It’s still amazes us how much the economy has hurt this summer’s tourism. Looking back on our trip so far, Chicago is the only place that the streets, tourist’s offices, tourist buses, and tourist hot spots showed things were good, not hot but good. Even Niagara Falls was down considerably. At times around the falls, it looked busy enough, but 200 yards away it was like a ghost town.
Well enough….we’re here and we’re going to enjoy it all. After parking the coach and hooking up , we drove into town to see which Canal tour we could get on. There are only two tours going out each day now and the first one was just leaving the dock so we purchased our tickets for the next one 2 1/2 hours away. To kill a little time we drove into town to explore the streets and see what kind of “trouble” we could get into. Again the town was empty of people even in the visitor center. We were there by ourselves. Following our time in the VS we stepped outside and found a tour bus with a lady driver sitting in one of the seats visiting with a friend…. As we walked up she got all excited and invited us to get out of the rain and and take a free tour of the town with her. Well we didn’t have anything else to do for the next couple of hours so we jumped aboard. It was a good tour and “Debbie” was a great tour operator that really liked her job.