. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls are also located on the American side, separated from the other waterfalls by Luna Island. The international boundary line was originally drawn through Horseshoe Falls in 1819, but the boundary has long been in dispute due to natural erosion and construction.
Located on the Niagara River, which drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, the combined falls form the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, with a vertical drop of more than 165 feet (50 m). Horseshoe Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North America, as measured by vertical height and also by flow rate. The falls are located 17 miles (27 km) north-northwest of Buffalo, New York and 75 miles (121 km) south-southeast of Toronto, between the twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York.
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America on Wheels Museum - Allentown, Pennsylvania
Our visit to America on Wheels Museum in Allentown, PA.
Vehicles from the Transformer Movies and a Mack Truck simulator were the highlight for the kids but there were tons of cars, trucks, motorcycles and specialty vehicles on display. Definitely a great half day stop if you are in the area although I could have spent an entire day there. The HubCap Cafe on the upper floor is a cool spot to check out, too!
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America on Wheels is an over-the-road transportation museum in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania in the United States.
The 43,000 square feet (4,000 m2) museum offers over 23,000 square feet (2,100 m2) of exhibit space divided into three main galleries and several smaller exhibits. The museum houses rotating exhibits on the second floor. Also on the second floor is the HubCap Cafe, and a vehicle art gallery featuring artists such as Bill Bravo.
The museum's collection features over 75 bicycles, motorcycles, automobiles and trucks in exhibits telling the story of people and products on the move from the days of the carriage to the vehicles of tomorrow.
The museum also houses the archives of Mack Trucks.
As early as 1989, Allentown city officials had announced plans to revitalize an old industrial area, which included the abandoned Arbogast & Bastian meat packing plant, along the Lehigh River. This redevelopment, which was to be known as Lehigh Landing, was to include a museum, a brewery, walking trails, a footbridge across the river, and a promenade for festivals. Development was hindered by fundraising problems, environmental remediation issues, and even a national debate on pork barrel government spending. After three separate groundbreakings (2001, 2004 and 2005), the museum, which cost over $17 million to build, was officially opened to the public on April 12, 2008.
Collection & exhibits
1889 Nadig Gas-Powered Carriage
A historically important part of the museum's collection is the 1889 Nadig Gas-Powered Carriage, one of the first gas-powered vehicles driven in America. Henry Nadig, a German-born mechanic living in Allentown, built his gas-powered carriage in 1889, two years before Charles E. Duryea's first gas-powered automobile. Police forced him to drive the carriage at night, because during the day it scared horses. The vehicle was discovered rusting in a collapsed shed in Allentown, and restored.
The collection of the America on Wheels is minimal as the majority of the vehicles on display are on loan. The West Gallery changes every six months based on a new theme. A number of the vehicles are on loan from the Mack Truck Museum of Allentown PA.
Beautiful Rivers Of Allegheny Region Southwest Pennsylvania
Including the Monogahela River and the Youghiogheny River. Videos de rios de Norteamerica. Ve la belleza y tranquilidad de estos rios bonitos del estado de Pennsylvania America Del Norte. Hidrografia. Beauty Of Pennsylvania's Rivers, filmed mostly in Southwest Pa. in the Allegheny Pittsburgh region.
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Journey back in time through cobbled streets of Philadelphia and uncover a wealth of national treasures – the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the U.S. Constitution to name a few. Nearby, Valley Forge puts the American Revolution into context at the National Center for American Revolution and Gettysburg is an important historical shrine. Visit an artist’s studio in the woods where Wharton Esherick, an important American artist and sculptor worked with wood - the studio he built is now a museum for his creations. Take a ride down scenic back roads through Covered Bridges and past Painted Barns (“advertising barns”), which tell their own stories about early America. Pittsburgh, a city once known for pollution, has changed direction and is becoming one of the cleanest cities in America. Go inside their new convention center to see what makes a building ‘green.' Meet hundreds of rare, exotic birds at the National Aviary. Farming is a way of life and agriculture is still the most important industry in the state. Modern dairy farmers tend to hundreds of acres of crops with huge harvesting equipment while their Amish neighbors perform the same tasks the old fashioned way - using only horses and mules.
Discover Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves
Discover the forest adventure trail, bird cage overlook, treehouse and suspension bridge. Follow the Lost River to explore jagged rock walls, gigantic boulders, rock-strewn glacial caves, and cascading waterfalls. Complete your experience by panning for gemstones or a stroll through the nature garden and gift shop. See why Lost River Gorge is considered one of New Hampshire’s greatest natural wonders.
Biltmore House Road Trip - Dixie Caverns
How I spend my summer vacation: Biltmore House Road Trip
For the longest time my wife has wanted to see the Biltmore House, a mansion built near Asheville, North Carolina by George Washington Vanderbilt II between 1889 and 1895 and still stands as the largest privately-owned home in the United States. Even though the last couple of summers things came up that prevented me from keeping my promise to take her there this summer we were able to go on what I like to call our Biltmore House Roadtrip
According to Mapquest the trip from Allentown, PA to Asheville, NC should take around 10 hours, if driven non-stop. That was a bit much to do non-stop so we decided to stop at a couple of places on the way down and on the way back.
I used to do a lot of caving in my younger days so I enjoy visiting different commercial caves whenever I can and this Road trip gave me several opportunities since we drove through Virginia to get to Asheville, North Carolina.
The itinerary of the visits we decided on was in the order as follows:
Shenandoah Caverns - in Shenandoah Caverns, Virginia
Dixie Caverns - Salem, Virginia
Biltmore House - Asheville, North Carolina
Biltmore House - Asheville, North Carolina
Great Smokey Mountains Railroad - Bryson City, North Carolina
Smokey Mountain Trains - Bryson City, North Carolina
Chimney Road - Chimney Rock, North Carolina
P. Buckley Moss Museum - Waynesboro, Virginia
Grand Caverns - Grottoes, Virginia
Day 2 - Dixie Caverns
Yesterday we left Shenandoah Caverns and drove down to Salem, Virginia to get a motel room near Dixie caverns. That way we could get an early start, see the caverns and then head down to the Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina.
We ended up as the first people there, even beating the people that run the place. That turned out to be lucky for us because it ended up being only the two of us and three other people on the first tour. Even more luckier when you see all the buses full of kids that waited in the parking lot when we came back from the tour.
Dixie Caverns reminded me of the caves I used to cave in. It was kinda dark and very wet. I liked it but Kathy didn't care for it because she found the steps, of which there was a lot, wet and slippery.
Unfortunately because of how dark the cavern was the video I took was to dark to use, except for the video I did of the buses I mentioned before.
If you find yourself in the Dixie Caverns area do stop in. I think you'll enjoy it if you like caves. If your SO doesn't care for caves or caverns the is a fairly large antique mall, gift shop and rock and mineral shop that might keep then busy while you take the tour.
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Philadelphia, PA Real Estate and Housing Stats
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Philadelphia ranks as the sixth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. According the National Association of Realtors, Philadelphia's average home price in 2007 is $243,000. In 2005, the US Census Beaurea told us that the average houshold income for the state of Pennsylvania is $44,537. Philadelphia is subject to Pennsylvania's 10.8% tax rate, which ranks as the 25th most taxed state in the union.
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Driving from Cooks Forest State Park, PA to the Route 66 North country Trail Access Point
This is the drive from Cooks Forest State Park, PA at the Environmental Center to the Route 66 access point to the North Country Trail made in Mid-December 2016 after Part 12 of the Tour de North Country Trail.
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