We left on a Friday night and arrived around 1:30 in the morning. It takes longer to get there than before because we don't have passports and now you need passports to go through Canada. Instead we go through Ohio and Pennsylvania to get to New York.
On Saturday we went to Fort Niagara and Niagara Falls with my friend Jacob.
Fort Niagara was having a reenactment of the French and Indian War. This war is also known as the sevens years war. It was fought mostly in Canada, but since Fort Niagara was so close to Canada it part of the war too. The French held control of Fort Niagara until July of 1759 when the British attacked with cannons for several days. In the end, the British won and the French surrendered.Sunday was the Fourth of July. We had a party at my Aunt and Uncle's house. It was cool. We went swimming a lot. That night, we went to the fireworks. It was awesome. We got ice cream to eat while we watched the fireworks. It was a fun day.
July 5th is my dad's birthday. It was Monday. We went to lunch and the food was horrible. Then we went on a ride and stopped at my dads friend's house. His name was Lenny. Lenny's wife was my grandma's best friend. Her name was Rose. I was really tired and didn't feel good. We went back to my Uncle Kenny's house and I fell asleep like twice.
On Tuesday, I was feeling better. We went to lunch at Apple Granny's with grandma. Then we dropped my grandma off at Uncle Kenny's and me, mommy, daddy and Alden rode the Trolley around Niagara Falls. It was really, really, really, HOT!
On Wednesday, we went to the water park. It was really hot outside so the water felt cold. That night, we went to watch my cousin Julia's softball game. It was still hot. Me, Alden and my cousin Jack played around the soccer field. We played at the little park and went on the tennis court. We found a tennis ball and buried in the sand on the volley ball court.
Thursday, it was still hot. We went to Murphy's Orchard in Burt, NY.
The orchard was a stop on the Underground Railroad. In the barn there was a secret room underneath the floor. Slaves hid in the secret room until they were taken to Lewiston, NY where they could escape to Canada by crossing the Niagara River. In Lewiston there is a house known to have seven basements. The house was owned by Josiah Tryon He helped many slaves escape to Canada from that house and across the River.That afternoon, we picked up my Aunt Dawn. She is my grandma's sister. Grandma, Aunt Dawn, Alden and I went to the cemetery where my Grandpa and my Great Grandpa are buried. We planted flowers at their grave. It was hot and the ground was hard. But we planted them anyways. Aunt Dawn treated us to ice cream after we were done at the cemetery.
Friday it rained. We drove around the Falls again, but mainly we stayed inside. Uncle Kenny got a new car that day.
Saturday is was time to go home. We had to say good-bye to Uncle Kenny.
On our way home we drove Buffalo and visited Forest Lawn Cemetery.
We left the cemetery and drove the rest of the way home. We stopped for dinner in Cleveland and got home around 8 at night. I was glad that I got to see all of the historic places, and spend time with my family and friends too.