Travel to Palm Springs California from Ottawa, Canada

We left Ottawa on Sept 16th on our 2 month vacation, driving to Niagara Falls, Ontario the first night. Niagara Falls is a special place for the kids as well as the adults. From all the tacky shows and games to the magnificent Canadian and US falls to the two casinos, there is something for everyone. We visited the brand new Fallsview casino, had some luck at the slot machines and enjoyed a free dinner buffet. We highly recommend visiting the Fallsview Casino.

Next morning we were up early and on our way. Since it was a Sun morning there was no traffic crossing the Bridge to Niagara Falls, New York and we were across the border in no time at all. The only negative we encountered was customs. Seems that the customs agent cannot believe I can take two months vacation and drive to California and back. Enjoy some of the pictures we took of the falls!


Canadian side of the Falls .Niagara Falls - Clifton Street - Carol

American side of the falls .American Falls

One of the restaurants that we always stop at is the Cracker Barrel. Everything tastes home made and of course the prices are low and there are no calories to speak of. From southern fried chicken with hot biscuits and gravy to mom's apple pie, you cannot go wrong anytime you eat at one of these Cracker Barrel eateries.

Cracker Barrell Rest

Once we left Niagara Falls, it gets a bit boring for the next 3000 or so kilometers. We passed by Chicago and on to Council Bluffs, Iowa. For those of you who do not know your American geography, Council Bluffs is across the Missouri river from Omaha, Nebraska. We stayed at a Harrah's hotel and casino. The hotel is very nice, however the riverboat casino leaves something to be desired. They also have a sister casino in Council Bluffs called the Horseshoe Casino. It is much more modern and pleasant, however neither were paying when we were there. At Harrah's, they have a great buffet for $9.99 plus tax!

Next we crossed, Nebraska, stayed at North Platte, which apparently has the distinction of having the largest rail yard in North America ( not verified ). No wonder people think the earth is flat. Nothing but flat prairie covered in corn fields for miles and miles, the heartland of America. The next page is a place we stayed at in Colorado. This is Glenwood Springs, the gateway to Aspen.


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