Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Made it to Niagara Falls

I had $20 Canadian in my wallet so decided to have dinner on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, NY. It was the perfect day to walk, meaning I parked my car in a free area down the park from the bridge and wandered up, taking more photos and trying to get the real feel of the water rushing past but nothing seemed to be working until...
This gives you a hint of how fast and strong the water is along the Niagara River, here, just before it cascades into the gorge. I felt it was almost scrubbing my brain clear of the chaos it's been in, lately.

And will keep being in for the next 10 days, apparently. The New York jobs came through so I'm flying down Monday, doing one job that afternoon then the other job over the next 2-3 days. If all goes well, I'll have an easy Friday and be able to go to a museum or movie or something before I head out to the airport. But I'm not planning on anything. I've made that mistake too many times.

Of course, this will be as my comedy writing class is taking place, online. More chaos...hopefully of the good kind.

Then the following Monday I'm driving down to oversee a second part of the second job and driving back on Wednesday. Just call me Speed Racer.

The meal I had on the Canadian side was okay...but not as good as I'd expected. It's hard to believe Tony Roma's can make a filet mignon tough. I wish I'd eaten at Planet Hollywood, there; at least I'd have had some nice music.
This guy had a good voice and nice way of strumming the guitar. Even Johnny rotten seemed impressed -- and you know how hard he was to please.


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JamTheCat said...

So these are Canadian offers? Don't look bad. But since I live in Buffalo, I figure it's not that big a deal for me just to hop over, every now and then. I think part of my issue was, I hadn't been there since the end of October, last year, and I miss being in a place that's not quite like the US. This doesn't qualify as Ireland or Germany...but it's just off enough to where I can be reminded there's a great big world out there.